With Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried still in place as starters from last year, the team around them needs to help out, like they did in the season opener. The offensive strategy against the Pistons might not have been the best, but this looks like a much better defense than years passed. For a winning season, the Nuggets need to prove themselves in future games against harder competition.
Faried completely beasted last night, scoring 22 points and grabbing 17 boards, but the entire team came through on the defensive side of things. Not only did the team grab 37 defensive rebounds, they put pressure on the Piston’s players that gave them an advantage. The Nuggets even held the Pistons to 2 points in the final 3 minutes of the game that allowed the Nuggets to pull ahead by 10 points.
If the team can continue on with this energy, it could lead to a great season. Keep an eye on Faried, because he will set the pace for the season.