Nuggets’ matchup against Trail Blazers will define this season

This season has been a rollercoaster ride for the Denver Nuggets. A season that has warranted nearly 30 starting lineups, the emergence of a potential cornerstone, and the opportunity to end the franchise’s three-year playoff dry spell all comes down to one game. With the Denver losing three of their last five games, Portland eclipsed Denver in the standings for the eighth seed...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago

MORNING MINUTE: Preparing for the biggest Nuggets game yet

There’s no doubt about it: Tonight’s game is the biggest game of the year for the Nuggets. The Blazers own every tiebreaker between the two teams, so if the Nuggets were to lose tonight in Portland, they’d fall two games back for the eighth seed. Nate Lundy and Shawn Drotar of 5280 Sports Network preview the game in the video up top. The post MORNING MINUTE: Preparing for the...
Via Mile High Sports
3 hours ago

BSN Nuggets Podcast: How do the Nuggets bounce back?

  After a brutal loss at home to the Pelicans, how do the Nuggets bounce back in their most important game of the last four years against the Trail Blazers Tuesday? Harrison Wind and T.J. McBride break it down and talk Gary Harris‘ improvement and Danilo Gallinari‘s future. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link
Via BSN Denver
19 hours ago

The Denver Nuggets’ season all comes down to this

  DENVER — The Nuggets are set to play the biggest game in the franchise’s last four seasons Tuesday night in Portland. Care to know what’s on the line? Oh, nothing in particular. Just three years of regular season disappointment, sub .500 seasons and an opportunity to revitalize a fan base and city who put the Nuggets on the backburner in 2013 when the team and coach George...
Via BSN Denver
22 hours ago

MORNING MINUTE: Nuggets’ playoff chances take a big hit

The Nuggets were straight-up gross to watch last night. In an incredibly important game, with possibly the best home crowd this season, the Nuggets had their worst night of scoring of the season. To make things worse, the Blazers took the Nuggets’ spot as the eighth seed in the West’s playoff standings. The Nuggets play the Blazers in Portland next. Nate Lundy and Shawn Drotar...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Nuggets fall flat, watch playoff hopes take big hit in lopsided loss to Pelicans

The thundersticks began clapping well before the game began. Fans slapped together the plastic noisemakers handed out at the Pepsi Center on Sunday, eager to provide a playoff-type soundtrack for the home team. The problem was the Nuggets couldn’t hit a single note, falling more flat than an ill-tuned saxaphone. An atrocious shooting performance and defensive lapses to match doomed...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Nuggets drop must-win matchup with Pelicans, lose grasp on eighth seed

  DENVER — The Nuggets came into their matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans looking to continue building positive momentum to carry them through their road-heavy end to the regular season. With seven of the last nine on the road, Denver could not afford to lose to the struggling Pelicans. Instead, Denver came out and blew one of their last four home games and lost to the Pelicans...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Limiting runs while holding big leads focus for Nuggets down the stretch

It wasn’t supposed to be a stressful final 12 minutes in Indianapolis for the Nuggets on Friday night. Denver held a 94-75 lead over the Pacers heading into the fourth quarter. The Nuggets to that point had limited Indiana to 45-percent shooting from the field, including 5-of-13 from 3-point range. But in the fourth quarter the Pacers scored 42 points and hit eight 3-pointers,...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Mark Cuban has funny response to JJ Barea’s ejection for pushing Blake Griffin

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is on a roll with his humor lately.Mavs guard J.J. Barea was assessed a flagrant 2 foul and ejected in the third quarter of the team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday after pushing Clippers big man Blake Griffin on a screen. While there was some shoving action on the part of the 6-foot-0 Barea, it was also a fairly egregious flop...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari Returns In Wire-To-Wire Win Over Indiana

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Danilo Gallinari returns against Pacers, finishes with 21 points

