2008-09 Season Denver Nuggets Wallpapers
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2008-09 Denver Nuggets Season
Conference : Western Conference
Head coach : George Karl
Arena : Pepsi Center
Wallpaper Links : Denver Nuggets Official Wallpapers
2008-09 Denver Nuggets Season
With Carmelo Anthony averaging 22.8 ppg and Billups averaging 6.4 assists in the 2008–09 NBA season, the Nuggets accomplished a great number of franchise milestones. Their 54–28 record matched the most wins the franchise had gotten since their induction in the NBA; their 27–14 start was also a record for wins in the first half of a season. This also marked the first time in the franchise's history the team had back-to-back 50-win seasons. They led the Northwest division for much of the season, eventually winning the division and placing #2 in the Western Conference, matching the highest the team has ever been seeded for the playoffs.
General Manager Mark Warkentien won the NBA Executive of the Year Award for the Nuggets' improvement. They won Game 1 of the playoffs in a blowout victory against the New Orleans Hornets on April 19, 2009, the first time they had home-court advantage since 1988 and also, the 29-point victory was the largest victory for any team for Game 1 of the First Round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs.
Chauncey Billups set a Nuggets franchise record with the most three-pointers in a playoff game with 8, and his 19 three-pointers in total is also a Nuggets record for threes made in a playoff series. They went on to beat the Hornets in five games, including a 58-point victory in Game 4 which matched the biggest playoff victory in NBA history. They then went on to beat the #6 seed Dallas Mavericks 4 games to 1 in the Conference Semifinals to make their first trip to the Western Conference Finals since 1985. That was also the first time the Nuggets have ever led 3-0 in a best-of-seven series. Up to that point, they held an NBA Playoffs-high in 3-pointers made and a 16-point average margin of victory, the largest average margin of victory in the first 10 playoff games in NBA Playoff History.
They lost the first game of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers but won the second game to tie the series 1-1. Carmelo Anthony became the first Denver player to score at least 30 points in five consecutive playoff games since the Nuggets joined the NBA in 1976. They lost the series 4-2, ending Denver's longest playoff run in team history.
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