How about that Denver defense? The Nuggets Von Millered the hottest team in basketball, swarming the Los Angeles Clippers all night en route to a 92-78 win Tuesday.
Seventy-eight. That's it. It was a scintillating performance by the Nuggets (18-15), perhaps their most impressive of the season.
The Clippers entered Tuesday winners of 17 consecutive games. And while only four of those opponents, including Denver on Dec. 25, had winning records, L.A. wasn't just sneaking by teams. The Clippers were punching them in the mouth, winning by an average margin of 15.2 points.