Nuggets hope third time's a charm

Nikoloz Tskitishvili is finally playing the way the Nuggets envisioned when they made him the No. 5 pick in 2002.

Updated: July 16, 2004, 3:43 PM ET
By Terry Brown | NBA Insider

Nikoloz Tskitishvili scored 27 points against the Celtics on 7-for-15 shooting with three triples, including 13 points in a tightly contested fourth quarter. He scored 26 points the next night against the Magic on 10-for-21 shooting with another three triples.

This is exactly what the Nuggets envisioned when they made the skinny Russian prodigy the No. 5 pick of the 2002 draft. They just didn't think that two years after the draft, he would be doing it in the month of July while participating ...

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