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Adam Mares, Harrison Wind and Brendan Vogt preview the Nuggets season by first examining how Denver plans to use Michael Porter Jr. at the beginning of the year and what the rookie’s comments at practice Tuesday said about his state of mind entering the season. Also, the guys play what are the odds about miscellaneous Nuggets topics and give their final thoughts on the season ahead of opening night. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link

Winning at Pepsi Center is becoming a formality for the Nuggets. Their last loss at 1000 Chopper Circle? Jan. 15 to Golden State. Denver’s last defeat at home before that? Nov. 13 to Houston. The Nuggets have won 19 of their last 20 games inside of their friendly confines, and their impressive run continued Sunday. The Nuggets throttled the Clippers...

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To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what was said by Michael Malone, Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray, Mason Plumlee and Nikola Jokic following Denver’s 121-110 win over the Los Angeles Clippers....

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LOS ANGELES — Will Barton wasn’t always considered a good three-point shooter. In fact, his jumper (or lack thereof) was one of the few blemishes on his scouting report going back to the draft. “I knew that was one of the knocks on me coming into the league, and I needed to get better at it,” Barton said. “Every summer I went back in the gym and shot, shot, shot.” Barton converted on just nine of his 65 three-point attempts during his rookie year in Portland. He raised his three-point percentage to around 30 percent in his sophomore season, but his shot was anything but consistent when he arrived in Denver in February 2015. Then, progress. Barton hit 34.5 percent…

LOS ANGELES — The Nuggets are peaking and playing their best basketball of the season at just the right time. Denver’s 134-115 win over the Los Angeles Clippers was the Nuggets’ fifth-straight victory — their longest winning streak of the season. After two defensive-minded victories over the Timberwolves and Pacers where the Nuggets’ high-powered offense struggled at times, Denver got...

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LOS ANGELES — The Nuggets were well on their way to an important victory over the Clippers on Feb. 27 before Denver blew a 19-point third-quarter advantage and allowed reserve center Boban Marjanovic to score 18 points in 15 minutes. The Nuggets fell 122-120 that night, which gave the Clippers the valuable head-to-head tiebreaker over the Nuggets if the two...

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The Denver Nuggets were flying high midway through the third quarter in their Feb. 27th nationally televised matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets held a steady 19-point lead behind the spirited play of Gary Harris, who scored a team-high 23 points, and Paul Millsap, who returned that night after missing 44 games with a wrist injury. The Nuggets...

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DENVER — It was shaping up to be a memorable night at Pepsi Center. Paul Millsap returned to the lineup after missing 44 games and immediately made his presence felt. After Millsap worked his way through the first quarter, he sprinted across the lane to draw a charge and then recorded two highlight-worthy blocks in the second. Millsap’s performance Tuesday night was...

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Wind and Clark react to Paul Millsap getting upgraded to questionable for Tuesday night’s matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, theorize if he’ll play and discuss the impact he’ll have over Denver’s final 22 games of the regular season. Also, a look back on how Denver played with Millsap over the first 16 games of the season and if that success is replicable over the stretch run.

Rundown

3:30 – Will Millsap play Tuesday?

6:00 – Revisiting expectations without Millsap

10:00 – Winning at any cost

16:30 – Looking back at the beginning of the year with Millsap

18:00 – Starting 5 with Millsap balled

23:30 – Who gets their playing time cut?

31:30 – Millsap offensive role when he returns

34:30 – Gallo returns to Denver

Wind and Clark recap the latest Nuggets loss in Los Angeles. First, Clark recalls an awkward moment with Blake Griffin at Clippers’ shootaround, then the guys address Denver’s frontcourt, why its alternating between small ball and Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee and what to expect moving forward. Also, notes on the Nuggets’ point guard situation.

Rundown

1:30 – Recapping the Clippers’ loss

3:00 – Clark’s awkward run-in with Griffin

9:00 – Plumlee/Jokic

14:00 – Jokic’s perimeter-oriented night

15:30 – The most telling quote of the season

16:30 – Body language doctor

21:00 – Plumlee as a No. 1 option

23:00 – What does Michael Malone have in store next?

29:30 – Taking stock of Denver’s point guard situation

31:30 – Who was at fault for the Nuggets’ final possession

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