Monday marks the return of the Answer, Allen Iverson to not only the NBA but also Philadelphia! It's where Iverson thrived and will thrive.
The 76ers should make a good matchup for the Nuggets even though there will undoubtedly be adjustment issues to Iverson.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Ty Lawson guard AI simply because of the matchup in speed. Maybe Chauncey Billups depending on whether or not AI COMES OFF THE BENCH?
Philly's loss to the Bobcats is their 9th in a row including one to the Nets?!! Yikes, however, Willie Green played a great offensive game tonight with 26 points, Andre Iguodala had a double-double as did the promising Thaddeus Young. Elton Brand is obviously worth a mention too.
So, Carmelo Anthony will likely be guarded by Thaddeus, which will be an exciting matchup, but Kenyon Martin should be a perfect stop for Thaddeus. Samuel Dalembert shouldn't be too tough for Nene to score upon although, Dalembert has been averaging almost 2 blocks per game.
Can the 76ers beat the Nuggets? No. Denver has had a day off to recoup while Philly plays back-to-back against the strongest 20 start team the Nuggets have ever been(15-5). Props to a young Philadelphian team that will play a tough game and lose.
I'm not sure anybody has figured out how to guard against the depth of J.R. Smith's 3-pointer or Gilbert Arenas for that matter.
Carmelo scored 34 on the Spurs in San Antonio after being named Player of the Month. This honor hasn't been bestowed on a Denver player since Fat Lever in 1988. Chris Andersen has reestablished his health and presence in the paint. Nene has the prettiest jump hook and softest hands since entering the NBA.
Nuggets 117 - 76ers 110