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The Denver Nuggets are cruising after stopping the hottest team in the NBA dead in its tracks. The Utah Jazz is the sharpest buzzsaw in the league right now. Or, was, before they ran into Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets. Denver’s superstar was transcendent, putting together his best scoring performance of the season (T–Career High: 47) and perhaps his…...

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The Denver Nuggets led 90-89 late in the final leg of their five-game road trip. They looked primed to pick up their sixth straight win and cap off a 5-0 trip as they prepare for a brutal stretch of schedule upon returning home. But the turnovers and general lack of discipline reared their ugly heads. Malone turned away from Michael…...

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The Denver Nuggets picked up their fifth straight win and fourth straight of their five-game road trip in Miami Wednesday night. No star performance lifted them over the top this time—instead, a balanced effort, including contributions from some players who’ve been trending down of late. Will Barton set the tone in the first quarter, Paul Millsap stopped the bleeding in…...

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The Denver Nuggets are going streaking after their fourth win in a row and third straight win on the road to open up this five-game trip. Nikola Jokić was something less than transcendent, but his teammates had his back. Jamal Murray dug deep and placed himself back in the bubble, so to speak, but ultimately earned an ejection from the…...

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The Denver Nuggets swept the Phoenix Suns in the only season series on their schedule so far. The Nuggets followed one of their wildest games and most significant wins of the season with another one of their wildest games and most significant wins of the season. Late game excitement destained a game briefly defined by one of the worst six…...

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Toss out that big book of Phoenix Suns jokes. This team can play. Roster envy spiked in Denver as Chris Paul, Mikal Bridges, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton had their way with the Nuggets in the first half of their Friday night matchup on ESPN. The Suns lead peaked at 14, but it felt Denver had a steeper mountain to…...

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The Denver Nuggets can’t afford to fill their season with losses to bad teams after the slow start, and they needed whatever respite a three-quarter blowout of the Oklahoma City Thunder might provide. The Nuggets gave Malone the complete game he’s looking for — a rare occasion. Nikola Jokić cruised, Jamal Murray finally found some rest, and the bench unit…...

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When it seemed the train was back on the tracks, the Denver Nuggets clipped a broken rail with the Utah Jazz in town. Jamal Murray dropped 30, and Nikola Jokić painted a masterpiece, but the reinforcements never arrived. Patience is tested now in Denver, Serbia, Australia, and anywhere else a diehard calls home. The Nuggets missed another chance to move…...

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The Denver Nuggets took their special edition Mile High City court in the fan-favorite blues Thursday night. The Golden State Warriors donned their yellow ‘Statement Uniform .’ We had ourselves some gorgeous visuals to match an exciting game on National Television. Bol Bol caught a surprise start, Jokić surprised no one with a triple-double, and JaMychal Green earned substantial praise…...

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It was a tale in two halves in Brooklyn. Or, really, a story of one quarter. Denver undid their best half of the regular season with one disastrous stretch. The Nets opened the third quarter on a 29-4 run and took the lead. Kevin Durant was on another level, and the Nuggets didn’t have a chance once their cushion disappeared.…...

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Remember those preseason games against Portland? The bench looked strong, Jokić looked like an MVP, and the vibes were through the roof. Get your New York Knicks jokes out of the way now, before I point out they’ve played well this season, better than Denver before Sunday’s game tipped off. On the second game of a back-to-back, the Denver Nuggets…...

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The Denver Nuggets found themselves at the end of a closed-loop, Saturday afternoon. After a flurry of confusing and sometimes contradicting updates from Adrian Wojnarowski, we learned the 76ers would host the Nuggets with just eight active players. And even that was a stretch. Mike Scott suited up but never played. Denver found itself on the other end of ‘The…...

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Nikola Jokić – A Jokić got off to a slow start on Orthodox Christmas. He missed several bunnies around the rim and found himself in foul trouble again. That, of course, is not the lasting takeaway of anyone who witnessed his performance. Despite picking up his fourth foul in the third quarter, Jokić played the entire fourth quarter and overtime…...

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There’s no better way to get right than to get a Minnesota game for the Denver Nuggets. Denver rebounded with a 124-109 win in Target Center Sunday evening, their ninth straight victory over the Timberwolves since that fateful ‘Game 82’ on April 11, 2018. Head coach Michael Malone shrunk his rotation down to nine guys, relying heavily on Jamal Murray…...

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The Denver Nuggets took their home court for the first time in 2021 to an empty arena with simulated crowd noise piping through the sound system. It hardly made for an inspiring environment, inspiration desperately in need as the Denver Nuggets looked to avoid a 1-4 start with the Phoenix Suns in town. There was a brief return to form…...

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The Denver Nuggets couldn’t stop a nosebleed Tuesday night, and with their second-best player on the bench — Jamal Murray (elbow contusion) — they dropped the second half of a back-to-back to the Sacramento Kings. Jokić looked great before he looked gas, Michael Porter Jr. looked lost before he looked great, and the second unit sputtered again. To the grades…...

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Three games into the season, the Nuggets have their first win. Granted, it came against a spiraling Houston organization that carried nine active players into the game, but the Nuggets were in control from the tip. Just about everyone got in on the action thanks to Jokić, who made sure of it with a new career-high 18 assists. The Nuggets…...

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“Bah Humbug,” head coach Michael Malone said after the Denver Nuggets dropped their Christmas Day matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. “I don’t think we’ll ever be on a Christmas Day game again.” The Final Score of 121-108 doesn’t fully reflect the ass-kicking Denver received for a second straight December 25th. The Nuggets found a rhythm late and laid the…...

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The day we’ve all been waiting for turned quickly into one we’re eager to forget Wednesday, as the Denver Nuggets disappointed in their season-opening loss to the Sacramento Kings at home. Jamal Murray no-showed, Barton’s poor second-half marred a strong first 24, and the second unit struggled. Let’s go to the first report cards of the season. Jamal Murray -…...

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