The last game of our Denver sports weekend was a matchup of the Rockets and Nuggets. We'd seen the Nuggets play just a year before in LA against the Clippers, but this was already a fairly different team. The biggest name that was playing for them that game was probably Timofey Mozgov, so I was a lot more excited to see what James Harden and Dwight Howard had to show. But this Nuggets team played hard (at least on this night) and surprised us by coming away with the win and throwing in a few SportsCenter top 10 plays for good measure.
My parents got us these tickets for my birthday, and my dad is like me and likes to be as close to the floor/field as possible. We were a little more behind the basket than I would have liked to have been, but there wasn't too much of the floor we couldn't see and the Nuggets made some crazy athletic plays on our end during the game, which was cool to be so close to.
Early in the game, the Rockets and James Harden were feeding the ball to Dwight Howard a ton, which was working great. After the first quarter, however, they started to get away from that and James Harden tried to take over, which didn't work out too hot. The legend of the beard was starting to grow, but based on this game, I was pretty unimpressed. The Nuggets were definitely the better team that night, and the Rockets were already starting to unravel at this point- less than a week later, rumors of a rift between James and Dwight started to circulate the sports news networks.
Food baby, thy name is Denver Biscuit Company. Seriously, if you go to Denver, go here. I had been to their food cart, but they have a storefront location too that we went to on this trip. I got a biscuit cinnamon roll, and it's to this day the best thing I've ever tasted. The little bit of dryness of the biscuit mixed with their tasty icing was a perfect combination. Joel, who is not a big sweet tooth like me, got a more savory biscuit sandwich, which he also loved. There will never be a time I'm in Denver and don't go here as long as they're open.
Before the game we stopped by Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, which is pretty close to Coors Field. They have all different types of dogs, from your basic pork and beef products to reindeer and rattlesnake. I got a chicken one and Joel went with one of the more basic dogs, and both were pretty tasty and very affordable.
We parked in a lot not directly associated with the Pepsi Center by right near there and it was really affordable. We had driven down to Denver, and while the roads were good on the way down, we had to deal with road closures and terrible conditions on the way home. Joel vowed we would never drive anywhere from Montana in the winter again, and I agree. But it was a great (an affordable) little trip and quenched our sports need for at least a few months!
Just a couple of sports fans touring the world, one stadium at a time.