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Before you could say “the ball is popping” the Nuggets were out to a double-digit advantage over the Timberwolves. Denver opened Friday’s matchup by draining six of its first seven shots from the field, three of its first four 3s, and led Minnesota 17-7 after just four minutes of action. The Nuggets expanded their lead to 13 after 12 minutes…...

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Playoff mode activated. After hinting pregame that he’d alter his rotation Tuesday night against the Timberwolves, Michael Malone followed through, debuting a playoff-ready eight and a half man lineup in the Nuggets’ 133-107 win over the Timberwolves. The biggest change to Malone’s lineup? No Isaiah Thomas, who found himself out of Denver’s rotation for the first time since his Nuggets…...

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Whatever vacation plans Michael Malone had for this year’s All-Star break will have to be put on hold until the summer. Denver’s coach and his staff are heading to Charlotte in two weeks to work some overtime. The Nuggets beat the Timberwolves 107-106 Saturday in Minnesota, Denver’s sixth-straight victory and eighth win in its last nine games, clinching the best…...

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MINNEAPOLIS — Will Barton sat at his locker with head video coordinator Travess Armenta still dressed in portions of his uniform as the rest of his teammates showered, gathered their belongings and boarded the team bus. The two had their eyes fixed on Armenta’s laptop, which was replaying one of the final sequences of overtime where Barton missed a nine-foot runner…...

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DENVER — The pressures of a playoff push in the closing stretch of a regular season can weigh heavy on a young team that’s lacking in veterans who earn playing time. Dealing with that pressure was ultimately one of the Denver Nuggets’ downfalls in their failed bid for the postseason in 2017, as Nikola Jokic alluded to after last season. “I…...

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Wind and Clark preview the biggest matchup of the season Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and break down the matchup that everyone will be watching: Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Nikola Jokic. Which big man would you rather build around if you’re trying to win a championship? What are both players’ strengths and weaknesses? Also, a look at the Northwest Division, who’s trending up and who’s on the downfall?

Rundown

4:00 – Nikola Jokic’s surge

7:00 – What’s behind the uptick in production?

9:30 – Towns and Jokic – a great rivalry for years to come

18:00 – Is Towns hindered by Thibodeau?

22:00 – Who would you rather have…Towns or Jokic?

26:00 – Jokic’s defense

32:00 – Butler is doubtful

36:00 – Assessing the Northwest Division

Coming off a disheartening loss to the Orlando Magic, the Nuggets look to avenge their home court with a win against the Timberwolves team that blew them out on Oct. 30th. Both young teams have grown throughout the season and tonight’s game will prove to be a good measuring stick of progress. Regular Season Game 23 (8-14) Timberwolves @ Nuggets 7 p.m. MT on Altitude, Fox Sports North…...

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Coming off a season opening win over last year’s Western Conference Finals runner up, the Houston Rockets, the Denver Nuggets came back to earth in their own home opener and fell at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves 95-78. In many ways tonight’s loss was a polar opposite of what took place Oct. 28th in Houston when the Nuggets…...

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