Murray's Career Night, Nuggets Late Clutch Plays Seal Big Win Over Portland

January 23, 2018

Tension grew as the game progressed. The Nuggets and Trail Blazers played tight basketball at the start, but when players settled in, the game turned into what you’d expect from this budding rivalry – a possession-to-possession dramafest. Nearly every trip down court felt huge. Especially in the fourth quarter. For these two teams, not only division rivals but both fighting to qualify for the playoffs, every possession was a scrap….

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Game Preview: What to Watch for in the Nuggets Game Against Portland

January 22, 2018

With less than half season left, Nuggets coach Michael Malone has been spending a lot of time trying to solve a problem he had little-to-no thought would be an issue at this point. Offense. The Nuggets had arguably the best offense in the NBA for the final three months of last season. Then, in the offseason, enter prized free agent Paul Millsap. Everyone knew there would be some growing pains…

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Malone Puts Focus Back on Positivity, Achieving Goals

January 21, 2018

On Nuggets coach Michael Malone’s docket Sunday morning were a series of chats. His team needed it. “I think we’re going through a tough patch,” Malone said. So, he started with a few players in his office. It was 45 minutes of individual meetings with players like Will Barton, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokić. Malone chatted up other players as well during warmups, practice and post-practice. “The more I do…

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Nuggets Notes: Murray Passes Concussion Protocol, Plays Against Suns

January 20, 2018

By the time Friday afternoon rolled around, Jamal Murray already had two workouts under his belt (on Thursday) and had gone through a shootaround (on Friday). It meant that just two days after Murray, the Nuggets’ starting point guard, was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol, he was essentially ready to return to action. After warming up prior to the game, it was official, Murray was available to play. He…

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Nuggets Can't Slow Booker, Warren, Fall to Suns

January 20, 2018

NBA waters are shark-infested. The last thing a team wants to do is give bait to the predators. The Nuggets tried to bail themselves out with a late-game push, but the Phoenix Suns held them off to take a 108-100 win on Friday night at the Pepsi Center. The loss dropped the Nuggets to .500 (23-23) for the first time since they were 5-5 on Nov. 4. “We had some…

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El protagonismo de Darrell Arthur en los Nuggets se centra en el liderazgo

January 19, 2018

La transición de Darrell Arthur para convertirse en un líder confiable en el plantel de los Nuggets comenzó hace unos años. A comienzos de su estadía con los Nuggets, Arthur ya “estaba dando pequeños pasos en esa dirección”, comentó. Pero sabía un par de cosas: El equipo anterior en el que estuvo, en Memphis, tenía un buen liderazgo y era muy unido. En Denver, Arthur supo que inevitablemente se necesitaría…

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Game Preview: What to Watch For in the Nuggets Game vs. the Suns

January 19, 2018

After being yanked in and out of town in for the first half of the month of January, the Nuggets start a stretch of 10 straight days at home with Friday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns. This is the start of five straight games at the Pepsi Center, three of which are against teams under .500. This is the Nuggets’ second game against the Suns. They beat them handily,…

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Dempsey: La senda de Lyles hacia el protagonismo sigue los pasos de su compañero Gary Harris

January 19, 2018

Oportunidad. Es una de las palabras más trilladas y menospreciadas en los deportes. Los jugadores siempre hablan de que necesitan una. Los entrenadores y los ejecutivos poseen esos boletos dorados, que pueden crear o destruir la carrera de un jugador. Apenas asumió como el entrenador de los Nuggets en el 2015, Michael Malone le dio uno de estos boletos dorados a Gary Harris. No había jugado mucho como novato. La…

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Late Nuggets Rally Falls Short in Loss to Clippers

January 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES – This was a game in January, which normally suggests normal things. But the contest played between the Nuggets and Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center was anything but. These teams understood the stakes. The Nuggets were trying to hold onto their position in eighth in an air-tight Western Conference playoff race. The Clippers were looking to climb into top eight. Every win against a team in…

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Game Preview: What to Watch For in the Nuggets Game at the L.A. Clippers

January 17, 2018

Sometimes, quirks in the NBA schedule put teams in situations that they might have avoided at least once. The Nuggets are living that out right now. They are in Los Angeles on Wednesday for their first look at the Clippers. This is one of the last teams in the NBA the Nuggets have yet to play. And they didn’t get to face them when the Clippers struggled out of the…

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