Nuggets coach Michael Malone was having flashbacks while his team rolled past the New York Knicks 130-118 on Thursday. Instead of playing the grind-it-out basketball he’d grown accustomed to seeing in 2018, the Nuggets went back to simply outscoring their opponent for a night, a style they relied heavily on in 2017. Denver’s performance defensively left a lot to be desired. But on offense, the Nuggets finally busted out. They shot 60 percent from the floor and handed out 36 assists, numbers Malone attributed in part to a tweak Mason Plumlee made.

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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at and I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.