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The Denver Nuggets just wanted to stay healthy. They were one win away from clinching home court when they tipped off in Charlotte Tuesday night, but the top priority was health — especially considering the lack of incentive to chase down the third seed. Yet the Nuggets won all the same, in large part thanks to Michael Porter Jr.’s 30…...

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The Denver Nuggets rested Paul Millsap and sat Aaron Gordon (right calf tightness) in the second game of a back-to-back Saturday night. Michael Malone turned to the end of the bench for long stretches as the Nuggets opened up a substantial first-half lead over the Brooklyn Nets. But Blake Griffin caught fire in the third, while Kyrie Irving and Kevin…...

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“Give me one man from among ten thousand if he is the best.” – Heraclitus I well remember where I was at the night that Halley’s Comet passed by earth in 1986, as I was just starting to fall in love with astronomy and astrophysics at the deepest dumb-it-down for me level. The rarity of the Halley’s event combined with…...

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It’s the season of Nikola Jokić. The NBA’s inevitable MVP is the bell of the ball these days and the center of attention in Wednesday night’s blowout of the Knicks. Jokić ended this game in his first stint, doubling up the Knicks by himself with 24 points in the first frame. He didn’t “effectively” end the game. He erased all…...

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Rivers has totally bought into the exact role Denver needs him to play.

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It has been a season of tests for Michael Porter Jr. First, he was tasked with molding his offensive game to fit around arguably the best two-man game in the NBA and two elite scoring options in Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Porter did that perfectly. Next, he was required to carry a heavier offensive burden after Murray was lost…...

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The Denver Nuggets never quite found their way in defeat at the hands of the Lakers Monday night. The Nuggets stayed connected in a slog featuring some underwhelming first-half performances from Nikola Jokić and Michael Porter. The entire game looked as though it took place underwater as both teams gritted their teeth through a nationally televised grind fest. It wasn’t…...

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The Denver Nuggets are on another tear. Every time the basketball gods check the gut of this team, the Nuggets respond. Without Jamal Murray, Will Barton III, Monte Morris, and despite Michael Porter Jr.’s sprained left ankle, Denver pulled away from the Toronto Raptors late in the second game of a back-to-back. The Nuggets should have run out of gas,…...

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“It’s one thing to have the faith to get started, but it’s another thing to have the fortitude to finish strong.” – Kami Dempsey Believe it or not, during the fourth quarter of the Denver Nuggets game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, it was a close affair. Toronto had played tough all evening, with neither team seeing much…...

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The Denver Nuggets closed the door tight on the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night. All they had to do was walk away. Inexplicably, they turned around and kicked the thing wide open again. The Pelicans closed the game on a 16-5 run after the Nuggets led by 13 with 3:18 remaining. As the Nuggets struggled to clear the lowest of…...

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Lucky for Harrison, there are 15 Chipotle's located in Denver.

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1. The mapping out of a play is less than half of the battle in basketball. The timing, rhythm, and subtle reads that each player makes are what determine if a play will generate an open shot or not. The two clips below provide nice examples of this. In the first clip, both Michael Porter Jr. and Aaron Gordon elect…...

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The Denver Nuggets played host to the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night, and this time, Memphis was much closer to full strength. That didn’t slow down Nikola Jokić and Michael Porter Jr., however. The second unit busted the game wide open in the second half, and then the starters shut the door. The Nuggets aren’t feeling sorry for themselves. Let’s go…...

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The typically cozy mid-range, where Michael Porter Jr. has been one of the more efficient shooters in the NBA this season, wasn’t kind to the forward in the second quarter Saturday. Porter had clanged two straight jumpers on consecutive Nuggets possessions from a mid-range zone where he’s shooting 49% from this season, which is good for the 84th percentile among…...

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The Denver Nuggets played the game in front of them Saturday night, and they played it well. With a full day to adjust to their new reality without Will Barton and playing a Houston Rockets team with just seven active players, Denver got back on track in Ball Arena. You have to nail the ‘Get Right’ games, and Denver got…...

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The Denver Nuggets would have endured a loss to the Golden State Warriors. Suboptimal that result would have been, it would be a far easier pill to swallow than what followed. But the Nuggets lost more than the game in Chase Center Friday night. After losing Jamal Murray indefinitely at the very end of a game in the same building,…...

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"We need to play with purpose," Nikola Jokic said. "First of all, we need to know what to do on the floor. We cannot just run around with no reason."

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The Denver Nuggets are now 4-0 since star guard Jamal Murray tore his ACL. The latest win comes on the road over a Portland Trail Blazers team that loaded up for victory. The previously inactive Damian Lillard returned, hoping for one landmark victory that could swing their season. But the Nuggets wouldn’t have it. Late game heroics from Jokić and…...

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1. Some turnovers are solely the result of a sloppy play or a missed reads. Others are heavily influenced by poor spacing that allows the defense to double the passer, crowd passing lanes, and eliminate large portions of the court. The turnover below is a great example of how easy the Nuggets are to defend when they place non-shooters alongside…...

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