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The Nuggets brought a mentality and aggressiveness we haven’t seen often this year to Toronto tonight as they hoped to end a season long eight-game losing streak. It was something that was evident in the first half, and Denver did just enough to hold of the Raptors and come out of tonight’s contest victorious 106-105. In the opening two…...

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The Nuggets played a pretty good game against the Chicago Bulls, but the result was the same it has been for the previous seven games. The Nuggets drop this one 99-90 and have now lost eight in a row. Leading the way for Denver was Will Barton with 15 points off the bench. Denver would get 43 of their…...

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Welcome to the League, Kid I noted in my first time writing in this space that this season would bring some good, some bad, and some ugly for Emmanuel Mudiay. So it goes for 19-year-old point guards that get the starting nod in the NBA. At least once a game the kid throws a pass that makes my 3-year-old wonder…...

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The Nuggets fell 92-74 to the Milwaukee Bucks, dropping their seventh straight game thanks to yet another second half offensive collapse. Milwaukee’s defensive pressure was too much and the Nuggets sloppy offensive play proved to be too much to overcome as the Bucks ran away with the game in the second half. There were a few bright spots, but an…...

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The Denver Nuggets started their five game road trip with a tough 92-81 loss against a Dallas Mavericks team that looked to end their own losing streak of three games. The Nuggets led in the first half (52-48) only to let the lead and game slip away in the second half. Dallas never looked back. THE RUNDOWN First Quarter…...

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We might look back at opening night against the Houston Rockets when No. 7 overall pick Emmanuel Mudiay said hello to the NBA with 17 points and 9 assists, and later remark: That was the night we knew. Or, we might reference the early November game against the Portland Trail Blazers when he blocked Damian Lillard twice at the rim…...

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The Denver Nuggets came into San Antonio looking to make a statement and do the improbable: steal a win against a Western Conference powerhouse on the second night of a back to back. Despite showing much more fight than their last back to back, the Nuggets never managed to catch up to the Spurs with their deadliest weapon in…...

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Through the first seven games of the 2015-16 NBA season it’s become clear that the Denver Nuggets have lineup problems. Not all of this, of course, is coach Michael Malone’s fault. Some players aren’t as productive as they should be while others are making a strong case for more playing time. Add the Nuggets’ deep bench to the equation…...

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After trading away Enes Kanter at least year’s trade deadline, the Utah Jazz, behind the front court duo of Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors, quickly and rapidly ascended to the league’s most dominant defense. From the deadline on, the Jazz boasted the league’s best defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions), and it wasn’t even close. Utah’s 94.8 DefRtg through the…...

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Boy, what a rough few days it has been… after shocking the NBA with a season opening win against the seemingly stacked Houston Rockets, the Denver Nuggets dropped their next two games in blowout fashion at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves and on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Aching for a new era of competitiveness and the obligation…...

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After keeping the game close throughout the first half despite another poor shooting performance, the Denver Nuggets ran out of juice and fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-93. Serge Ibaka set the tone early for the Thunder, sending five Nuggets shots into the stands in the first half and that was enough to scare off Emmanuel Mudiay and…...

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GAME DAY HAS COME! The long awaited 2015-16 season opener to what projects to be a magical season has finally arrived. The Denver Nuggets will be looking to get the horrific taste that was the 2014-15 NBA season out of their collective mouths and earning a win over Ty Lawson and the Houston Rockets would be a pretty nice mouthwash. The Nuggets…...

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1. Emmanuel Mudiay’s best skill right now is his vision I’ll admit I didn’t know much about Mudiay before the Nuggets drafted him No. 7 overall this summer. He was a pure point guard that was physically gifted, that’s all I knew. What I would learn throughout the next four months was that he has the vision, passing ability and…...

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With the Nuggets final preseason game on Thursday (Oct. 22nd), opening night rosters set Oct. 26th and the season opener just eight days away, coach Michael Malone and his staff are putting the finishing touches on a productive and encouraging training camp and preseason. Denver has been more than impressive through their first six exhibition games. The Nuggets rank sixth…...

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The Rundown The Denver Nuggets are off to a swimmingly solid start to the 2015 NBA preseason, thanks mostly to the play of their young core. Joffrey Lauvergne has been the most productive of the underclassmen, logging serious minutes through the first few weeks of preseason play, while Nikola Jokic, Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris have impressed each in…...

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As the Denver Nuggets have done in the past, the team held a team practice and scrimmage at a local high school. This time South High School (1700 E Louisiana Ave) played host to the local NBA team. Our Harrison Wind was on hand and captured the following images from today’s event. [slideshow_deploy id=’24214′] An out of bounds…...

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BOULDER — The Denver Nuggets returned to the centennial state after a two-game preseason road trip and put together a convincing win over the Chicago Bulls, 112-94 at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. After a closely contested opening five minutes, Denver exploded for a 26-3 run behind the small ball lineup…...

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The Denver Nuggets flew into Dallas gunning for their first preseason win and left as victors in a game that showed promise, yet need for improvement. Coming out of the gate firing, Denver dominated the first quarter, almost doubling up on the Mavericks 30-16. Credit goes to Joffrey Lauvergne and Danilo Gallinari; the two Europeans led Denver in the opening quarter with…...

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Over five months ago in BSN’s Denver Nuggets offseason to-do list series we argued the importance of signing an additional rim protector to backup starting center Jusuf Nurkic, saying: If there’s one need the Nuggets absolutely must address in free agency this summer, it’s backup center. Luckily for Denver the free agent class of 2015 might very well be the…...

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The Denver Nuggets opened up their preseason in Los Angeles against the Clippers with a new coach, a 19-year-old point guard, multiple new faces and after just three days of training camp. For the most part, the inexperience showed. The Clippers, who also have a slew of new additions to their own roster, controlled the game through three quarters and staved off…...

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