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Nuggets on a roll as Jokic hits second straight game-winner

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Nikola Jokic comes through in the clutch anew to lift the Nuggets to their fourth straight win

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Nikola Jokic hits the game-winner over Karl-Anthony Towns. Photo from Instagram/@nuggets

Monte Morris sees Nuggets going nowhere but up in rejigged West

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Trades and free agent acquisitions shook up the wild, wild West in the offseason, but Monte Morris still has the Nuggets up in his list

GREATER HEIGHTS. Monte Morris and the Denver Nuggets aim to go further in the playoffs next season. Photo from NBA

Trail Blazers rally to stun Nuggets, reach NBA West finals

May 13, 2019 - 7:29 AM

CJ McCollum drains a cold-blooded jumper in the dwindling seconds as the Trail Blazers pull off a shocker over the No. 2 Nuggets

CLUTCH. CJ McCollum and the Trail Balzers reach the conference finals for the first time in 19years. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Game 7 awaits as Blazers stay alive vs No. 2 Nuggets

May 10, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Rodney Hood team up for 87 points as the Blazers drag the Nuggets to a winner-take-all

NOT TODAY. CJ McCollum and the Trail Blazers make sure the series-clincher won't be within Gary Harris and the Nuggets' reach. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 09, 2019 - 8:06 AM

The Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets move within a win of nailing conference finals slots

BIG GUNS. Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam power the Raptors to a pivotal 3-2 series lead. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Nuggets dominate Game 5, push Trail Blazers to the brink

May 08, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The Denver Nuggets move one win away from clinching a Western Conference finals berth for the first time in a decade

GOLDEN NUGGET. Nikola Jokic delivers sensational numbers as the Nuggets overwhelm CJ McCollum and the Trail Blazers. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets back with vengeance, level playoff series vs Trail Blazers

May 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

After falling short in only the second quadruple overtime playoff game in NBA history, Denver survives Portland this time in regulation

DO-IT-ALL. Nikola Jokic notches his fourth playoff triple-double. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 05, 2019 - 1:44 AM

The Trail Blazers pull out a 4OT win against the Nuggets in the longest NBA playoff game since 1953 as the Bucks also go up 2-1 versus the Celtics

BIG BUCKETS. Rodney Hood (right) comes through the clutch for the Trail Blazers against the Nuggets that also go all out behind Nikola Jokic. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Trail Blazers survive Nuggets in 4OT thriller to go up 2-1

May 04, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Both teams are pushed to the limits in only the second quadruple overtime playoff game in NBA history, but Portland proves the better team in the clutch

HOT HAND. CJ McCollum fires 41 points in 60 minutes for the Portland Trail Blazers. Photo from Portland Trail Blazers' Twitter account (@trailblazers)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 03, 2019 - 12:00 AM

CJ McCollum takes over as the Portland Trail Blazers level the series against the Denver Nuggets

ALL EVEN. CJ McCollum celebrates with teammate Al-Farouq Aminu after the Trail Blazers steal one at the Nuggets' homecourt. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Lillard struggles but Blazers still top Nuggets to even series

May 02, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Damian Lillard has a quiet night but CJ McCollum takes charge as the Trail Blazers tie the Nuggets at 1-1

STEPPING UP. CJ McCollum carries the load for the Portland Trail Blazers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Jokic powers Nuggets past Blazers in semis series opener

Apr 30, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Even after a grueling first-round series, Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets come out sizzling against Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers

ON A ROLL. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray lead the Nuggets’ Game 1 charge. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets advance after surviving Spurs in dramatic Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Denver reaches the Western Conference semifinals behind the one-two punch of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray

THE JOKER. Nikola Jokic keys the Denver Nuggets to their first playoff series win since 2009. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Spurs drub No. 2 Nuggets to force Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The seventh-ranked Spurs stay alive behind the big games of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan

TAKE CHARGE. DeMar DeRozan takes over to fuel the Spurs’ dominant second half against the Nuggets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets tie 1st-round series over Spurs

