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Will Barton shares the message he delivered to his teammates following the Nuggets' loss to the Clippers on Friday.

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The Denver Nuggets have won 40 games. They’ve played as well against teams with winning records as virtually any contender. They have wins that stand up with the best by any side all season long — like a shorthanded win in Milwaukee on the second night of a back-to-back, or ‘The Seven’ marching through the mountains into Salt Lake City,…...

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“JERAMI GRANT HAD FORTY-NINE POINTS TONIGHT!!!” I had just walked in the door, and knew I’d misheard her. I was sure I had something crazy in my ear. I wanted to ask my wife to repeat herself. I somehow encapsulated all of that response into something a little briefer: “HE WHAT????” The “what” had landed in a register I thought the…...

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Paul Millsap, who's having another impactful two-way season, will eventually return to the Nuggets' starting lineup. What does that mean for Denver's bench and a Jerami Grant-Mason Plumlee frontcourt which has struggled to play together this year?

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Five days off before a difficult close to the regular season gave Michael Malone the opportunity to take full advantage of Breckenridge Ski Resort's snowiest February on record. Here's how Malone and the Nuggets spent their All-Star breaks while a difficult close to the regular season schedule looms.

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Michael Malone has his hands full doling out minutes now that the Nuggets are trending towards full health after the All-Star break. Who gets minutes and who doesn't is just one of the many questions Denver's coach and his team will face over the final two months of the regular season.

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Jamal Murray almost didn't return for the second half Monday night but after a halftime phone call with his father poured in 14 fourth-quarter points and helped the Nuggets battle back from a 23-point third quarter deficit to beat the Spurs.

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Jamal Murray missed just just three of his 17 field goal attempts Saturday night. He misfired only twice on eight attempts from beyond the arc. But Murray’s most impressive play in the Nuggets’ 117-108 win over the Phoenix Suns didn’t result in an additional two or three points to the right of his name on Denver’s boxscore. Looking to put…...

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It looked as if the three games in roughly 62 hours had finally caught up to Nikola Jokic. After converting on 15 of his first 18 attempts in the Nuggets’ loss to the Pistons on Sunday, Jokic began to draw iron. First, he came up short on a 3. Then, Jokic’s 16-foot jumper from just beyond the elbow bounced off…...

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Michael Porter Jr.’s NBA education is ramping up. His latest lesson? Learning how to play with the Nuggets’ franchise cornerstone. Porter and Nikola Jokić logged just 41 minutes together across the Nuggets’ first 30 games of the season, but since Denver’s 112-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 25, Porter has largely been a fixture in the Nuggets’…...

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The Nuggets’ best moment of 2019 was four years in the making. Denver clinched its first playoff berth of the Michael Malone era in Denver’s coach’s fourth season on a Monday night in Boston late last year. A few weeks later the Nuggets won the Northwest Division for the first time since 2010. Nikola Jokic then scored 43 points in…...

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Michael Malone summed up the general feeling around his team pretty well as the Nuggets passed the Christmas Day landmark on the NBA calendar earlier this week. “Our guys are great. They understand that we’re not satisfied being 21-9, 7-1 (in the last eight games),” Malone said Friday. “We can still play so much better and that’s the scary thing…...

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Did anyone have flashbacks to last May and the Nuggets and Trail Blazers’ Western Conference semifinal matchup while watching the Pelicans bully the Nuggets on national TV in Denver’s first Christmas Day game since 2012? In that playoff series, CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard poured in 26.4 and 25.1 points per piece across seven games. But it was what the…...

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Down by 15 points at halftime and by 19 early in the third quarter, the Nuggets were trending towards one of their more disappointing losses of the season. Paul Millsap had other ideas. Millsap scored seven-straight points beginning at the 9:11 mark of the third and sprung the Nuggets on a 24-0 run over the next six minutes to take…...

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Paul Millsap was seated inside a practice facility on the dreamy campus of San Diego State University last September, surrounded by a small gaggle of reporters and blog boys. Unflinchingly, he proclaimed his goal was to see the Nuggets to a top-five defense in the NBA. The Nuggets, frankly, had struggled to avoid the bottom-five in that regard for the…...

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You really thought the Nuggets were over having nights like this. Nights when Denver plays down to its competition. Nights when the Nuggets revert back to the defensive team they were for the first couple years of the Michael Malone era, not the top-10 defense Denver was last season. Nights when the Nuggets fall victim to the the scouting report…...

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Jamal Murray clapped. Assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. took a few steps onto the court to congratulate his players. Torrey Craig rose from his spot on the Nuggets’ bench and let out a scream. The Nuggets weren’t celebrating a Jamal Murray 3-pointer, a magical Nikola Jokic assist, or a Will Barton basket. Denver was rejoicing over its first highlight play…...

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