Atlanta regroups, wins on the road, and wins game 7 at home.
The Nuggets held off elimination at home against the Jazz. This series, like all Western conference matchups, has been great basketball. The Nuggets shot the three better than the Jazz (Den. 53%, Uta. 39%) and made more free throws (Den. 33-42, Uta.19-25). The knee injury to Nene leaves Kenyon Martin as Denver's only reliable option for inside scoring. The Nuggets should take a lesson from Don Nelson and play a smaller line-up (Billups, Smith, Afflalo, Anthony, Martin). Those are strong, athletic players capable of scoring and creating turnovers. I don't see anyone stopping Deron Williams and I like the Jazz at home in game six.