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:07 AM

The Nuggets tie the series at 2-2 with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray leading the way

LEADER. Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggest with a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

White fires career-high as Spurs rip No. 2 Nuggets anew

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The seventh-ranked Spurs take a 2-1 series lead over the Nuggets

Spurs upset Jokic, No. 2 Nuggets

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Led by DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs hold off Denver All-Star Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets

PLAYOFF READY. LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs prove their playoff mettle. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets turn back Blazers, clinch division title

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double as the Nuggets lock up at least the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference

STRIKING DISTANCE. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets continue their chase of West leader and defending champion Golden State Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets rout Spurs as 'Pop' tossed

Apr 04, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Nuggets cruise to an easy win as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets ejected just 63 seconds into the game

BIG WIN. Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets stay within striking distance of West leader Golden State Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors flex muscles anew vs Nuggets, tighten hold of No. 1

Apr 03, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The defending champions strengthen their grip of the top seed with a huge win over their closest West challenger

ON TRACK. Steph Curry and the Warriors stay on track of securing the No. 1 spot and the homecourt advantage in the playoffs. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Rockets romp past Nuggets

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:58 AM

James Harden and the Rockets deal the Nuggets a 27-point whipping in the duel between West contenders

UNSTOPPABLE. Reigning MVP James Harden sustains his solid showing against the No. 2 Nuggets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets grind out victory over fading Wizards

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Playoff-bound Denver leans on a balanced charge as the Nuggets struggle to dispose of the Wizards

ON A ROLL. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets still hold 2nd behind the defending champion Warriors in the Western Conference. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs roll on at Warriors' expense as Nuggets clinch playoff spot

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The Spurs win their 11th consecutive home game and improve to 42-29 in the season

WINNING STREAK. The San Antonio Spurs continue their dominant winning streak at home. Photo from San Antonio Spurs Twitter

Warriors blow out Nuggets, strengthen hold of West top spot

Mar 09, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Klay Thompson returns as the Warriors cement a two-game cushion over the Nuggets in the Western Conference

SIZZLING. Klay Thompson pumps in 27 of his 39 points from three-point range to lift the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Spurs withstand late charge to edge Nuggets

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Spurs defeat two of the top 3 teams in the Western Conference in back-to-back games

ON A ROLL. The San Antonio Spurs stun the Denver Nuggets just after defeating the OKC Thunder. Photo from NBA Twitter

Jokic drops near triple-double as Nuggets hold off Thunder

Feb 27, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Nuggets get to close the gap on Western Conference leaders Golden State Warriors

BIG BATTLE. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic  drives against OKC's Steven Adams in Denver's key win. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Tobias Harris shines in Sixers debut vs Nuggets

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The new-look Sixers roll past a skidding Nuggets side that slips to second in the Western Conference

SOLID DEBUT. Tobias Harris delivers in key plays during his debut for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pistons bounce back with win over Nuggets

Feb 05, 2019 - 12:54 PM

The Pistons turn a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter into a 26-point win

BOUNCE BACK. Andre Drummond leads the Pistons with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. Photo from Facebook

'Tremendous' George shows up as Thunder blast Heat

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Paul George unleashes a career-high 10 three-pointers to lead the OKC Thunder with 43 points

STELLAR. Paul George powers the Thunder to their seventh straight victory, the league’s current longest winning streak. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Back from suspension, Nuggets’ Jokic posts triple-double vs Sixers

Jan 27, 2019 - 2:35 PM

The 7-foot Serbian center lifts the Nuggets past a Sixers side that missed leading scorer Joel Embiid

BIG RETURN. Denver center Nikola Jokic quickly makes up for his one-game absence. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors splash record 51 points in 1st quarter vs Nuggets

Jan 16, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The defending champion Warriors unleash a franchise-best 10 three-pointers in the 1st quarter to set an NBA record of 51 points right in the opening period

Aldridge erupts for 56 as Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT thriller

