The Denver Post sums up the Denver Nuggets’ incredible first playoff game like this: “Who were the Nuggets playing Sunday, Rangeview High School?” The Nuggets decimated the New Orleans Hornets 113-84, with Chauncey Billups leading the way. He was hot, shooting 10-for-15 from the field and 8-for-9 from the 3-point zone, besting his career high and causing hip-hop star Lil Wayne, who was seated baseline at the Pepsi Center, to cringe.

“It was one of those special nights,” says Billups, who also had eight assists and no turnovers.

As for coach George Karl, it seems he and the Nuggets are on the rebound, according to 5280.