Denver Nuggets by the numbers: Anatomy of a streak

A closer look at an impressive 11-game run
by Aaron Lopez

A quick look inside the numbers during the Denver Nuggets’ 11-game winning streak.

30 - Years since the Nuggets last put together an 11-game run. Denver also won 11 games from Feb. 24 to March 15, 1983. The current streak, coincidentally, started Feb. 23. Back in ’83, the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference semifinals.

23 - Days since Nuggets lost to the Washington Wizards – their only setback since the All-Star break. Denver is 12-1 since the break, 21-4 since Jan. 20, 27-6 since Jan 5 and 34-10 since Dec. 14.

12.3 - Point differential during the streak. Denver is averaging 109.3 points while surrendering 97. The Nuggets have scored at least 100 points 10 times, while allowing 100 just four times.

.516 - Shooting percentage over the past 11 games. The Nuggets have hit at least half their shots eight times, while the opposition is shooting a collective .434 from the field.

7 - Number of players averaging double-figures, with point guard Ty Lawson leading the way at 19.8 points per game.

6 - Current playoff qualifying teams that have lost to Denver since Feb. 23, including the No. 2 seed in the West (Oklahoma City) and the No. 3 seeds in each conference (L.A. Clippers and New York Knicks).

1 - Total of Nuggets who were alive the last time Denver won 11 straight games. Point guard Andre Miller was four days away from his 7th birthday on March 15, 1983.