While the Committee has grown to expect key injuries to the Rockets, last night's broken hand in Denver was a surprise. With Anthony now out 3-4 weeks, it comes at a particularly inopportune time for the Nuggets just as they were surging up the standings. With 6 of their next 8 opponents being Miami, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, Orlando, and Utah, and a stumbling Houston thrown in for good measure, Denver will have a tough time maintaining their current pace.
On the bright side, this should mean more playing time for surprise starter Dahntay Jones. And by surprise, I mean that I thought he was out of the Association a few years ago.