Julius Hodge Gets First Start For Denver

LOS ANGELES – The snow was falling in Bismarck, N.D., and Julius Hodge was channeling his inner-Rocky Balboa.

Seeking every edge in his conditioning, Hodge braced against the cold and started running laps around the budget hotel where he and the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League were housed for three days last week.

It was a far different scene Friday in Los Angeles as Hodge rode the Nuggets team bus from the Ritz-Carlton hotel in sunny Marina del Rey to the Staples Center.

Hodge ended the night with 4 points, 6 assists, 0 turnovers, 2 steals and played extraordinary defense on Kobe Bryant. Bryant only had 8 points and only took 9 shots.

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8 Responses to Julius Hodge Gets First Start For Denver

  1. redfred2 01/06/2007 at 6:23 PM #

    Though the article started out about Hodge but it never really said that he had a good game or limited Kobe’s scoring output. I’d have to guess that he did, but the article doesn’t really say. ???

    It says that Kobe only had 8 points, but that “he did all of the right things.” Some people just can’t get any bad press, yet for others the good never comes.

  2. Woof Wolf 01/06/2007 at 6:50 PM #

    They are playing the Jazz tonight. He’s scheduled to start again. Anyone know where we can get audio on the ‘net?

  3. Woof Wolf 01/06/2007 at 7:15 PM #

    I found the flagship station.


    You have to register but it’s free.

  4. NCStateDud92 01/06/2007 at 8:45 PM #

    What is Kobe looking at with his tongue sticking out of his mouth?

  5. Woof Wolf 01/06/2007 at 9:19 PM #

    Okay. I messed up. If any

  6. Woof Wolf 01/06/2007 at 9:22 PM #

    one knows where we can get a free audio link let us know.

  7. redfred2 01/07/2007 at 2:10 PM #

    Hodge played 5:13, had no points, 3 assists, one turnover, and one personal foul.

  8. BoKnowsNCS71 01/08/2007 at 10:55 AM #

    Man he looks horrible in the Nuggets version of Carolina Blue.

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