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The Denver Nuggets looked dead in the water as the fourth quarter began on Friday night. They trailed the Ben Simmons-less Philadelphia 76ers by 21-points, all momentum from their big win over the Heat seemingly evaporated. But on the backs of their two young stars, Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray, and up against the ropes at home, the Nuggets responded…

The ball popped, the shots fell, and the Denver Nuggets rolled. At long last, we saw the Nuggets put on a performance that’s better suited for the offensive identity and acumen we’ve bestowed on this group. Denver rocked the Miami Heat, who had the best net rating in the NBA coming into the game, recording 35 assists in the 109-89…...

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No one would take a mulligan on a 3-0 start, but those who watched the Nuggets closely through three games knew they had a loss coming. That materialized Tuesday night when the Nuggets let a game slip away from them, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 109-106 on their home court. The vaunted bench struggled mightily, and Denver’s starters showed a…...

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It wasn’t pretty but the Denver Nuggets found a way to pull out an overtime win over the surprisingly competent Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center on Friday night. After sinking 18 three-pointers on the road on Wednesday, the Nuggets converted just seven of 28 attempts from behind the arc at home on Friday. With the offense stuck in the mud,…...

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The Denver Nuggets rang in the new basketball year with a win over the Trail Blazers in Portland, snapping Rip City’s 18-game winning streak at home in a season opener. Several of Denver’s stars struggled, the first half was a complete wash, and Jokic only logged 23 minutes on the court, but it was enough for a redemptive win to…...

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The first edition of our 2019-20 DNVR Nuggets player grades is here. After Denver narrowly escaped Phoenix with a 107-102 win over the Suns on Monday night, it’s time to hand out some report cards. HONOR ROLL Jerami Grant – A Grant was the best player on the floor Monday night, showcasing nearly all of his versatile skillset. Grant finished…...

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Just like that one of the most magical Nuggets seasons in franchise history ended abruptly, as the Trail Blazers climbed out of a 17-point deficit to beat Denver 100-96 in Game 7. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our…...

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With the Trail Blazers facing elimination, the Nuggets couldn’t overcome an inspired performance from the home team in a 119-108 loss setting up Game 7 Sunday in Denver. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their…...

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The Nuggets didn’t play around in a decisive Game 5 win at home, easing past the Trail Blazers for a 124-98 win. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade. Nikola Jokic (A) 85.21…...

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The Nuggets have been a resilient bunch all season and were once again in Portland Sunday where they didn’t show any fatigue after a gut-wrenching four-overtime loss in Game 3, regaining home court advantage in an impressive 116-112 victory over the Trail Blazers. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different…...

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After four overtimes the Denver Nuggets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers in a magical and ultimately gut-wrenching 140-137 Game 3 loss. When you’re in this type of rarified air it’s hard to properly evaluate everyone’s game, so it’s a good thing we have our trusted metrics to help us out. Just like we’ve done every step of the way,…...

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That was rough. With a big opportunity to take a firm grasp on the series and go up 2-0 on the Portland Trail Blazers, the Denver Nuggets offense sputtered in a 97-90 loss that felt worse as Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig both took a beating. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into…...

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Finally, after a turbulent seven-game series against the San Antonio Spurs, the Nuggets reminded everyone of the type of beautiful basketball they can play in a masterful 121-113 Game 1 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are…...

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With the Nuggets’ season on the line in Game 7, Denver pulled out a convincing 90-86 win over the Spurs. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade. Nikola Jokic (B+) 78.11 — Jokic…...

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The Nuggets found their groove in Game 5, putting on a masterclass performance in a 108-90 win putting Denver one win away from clinching a spot in round two. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering…...

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In a do or die Game 4 on the road, the Nuggets got back to playing their brand of basketball in a 117-103 win that saw them dominate the second half in San Antonio. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context,…...

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In Game 3 in San Antonio, the Nuggets kept things close until the very end as the Spurs were more decisive in the fourth quarter on their way to an imposing 118-108 win. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our…...

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In Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs, the Denver Nuggets had their backs against the wall before pulling off a comeback for the ages, willing their way to a 114-105 win to even the series 1-1. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that…...

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In Game 1 of their first-round series, the Nuggets fell to the Spurs 101-96, but Denver had plenty of chances to come away with the home win. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s…...

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A season of hard work seemed to be slowly going down the train until the Denver Nuggets stormed back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-95 Wednesday in a comeback for the ages. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat…...

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