When you've won four games in a row, you can afford to talk a little smack. Don't mind if Michael Malone does.
Malone's Denver Nuggets blew out the Los Angeles Lakers 117-85 at Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, silencing a decent contingent of Lakers fans who made the trip to Denver.
Apparently Malone heard those Lakers fans, too, based on this amazing quote he delivered after the game, via BSN Denver's Harrison Wind:
"You're either with us or against us. ... The Lakers, their fans carry, but as long as their fans go home disappointed, that's all I care about.
So, the Warriors fans can come in here, the Celtics fans can come in here, the Lakers fans can come in here. But take that L on the way out."
The man has spoken.
Malone can back up his boast, though: The 14-7 Nuggets are 9-3 at home this season and indeed have handed an "L" to both the Celtics and the Warriors. (Remember that Kyrie Irving-Jamal Murray drama, C's fans?)
Boston has a chance for redemption on March 18 when Denver visits TD Garden -- although it remains to be seen how well Nuggets fans travel.
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