It took a lot of disappointing first round exits, but the Denver Nuggets have finally advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs after a dominant performance over Chris Paul's New Orleans Hornets.Coming into their first round series with the Hornets I really didn't know if the Nuggets were for real. Yes, the locked up the second seed. Yes, they have been playing well on both sides of the floor instead of just trying to out score everyone, but they had yet to prove they could do it in the playoffs.I am convinced! This team is for real and I believe they will go all the way to the Western conference finals to face the Los Angeles Lakers. Will the make it to the NBA finals? Remains to be seen, but I definitely think they will make easy work of their next opponents in the Dallas...

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