Tuesday, April 28, 2009

When You Lose a Playoff Game By 58 Points ... Quit

The Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hornets ... 121-63.

Yes, the Nuggs beat the Hornets by 58 points in New Orleans. That is extremely embarrassing and matches the worst playoff beating in NBA history.

I think there should be a rule that if you lose by 58 points at home in the playoffs ... the series is over. Just end it. Take the ol' girl out back and put her out of her misery.

I know, I know. It is just one loss and a loss by 58 points is worth the same as a loss by 1 point. You are right, but losing by 58 means you shouldn't even be on the same court as your opponent. You'd do everyone a favor by just forfeiting the rest of the series.

I'm not trying to be mean. This is the third time in this series that Denver blew out New Orleans. And it isn't like the Hornets didn't quit tonight. They scored a grand total of 24 points in the second half while Denver scored 60. Denver had a first quarter lead of 36-15.

I just finished watching the Lakers eliminate the Jazz in five games. At least Utah ... who faced big defecits late in every game this series ... fought back. They scrapped and hustled and at least when down swinging. N'Awlins looked like a team that was capping off a 15-67 season.

It is amazing when you think that the Hornets were a buzz team to challenge the Lakers for the Western crown when the season began. At that time, the Nuggets were perceived to continue their stretch of squeaking into the playoffs and bowing out quickly. Now six months later, Denver will be moving on while the Hornets bow out with their stingers between their legs.

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