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Some NBA teams think they can flip the switch come playoff time. Do the Nuggets?

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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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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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And just like that the lead was gone. It took only 8 1/2 second-quarter minutes for the Detroit Pistons to fully erase what was at one point a 21-point first-quarter deficit. From there it was game on. After the Nuggets hit on 10 of their first 11 field goal attempts and outscored the Pistons 44-30 in the first Detroit countered,…...

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I’ll never forget the look of shock and disbelief on Jamal Murray’s face. Forty-five minutes before the Nuggets tipped off against the Houston Rockets, he learned that Kobe Bryant was among nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Nuggets director of player development John Beckett approached Murray, who didn’t play Sunday but was going through his…

In Feb. 2015, Tim Connelly made one of the more defining trades of his Nuggets’ tenure. Midway through the 2015-16 season, Connelly dealt Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to the Trail Blazers for Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson and a lottery protected 2016 first-round pick. The headliner of the trade at the time was Afflalo. Across 53 games, Afflalo…...

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In this round table episode recorded at Blake Street Tavern, Adam, Eric, and Harrison lament Denver’s frustrating home loss to the Pacers. Topics include: Sticking with the same starting lineup after the disaster at Golden State Do the Nuggets just lack shooters? The defensive break down in the 4th quarter PJ Composure Haricut Jokic DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher…

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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First, Michael Malone delivered the good news on Nuggets starting point guard Jamal Murray who exited Wednesday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. X-rays on Murray’s ankle were negative. Then, Denver’s coach gave the bad. “I just looked at it. It’s rather large — kinda scary,” Malone said of Murray’s ankle following…...

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Will Barton tried to block it out, but his mind kept wandering as he ran up and down the Pepsi Center hardwood Saturday. Barton was thinking about Louis Grant, who was shot and killed Friday morning in Baltimore. Grant, 26, was Barton’s cousin. “I couldn’t stop thinking about him during the game. I couldn’t stop,” Barton told DNVR after the Nuggets’ 118-110…...

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The Nuggets’ regular season tipped off on Oct. 23 but it’s said the season doesn’t really start until Christmas. So if you haven’t kept up with the Nuggets until now, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. The Nuggets are 21-8 heading into their Christmas Day matchup with the Pelicans (8-23) who are still without No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson.…...

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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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Leading by 20 points in the first half and by 16 at the halftime break, the Nuggets looked to be cruising to an easy victory over the lowly New York Knicks. But then a third quarter transpired that the Nuggets and Michael Malone would like to forget. The Knicks outscored the Nuggets 33-20 in the third quarter and even led…...

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When the Nuggets’ locker room fell quiet last season more often than not it was Isaiah Thomas who did the talking. Even though Thomas didn’t make his Nuggets’ debut until Feb. 13 and would only play in 12 games, his voice was felt throughout Denver’s 2018-19 campaign. His genuine, honest, and sometimes brash leadership style had a significant influence on…...

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