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Nikola Jokic took care of good friend Nikola Vucevic in the first round of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge Saturday night at All-Star Weekend. But eventual champion Jayson Tatum was too much for The Joker in round two. Jokic was well ahead of Tatum on the way back down the floor, just needing to sink the three from the top...

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Wind and Clark recap the Nuggets’ win over the Kings, Isaiah Thomas’ debut, where he’ll help Denver out the most down the stretch, Wes Unseld Jr. steeping in for Michael Malone and go over their other notes from the Nuggets’ final game before the All-Star break. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link

On a chilly February Milwaukee evening last year, Nikola Jokic made NBA history. In a 134-123 Nuggets win, Jokic recorded the fastest triple-double in league history in just 14 minutes and 33 seconds, smashing Jim Tucker’s record of 17 minutes, which had stood since 1955. You probably know a little bit about Jokic, the Nuggets’ star center who was just selected to his first All-Star game earlier this month and has cemented himself as one of the top big men in the league. But you’re probably not too familiar with Tucker, the 6-foot-7 backup forward who averaged 4.1 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Syracuse Nationals in the 1950s and held the elusive record for more than 60 years. Director…

Wind (Team LeBron) and Clark (Team Giannis) draft their All-Star teams. Who wound up with the better squad? Let them know. Team LeBron: Kevin Durant (1), Kyrie Irving (3), Kawhi Leonard (5), Joel Embiid (7), Anthony Davis (10), Bradley Beal (12), Ben Simmons (14), Russell Westbrook (16), Blake Griffin (18), D’Angelo Russell (20), Nikola Vucevic (22), Dwyane Wade (24) Team Giannis: Stephen Curry (2), Paul George (4), James Harden (6), Kemba Walker (8), Nikola Jokic (9), Klay Thompson (11), Khris Middleton (13), Damian Lillard (15), Karl-Anthony Towns (17), Kyle Lowry (19), LaMarcus Aldridge (21), Dirk Nowitzki (23) DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link

Nikola Jokic’s week started with a game-winning basket in Memphis that clinched a 95-92 Nuggets victory. Forty-eight hours later, he tallied 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists — his eighth triple-double of the season — in a 105-99 win over the Pelicans. Jokic was then named to his first All-Star game on Thursday before leading the Nuggets to a...

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Michael Malone was forced to field questions about his job security following the disappointing end to Denver's 2017-18 season, where the Nuggets missed out on the playoffs by one game for the second consecutive year. Ten months later, Malone could be coaching in the All-Star game.

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The All-Star break is a ceremonial halfway point in the NBA regular season, but in reality, the Denver Nuggets have just 24 games between now and what could be the organization’s first playoff appearance in five seasons. Denver has navigated turbulent Western Conference waters with injuries to its marquee free agent acquisition Paul Millsap, who the Nuggets committed roughly 29...

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Wind and Clark recap All-Star weekend, discuss the skills challenge, three-point shootout, dunk contest and Sunday’s All-Star game and assess Jamal Murray’s performance. Also, who will be the next Nuggets player to make an All-Star game and when?

Rundown

2:30 – Takeaways from All-Star weekend

7:30 – Should the NBA put more on the line?

11:30 – Jamal Murray’s performance at All-Star weekend

17:30 – What will you remember from the dunk contest?

19:00 – Donovan Mitchell’s rise

22:00 – The next Nuggets’ All-Star

29:30 – Denver’s U23 core vs Philly

34:00 – Jamal Murray’s All-Star ETA

36:00 – Biggest pre-All-Star break Nuggets storylines

The 2018 All-Star game got off to a rocky start but ended with a bang. The overproduced pregame show that featured 45 minutes of Kevin Hart and Rob Riggle was stale. Fergie’s national anthem was an abomination and the first quarter saw some defense but also poor offense as Team Steph and Team LeBron both shot under 50 percent from the field. Players from both teams looked winded at the first timeout. Down 13, with 6:57 remaining in the fourth quarter, LeBron James and his squad could have coasted into Sunday night’s hottest after-party and readied their bodies for the final two months of the regular season. But James, who took home Most Valuable Player honors, Rusell Westbrook, Kevin Durant,…

MILWAUKEE — The Denver Nuggets are 8-3 in their last 11 games. Over that span, Denver is fielding the league’s fourth-best offense but 27th-best defense. A win is a win in the NBA and the Nuggets have 31 of them this season — good for the seventh seed in a crowded Western Conference playoff picture. With a depleted rotation due to injuries to...

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