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One down. Seventeen games left to go. The Denver Nuggets passed their first test of the new season without Jamal Murray Wednesday night. With the news of Murray’s ACL fresh on the mind, Michael Malone, Nikola Jokić, and the rest of the Nuggets had the task of setting the tone for what follows. Will Denver roll over and accept their…...

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All good things must come to an end. The Boston Celtics snapped the Denver Nuggets’ winning streak at eight Sunday afternoon by a final score of 105-87. The starters came out hot again, but the bench gave an extra poor performance. Twice the starters built a comfortable lead only for it to evaporate when the second unit checked in. Jamal…...

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The Denver Nuggets have won eight games in a row. They took sole possession of the longest current winning streak in the NBA and longest winning streak in the Malone era with a 121-119 win over the San Antonio Spurs Friday night. The Spurs showed resilience. Denver kicked it into their new S gear and pressed their foot on the…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – F Can’t really say much other than the Avs penalty kill was horrendous, and Bellemare was out there for three of the Wild PP goals. The fourth line has not looked the same without the speed of an O’Connor or Calvert. Andre Burakovsky – D Scored another goal, very similar to his one on Monday evening off…...

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The Denver Nuggets wrapped up a home back-to-back with the San Antonio Spurs in town Wednesday night. Denver plodded their way through another first quarter but rallied in the second quarter after head coach Michael Malone’s ejection. After yet another no-call for Nikola Jokić, Malone stormed onto the court, stopping a Spurs fast break, and berated the nearest official. Malone…...

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So much had changed when the Denver Nuggets suited up for a basketball game Sunday night. Fans were back in the building — a limited capacity of season ticket holders was spattered across the upper levels to greet the new-look Nuggets in what is now called Ball Arena. Gary Harris was there. RJ Hampton too. Both suited up for the…...

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The Los Angeles Clippers series is when Jerami Grant earned his money. He wasn’t the answer in the opening round against Utah and underwhelmed in the regular season, but the great defense on Kawhi Leonard changed his basketball life. The Denver Nuggets took their ‘Earned’ jerseys into Staples Center Thursday night, hoping to learn how new acquisition Aaron Gordon would…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B+ When did Belly turn into a sniper? His last few goals have been great shots, but I’m not sure there’s been a better one than his one-timer goal tonight. Extra bonus points for blocking a shot in an 8-3 game that leads to a 2 on 0 the other way. The penalty call on him was…interesting.…...

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The Denver Nuggets erupted for 44 points in the first quarter as the starters tore through the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night. Playing in front of roughly 2000 frontline workers and KSE employees, Denver shot out the gates and seized the game immediately. “We were making shots. We were playing for each other. We were playing defense. We were running. We…...

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The new-look Denver Nuggets took on the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night in their ‘Earned’ edition jerseys. Aaron Gordon and JaVale McGee were both active, and Gordon caught his first start in Paul Millsap’s place. With just one new player in the lineup, somehow, the Nuggets looked a completely different team. Suddenly teeming with size and athleticism, the starters rolled in…...

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Aaron Gordon is officially a Denver Nugget. But first, there was a game to play. The Nuggets fell behind yet again to the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night. Zion Williamson made the game of basketball look remarkably easy. He went to his left and scored with his left time after time. It was not a chess match. It was a…...

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The Denver Nuggets were the belle of the ball Thursday afternoon as we reached the NBA Trade Deadline. After acquiring center JaVale McGee from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Isaiah Hartenstein and two second-round picks (one of which is protected), the Denver Nuggets made a big splash. The second deal: Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and a protected 2025 first-round…...

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The Denver Nuggets flew to Orlando to kick off their road trip against the Magic with the trade deadline looming. The Nuggets are active and competitive in the trade market — particularly so for Orlando’s Aaron Gordon. If he was treating that game as an extended audition, it didn’t go well. Gordon scored just 13 points on 6/13 from the…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Didn’t love the fourth line today. It wasn’t a bad game, just a pedestrian one. Bellemare was at his best in the faceoff circle, where he won nine of his 13 draws. He was solid on the PK and had a clean breakaway but couldn’t finish. An average night for PEB. Andre Burakovsky – B Didn’t…...

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If the current era of the Denver Nuggets is to be defined by one thing to date, it’s the two-man game of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokić. With an embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bulls on the line Friday night, the Nuggets fell back on old reliable, and their two stars whipped up their blend of March Madness as they…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B- I liked his game. It was completely fine. Jump right from the hop set the tone for the game. That’s what you want from the fourth line. Seriously, though, some production would be nice. No complaints about PEB today. Andre Burakovsky – C- In a game where the Avs were swarming the Wild for about 85%…...

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The Denver Nuggets suited up to host the Charlotte Hornets at Ball Arena Wednesday night. It was a quiet setting for typically rowdy St. Patrick’s day, and thankfully, no one had the bright idea to try some new green jerseys. There were no gimmicks. The Nuggets were all business as they ran the Hornets off the floor just as quickly…...

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The Denver Nuggets hosted the Indiana Pacers in Ball Arena Monday night, and the latter had a hard time getting into the city. The Pacers didn’t arrive until around 2:00 pm MT — a quick turnaround for the rescheduled tip time of 8:00 pm. The Nuggets had the rest advantage and pulled away from a back-and-forth contest with a dominant…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C+ I thought Bellemare was thoroughly overshadowed by his linemates today but that is by no means a knock on him. He played a consistent and effective game. He’s an offensive black hole, though, and his one shot on goal was once again a high-danger chance that did not go in. At some point he has to…...

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