Jan 11, 2019 - 4:19 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge delivers an epic performance as the Spurs overcome Russell Westbrook's triple-double effort

Raptors, Nuggets grab narrow wins as Warriors cruise

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Raptors pull off a scrappy win over the Hawks to stay ahead of the NBA race with a 31-12 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points to pace the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Murray, Jokic shine as Nuggets nip Kings

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Denver remains at the top of the Western Conference by notching its 25th win

DO-IT-ALL. Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double once again. File photo Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi's 45 fuel Raptors over Jazz, but Bucks still on top

Jan 02, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The Toronto Raptors continue to chase the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks as Kawhi Leonard erupts for a career-high 45 points against the Utah Jazz

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Clippers topple NBA West-leading Nuggets

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:41 AM

This is the first time the Nuggets lost more than 10 points after topping the Western Conference

UPSET. Tobias Harris (left) and Danilo Gallinari lead the Los Angeles Clippers to trounce the Denver Nuggets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets topple NBA-best Raptors, Wizards roll past Lakers

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:04 PM

John Wall drops 40 to power Washington over Los Angeles as LeBron James scores a season-low 13 points

SPOILER. John Wall and the Washington Wizards make easy work of the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Nuggets bolster staff with WNBA star Sue Bird

Nov 17, 2018 - 10:55 AM

The four-time Olympic champion will serve as Basketball Operations Associate for the Denver Nuggets

NEW ROLE. The Denver Nuggets expect Sue Bird to offer a ‘unique perspective.’ Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Nuggets ace Jokic fined for offensive comments

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:24 AM

Denver's Nikola Jokic gets into trouble for his 'no homo' post-game remark

KEY COG. Nikola Jokic has been averaging a double-double for the Denver Nuggets. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics' Kyrie Irving fined for ball toss

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

'The ball deserves to go in the crowd after a move like that. So I threw it in the crowd,' says Boston star Kyrie Irving

ANNOYED. Boston’s Kyrie Irving thinks Denver’s young ace Jamal Murray showed disrespect. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors, Nuggets march on in NBA

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Jamal Murray explodes for 48 points while Klay Thompson leads the defending champion with 27 points

STILL HOT. Klay Thompson is still waxing hot after his historic three-point display over the Bulls. Photo from NBA Twitter

‘Make 'em dance Lance,’ LeBron tells former foe Stephenson

Oct 26, 2018 - 2:55 PM

LeBron James' tormentor-turned-teammate Lance Stephenson delivers the goods for the Lakers

TEAMWORK. LeBron James and Lance Stephenson team up to power the Lakers to their second straight triumph. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron notches first Laker triple-double in 2nd win

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:28 PM

With Lakers legend Kobe Bryant watching for the first time, Los Angeles hands the Denver Nuggets their first loss

BACK-TO-BACK. LeBron James tallies his 74th career triple-double in the Lakers' second straight victory. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Griffin half-century powers unbeaten Pistons past Sixers

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Detroit's Blake Griffin erupts for a career-high 50 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists

SIZZLING. Pistons big man Blake Griffin gets showered with MVP chants. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets stay perfect, send Warriors to first loss

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Golden State sees its two-game winning streak snapped as Denver rolls on to its third straight win

LeBron's exhibition debut spoiled as Nuggets rout Lakers

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:46 PM

'The King' dons the purple and gold for the first time in an NBA exhibition game

DAZZLING. LeBron James delivers 9 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers in his NBA exhibition debut. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas inks deal with Nuggets, Jeremy Lin joins Hawks

Jul 13, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The former Los Angeles Lakers guard Thomas signs a one-year $2.3 million deal with the Nuggets

Nuggets regain control of playoff destiny, Clippers eliminated

Apr 08, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The Denver Nuggets win their 5th straight to move into a tie with the Minnesota Timberwolves for 8th place in the Western Conference with two games to play

ALL AROUND. Nikola Jokic has his 9th triple-double of the season as the Denver Nuggets remained alive in the playoff race. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP