After what felt like a long time, the Denver Nuggets are finally back in the win column.

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll Podcast, Ryan Blackburn breaks down the Denver Nuggets 129-122 win over the Atlanta Hawks as Julian Strawther breaks out with a strong 22 points and five steals on the road. The Nuggets were down in the first quarter, but Strawther’s energy and shotmaking helped the team recover to lead by the end of the first half.

Jamal Murray had 29 points and played great defense, while Nikola Jokic was back to his ever efficient self. Even Aaron Gordon looked like the better version of himself, dominating on the interior with seven offensive rebounds and hitting his free throws.

Ryan discusses the win, the Trae Young ejection, Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 40 points, and then previews Denver’s game tonight against the Chicago Bulls. Can the Nuggets build upon their win in Atlanta or will they go back to Square One?

The 2023-24 NBA season is officially here! Make sure to stay up with the latest in the world of Denver Nuggets basketball with the Pickaxe and Roll podcast. Catch Blackburn every week on the Mile High Sports podcast network or watch on the MHS YouTube channel for the best local coverage of Colorado sports.

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