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For those in search of a recap of the Denver Nuggets’ 109-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks’ JJV-team, there’s no better place to start than Jamal Murray’s banishment of D.J. Wilson late in the third quarter. To set the scene, Milwaukee sat their best players and trotted out an active roster that included several google-jobs and two misleading inclusions in…...

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Championships are not won in March. Few meaningful games are. But the Denver Nuggets are running out of time to show us they’re ready to improve on last season’s playoff run. The Nuggets play their best when they play with joy, and they’ve played joylessly since the All-Star break. The defense is in shambles, the turnovers are out of control,…...

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The Nuggets' defense didn't look improved after adding Torrey Craig to the rotation in Charlotte, so where do Denver, Michael Malone and Michael Porter Jr. go from here?

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The last time the Golden State Warriors were in Pepsi Center was January 15, 2019. Denver led Golden State narrowly in the Western Conference standings, and the Nuggets found themselves in a battle for the one-seed. The Warriors treated it like a statement game and only needed 12 minutes to get their message across. After the first quarter, they led…...

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There’s a chance that no one feels more relieved this morning than Peyton Manning. Manning likes to attend Nuggets games with his family, like an average person. Of course, he isn’t one. He’s Peyton F****** Manning. The Nuggets trot him out there like a mascot, writing him into bits with Rocky, and making it virtually impossible for him to experience…...

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The Denver Nuggets have won 40 games. They’ve played as well against teams with winning records as virtually any contender. They have wins that stand up with the best by any side all season long — like a shorthanded win in Milwaukee on the second night of a back-to-back, or ‘The Seven’ marching through the mountains into Salt Lake City,…...

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That’s what we’ve been clamoring for, I suppose. With a woeful Detroit Pistons team in town, the Denver Nuggets avoided playing down and kept their foot on the pedal for almost four quarters. They were focused, engaged, and in control as they picked up a 115-98 win, leaving folks like me with little to discuss. For the second consecutive game,…...

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From long before the game started until well after it was over, the result itself—a 128-116 win for the Denver Nuggets—felt secondary to what is sure to dominate the headlines. Just a little more than two weeks after being dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the trade deadline, the trio of Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Juancho Hernangomez was back…...

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Chris Paul, the 'Point God,' and the Thunder handed the Nuggets their fist divisional loss of the season, a 113-101 defeat in both team's first game following the All-Star break.

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The Denver Nuggets played a game under the gaze of the basketball universe on Wednesday night with playoff implications and big expectations. They apparently did not get that memo. Nuggets fans know those circumstances are a recipe for disaster this season, the team falling flat on their faces when the nation tunes in—the misfortunate subject of Charles Barkley’s schadenfreude. But…...

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Whatever magic the Denver Nuggets had summoned, whatever inspired a heroic push and slew of unlikely victories in the face of legitimate adversity since the start of January, it looked as though it had dried up in the first half of their game with the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Before the third quarter was over, the possibility of…...

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Jamal Murray missed just just three of his 17 field goal attempts Saturday night. He misfired only twice on eight attempts from beyond the arc. But Murray’s most impressive play in the Nuggets’ 117-108 win over the Phoenix Suns didn’t result in an additional two or three points to the right of his name on Denver’s boxscore. Looking to put…...

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On the seventh day, sources tell me the Lord rested. Wouldn’t that be nice, Nikola Jokić must be thinking to himself. The Denver Nuggets franchise player has moved mountains in January and the start of February, without the benefit of much rest. The Injury Bug swarm has reached biblical proportions in Denver. On Wednesday night in Utah, following a trade…...

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First, there was a basketball game. The Denver Nuggets hosted and blew out Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night buy stifling the thermonuclear star in a 127-99 ass-kicking. While Lillard struggled, Nikola Jokić dominated as we got another glimpse of what an offense built around his greatness looks like when orbited by capable shooters. Denver hit…...

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And just like that the lead was gone. It took only 8 1/2 second-quarter minutes for the Detroit Pistons to fully erase what was at one point a 21-point first-quarter deficit. From there it was game on. After the Nuggets hit on 10 of their first 11 field goal attempts and outscored the Pistons 44-30 in the first Detroit countered,…...

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Twenty four hours before the Nuggets tipped off Friday night in Milwaukee, Michael Malone declare the Denver’s come-from-behind victory over the Utah Jazz as “maybe” the win of the season. He had to amend that statement the following night. The Nuggets’ 127-115 win against the Bucks might not just be Denver’s best victory of the year. It may be one…...

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The Denver Nuggets are shorthanded. Alright, that might be an understatement. With Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap, Mason Plumlee, and Gary Harris (personal reasons) inactive, the Nuggets are being held together by the miracle of duct tape. With an ever-competent division rival in the Utah Jazz visiting, the Nuggets were at risk of unraveling, but their best player refused to lose.…...

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The Denver Nuggets and surging Memphis Grizzlies clashed at FedEx Forum on Tuesday night in a matchup that’s been a thorn in Denver’s side for a couple of seasons. Exactly one year ago from yesterday, the Nuggets engineered a 24-point comeback in Memphis, but the first three-quarters were excruciating. Last season, Nikola Jokić bounced off his rock-bottom when he refused…...

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No one expects the day in front of them to be one they’ll remember forever. Most days are tedious and uneventful. Most days come and go like any other. Not a single person on their way to the Pepsi Center expected to learn what the whole world would learn on Sunday afternoon. But every single one of us will remember…...

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The Denver Nuggets were in New Orleans on Friday night looking to redeem themselves after consecutive losses to the Pelicans. There were some notable differences in this third matchup—the Nuggets were without Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap, and Mason Plumlee, and the Pelicans were with the number one overall draft pick, Zion Williamson. It wasn’t exactly a recipe for success, but…...

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