Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas says home court advantage is ‘very important for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in a while’
The Denver Nuggets currently have the second-best record in the Western Conference. If that holds up for the rest of the regular season, Denver would have home court advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs, and point guard Isaiah Thomas says that’s very important for a team like the Nuggets which hasn’t been to the postseason for a long time.
2013 was the last season the Nuggets made the playoffs. That drought is going to end this season, though. Denver is 26-4 at home and Thomas believes the Nuggets should be shooting for the No. 1 seed so they can have home court advantage throughout the entire playoffs.
“I think (home court is) very important for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in a while,” Isaiah Thomas said, via Mike Singer of the Denver Post. “Your crowd gives you energy. That’s something that’s important to us, and I mean why not try to get the No. 1 seed?
“Everybody knows. It’s not like we need to send any message. We’re the second-best team in the West for a reason.”
No team wants to play the Nuggets in the postseason in the Mile-High City. It’s up there with Golden State and Oklahoma City as the toughest places to win a road game.
Isaiah Thomas, who missed the first half of the season recovering from hip surgery, has appeared in three games with Denver. The lefty is averaging 11.3 points and provides a nice scoring punch off the Nuggets’ bench.