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Denver Nuggets: Fournier to Mozgov for the slam (GIF)


The Denver Nuggets are a team that lives on home court advantage. Long ago coach Doug Moe said that the key for the Nuggets was to maul teams at home and play .500 basketball on the road.

Under new coach Brian Shaw, the team has not been able to follow that formula. Their 12-9 record at the Pepsi Center is solid but unspectacular, which goes a long way towards explaining their 22-21 record overall.

They certainly need to handle their business in Denver against a team like the Charlotte Bobcats. As the Nuggets struggle to do so, playing without Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson, they received a spark on this play as Evan Fournier fed center Timofey Mozgov for the slam:

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Back when the Nuggets traded Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks, they dug in and insisted that Mozgov be one of the players they receive in return. They look wise for that now, though I doubt they planned to ever be counting him as much as they have this season.

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