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HIGHLIGHTS: Nuggets cruise past Cleveland, 126-113

The Denver Nuggets took the lead over the defending world champion Cleveland Cavaliers with 10:42 remaining in the second quarter on Wednesday night and never looked back. Spurred by a 73-point first half, Denver would cruise to a 126-113 victory over LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers. Wilson Chandler had 18 points and played staunch defense on James, who had 18 points...
Via Mile High Sports
28 minutes ago

“It was a defining moment,”: what Nuggets’ players thought of Nikola Jokic’s post-up on LeBron

  DENVER — An exhausted but satisfied Nikola Jokic sat in front of his locker preparing to answer questions from the media following the Nuggets’ 126-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, not exactly sure what to think. Just 30 minutes prior, the 22-year-old tied a bow on a clean 16-point, 10-rebound, 7-assist performance with a post sequence from the left block and series...
Via BSN Denver
6 hours ago

PHOTOS: Nuggets beat defending NBA champion Cavaliers 126-113

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 126-113, on March 22, 2017 in Denver at Pepsi Center.
Via The Denver Post
8 hours ago

Nuggets sprint past Cavs behind another Jokic gem

  The loudest moment this season at Pepsi Center came at the 2:45 mark of Wednesday night’s third quarter. It wasn’t after a game-winner or a thunderous dunk, or even during the three-point barrage that buried the Golden State Warriors earlier this season. It was after a post-up. Another all-around performance from Nikola Jokic, who finished with 16 points on a clean 8-10 shooting...
Via BSN Denver
10 hours ago

Emmanuel Mudiay’s minutes “reward” for hard work amid demotion, Nuggets coach Michael Malone says

The Nuggets appeared to be in for a long night Monday when they fell behind by 13 points early in Houston and trailed 35-28 at the end of the first quarter. Enter Emmanuel Mudiay. The second-year point guard, demoted to third string after the all-star break, scored eight points in less than five minutes to begin the second quarter, keying a 17-7 run that helped the Nuggets grab the...
Via The Denver Post
13 hours ago

Nuggets legend Alex English talks about Nikola Jokic and the team

Back in the 1980s, which many consider the glory years of the Denver Nuggets, they had one player that was the undisputed face of the franchise. That man was Alex English. Now, he has taken his rightful place in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and he sees the Nuggets with a new emerging franchise cornerstone in Nikola Jokic. English voiced his opinion on Jokic to Sean...
Via Mile High Sports
15 hours ago

How Will Barton’s Baltimore streetball background busted his post All-Star break slump

  DENVER — The Nuggets are desperately holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference and are looking for their first postseason action since the 2013-2014 season. In their pursuit, they’ve had many hurdles to overcome but Will Barton‘s struggles since the All-Star break have been difficult to comprehend. Barton started the season as a potential...
Via BSN Denver
21 hours ago

Chandler leads Nuggets past Cavs 126-113

DENVER (AP) — Wilson Chandler scored 18 points in his return from a four-game absence with a pulled groin and provided stellar defense on LeBron James in the Denver Nuggets’ 126-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The Nuggets bounced back from consecutive heartbreaking last-second losses to Houston with a signature win that increased their lead to 1 1...
Via MyNorthwest.com
22 hours ago

Harden has 40 in triple-double, Rockets top Nuggets 109-105

DENVER (AP) James Harden scored 40 points and finished with a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snapped the Denver Nuggets' four-game winning streak with a 109-105 victory Saturday night. Harden, who shook off a hard fall in the third quarter, had 10 rebounds and 10 assists. With his team trailing 107-105, Nuggets guard Will Barton missed a 3-pointer and a layup in the final...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Denver Nuggets Are The Best Football Team In The NBA

Nikola Jokic is the best passing center in the NBA. Frankly, it isn’t even close. It’s also the primary reason why the Denver Nuggets have one of the most potent offenses in the league. Since Jokic became a permanent starter in mid-December, Denver has a 114.2 offensive rating, which is not just the best in the NBA, but also one of the best numbers ever. That’s literally unbelievable...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic trolls Nuggets for not playing him enough after career game

Jusuf Nurkic turned in the best performance of his career so far, and was the difference-maker in the team’s 114-108 OT victory over the Sixers. Nurkic scored 28 points, hauled in 20 rebounds, dished out eight assists and blocked six shots. That’s about as complete as a big man can be in a game. It’s safe to say he took over and lifted the Blazers to victory, in a game they...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris ejected for kicking Mason Plumlee in groin

Markieff Morris was ejected for kicking Mason Plumlee in the nuts during Wednesday’s game between the Wizards and Nuggets.The play in question happened with two minutes left in the game. Plumlee went to defend Morris after a switch and tried knocking the ball out, which led a frustrated Morris to kick him in the nads.Here’s video: Morris was assessed a flagrant-2 foul on the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers announce Ed Davis is out for the season following shoulder surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Tuesday that center Ed Davis underwent arthroscopic surgery in his left shoulder.While the surgery was a success, his season is officially over. Davis has played in 46 games for Portland this season, starting in 12.He was averaging 4.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game, down from 6.5 points and 7.4 boards in 20.8 minutes per...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nuggets completed nine passes in 12 seconds, and it was beautiful

For years, the San Antonio Spurs have been known for their amazing fundamental basketball. But even the Spurs might have to tip to their caps to the Denver Nuggets after one offensive sequence Wednesday with just a ton of beautiful passes. In the third quarter of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Denver put on a passing clinic that would have any basketball purist salivating...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield's underwear stolen after his first game in Sacramento

Rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield was the main piece the Sacramento Kings got back in the stunning trade which sent star big man DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans last week. The former Oklahoma Sooners star went on to score 16 points off the bench in his debut, which the Kings won 116-100 over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.But after the game, Hield found himself in a...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George extremely critical of Pacers following trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. Paul George is still on the Indiana Pacers. But from the sounds of things, the team has to mend fences with its star.Speaking to a pool of reporters, George made it clear that he did not like the communication (or lack thereof) between himself and the team during the lead up to Thursday’s trade deadline. “I kind was on the ropes just...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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