3. 2010 NBA PLAYOFFS, GAME 1 OF THE FIRST ROUND VS. UTAH
18-for-25, 42 points, Denver wins 126-113
It might seem like years ago, but there was a time when Denver was considered the only viable threat to the Lakers’ Western Conference reign. They never looked more dangerous than they did in the first game of their 2010 Playoff run. Coming off a year where they pushed L.A. to the brink, the Nuggets slaughtered the Jazz here as ‘Melo made six of his first eight shots. Utah never doubled Anthony, which in hindsight appears pretty stupid considering what he shot from the floor. C.J. Miles wasn’t strong enough, and Wes Matthews wasn’t tall enough.