Cavs, Magic, and Lakers also lost last night.
The cold-shooting Orlando Magic squandered an 81-71 advantage over the Washington Wizards with 10:39 to play and dropped their fourth straight game, and in stunning fashion, by a final score of 104-97.
Yours truly had the privilege of sitting right behind the Cavaliers bench (see picture) courtesy of my life long friend and Denver Stiffs reader "Mordecai." I'd argue that Mordecai's seats are some of the best - if not the best - at Pepsi Center (and it's absurd that my tickets cost the same as his, but I'll address that when I write my column on the many things the Nuggets need to do to improve the fan experience) because you get as close as possible to the Nuggets nightly opponents.
Moving from metacommentary back to actual hoops, tonight's game was an unsightly one for the Lake Show. Yeah, yeah, nine straight in the Rose Garden, I get it. But you know what? They played just as badly two nights ago at Staples against the Clips. Worse, even, when you account for location and opponent. It's not some Oregonian curse. The Lakers really do have a few problems at the moment.