INDIANAPOLIS— Gallo is back. Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, out the previous four games while recovering from a left knee bone bruise, was back in the starting lineup for Denver in its 125-117 win Friday over the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Gallinari, who wasn’t on a minutes restriction, was in the starting lineup and looked like he hadn’t missed a beat to start the...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Nikola Jokic has good quote about posting up LeBron James

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic fears no man and no king.In the Nuggets’ 126-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Jokic got LeBron James in the post on a switch in the third quarter and proceeded to score on the four-time MVP somewhat easily. After the game, Jokic was asked about the sequence and dropped this legendary quote, per Harrison Wind of BSN Denver...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan wears burned LeBron James jersey to Cavs-Nuggets game

An NBA fan who perhaps once harbored a grudge over LeBron James’ desertion from the Cleveland Cavaliers curiously wore a partially burned James jersey at Wednesday's game.The fan received some air time on the Jumbotron during the Cavs’ visit to Pepsi Center Wednesday night for a showdown with the Denver Nuggets.What made the fan’s choice of attire so perplexing, though, was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden has 40 in triple-double, Rockets top Nuggets 109-105

DENVER (AP) James Harden scored 40 points and finished with a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snapped the Denver Nuggets' four-game winning streak with a 109-105 victory Saturday night. Harden, who shook off a hard fall in the third quarter, had 10 rebounds and 10 assists. With his team trailing 107-105, Nuggets guard Will Barton missed a 3-pointer and a layup in the final...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nuggets are a dark horse to win NBA title

The Denver Nuggets are trying to hang onto the West’s No. 8 seed with less than a month remaining in the regular season. If they succeed, the Nuggets will be a difficult matchup for any team in the playoffs, including the Golden State Warriors. Michael Malone’s team handed the reigning Western Conference champions a 22-point loss last month and beat them at their own game by...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Denver Nuggets Are The Best Football Team In The NBA

Nikola Jokic is the best passing center in the NBA. Frankly, it isn’t even close. It’s also the primary reason why the Denver Nuggets have one of the most potent offenses in the league. Since Jokic became a permanent starter in mid-December, Denver has a 114.2 offensive rating, which is not just the best in the NBA, but also one of the best numbers ever. That’s literally unbelievable...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic trolls Nuggets for not playing him enough after career game

Jusuf Nurkic turned in the best performance of his career so far, and was the difference-maker in the team’s 114-108 OT victory over the Sixers. Nurkic scored 28 points, hauled in 20 rebounds, dished out eight assists and blocked six shots. That’s about as complete as a big man can be in a game. It’s safe to say he took over and lifted the Blazers to victory, in a game they...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris ejected for kicking Mason Plumlee in groin

Markieff Morris was ejected for kicking Mason Plumlee in the nuts during Wednesday’s game between the Wizards and Nuggets.The play in question happened with two minutes left in the game. Plumlee went to defend Morris after a switch and tried knocking the ball out, which led a frustrated Morris to kick him in the nads.Here’s video: Morris was assessed a flagrant-2 foul on the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers announce Ed Davis is out for the season following shoulder surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Tuesday that center Ed Davis underwent arthroscopic surgery in his left shoulder.While the surgery was a success, his season is officially over. Davis has played in 46 games for Portland this season, starting in 12.He was averaging 4.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game, down from 6.5 points and 7.4 boards in 20.8 minutes per...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic misses game Monday with illness

DENVER (AP) Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic will miss the game Monday night against Sacramento because of an illness. Coach Michael Malone said Jokic received an IV before the game in hopes of being able to play, but was a late scratch. Mason Plumlee will start in his place and Roy Hibbert should receive extended playing time as well, especially with Kenneth Faried already...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nuggets completed nine passes in 12 seconds, and it was beautiful

For years, the San Antonio Spurs have been known for their amazing fundamental basketball. But even the Spurs might have to tip to their caps to the Denver Nuggets after one offensive sequence Wednesday with just a ton of beautiful passes. In the third quarter of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Denver put on a passing clinic that would have any basketball purist salivating...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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