Nuggets injury bug opens door for extended bench minutes: “I know I’ll be playing a lot”

The doors into the Nuggets’ auxiliary gym at the Pepsi Center remained closed Saturday afternoon, and rather than allowing reporters to see the last minutes of exercise, the group required prolonged secrecy to run setup plays before the final whistle. This was extra preparation time made mandatory with a unfortunate Nuggets injury bug as rsquo
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Pacers spoil Nikola Jokic’s 30-point effort, snap Nuggets’ three-game win streak

Nikola Jokic was at the Practice of an Overdue All-Star Game Drive before Indiana Pacers sharpshooter Doug McDermott spoiled it. McDermott drilled one huge 3-pointer after another, and the Pacers jumped at the fourth quarter in the Pepsi Center to sneak Sunday’s match 115-107. McDermott scored 18 in the fourth quarter, including four 3-pointers. If
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Nuggets survive scary Jamal Murray ankle injury, handle Hornets at home

Win or win, the Nuggets weren’t going to be in nearly as much pain since Jamal Murray. Late in the second quarter of Wednesday’s ultimate 100-86 success, Murray moved to competition a 3-pointer from Charlotte protector Terry Rozier, only to come down and roll his ankle. Murray, with his arms draped over teammates P.J. Dozier
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Nikola Jokic, Nuggets hang on for impressive win over Clippers

So much for a Sunday hangover. The Nuggets flushed their disappointing loss Saturday night and bounced back with an astonishing 114-104 victory in the Pepsi Center against the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the presumed name favorites heading into this season. Buoyed by Nikola Jokic’s creature match, Denver enhanced to 27-12. On the night of
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Michael Porter Jr. scores career-high 19 as Nuggets survive 4th-quarter meltdown against Kings

Nikola Jokic tried to give Michael Porter Jr. a high-five for his defensive effort, but, alas, the Nuggets’ celebrated rookie left him hanging, still clearly with a lot to learn. Porter made his first NBA start Sunday night, and the miss with Jokic was one of very few he had in a 120-115 victory against
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Nuggets Journal: Should Denver make a deal before trade deadline?

Think you’t obtained grandiose strategies to enhance your Denver Nuggets? Great, now that we’re past Dec. 15, those trade plans are just marginally more grounded in reality. Dec. 15 declared the unofficial beginning of NBA trade season, at which free agents that signed this summer are now eligible to be transferred. That means over 90%
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How James Harden got posterized by Torrey Craig, Nuggets

AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver PostTorrey Craig (3) of the Denver Nuggets blocks Russell Westbrook (0) of the Houston Rockets Through the fourth quarter of Denver’s 105-95 win on Wednesday. He’s not just indoors Russell Westbrook&rsquo. Torrey Craig is buried deep in Westbrook’s unconscious today, a burr lodged so far to the buttocks of Beastbrook’s psyche
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Second-half rally saves Nuggets in comeback win over Nets

Denver’s depth is only as imposing as its reserves make it. On Thursday, with stars Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray struggling, the Nuggets’ second unit made all the difference in its 101-93 win over a feisty Brooklyn squad. The Nuggets improved to 8-3 on the year. Denver’s reserves poured in 24 during the second-half rally,
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Kiszla: How soon can Jerami Grant replace Paul Millsap as Nuggets’ starter at power forward?

The chants of “M-V-P, M-V-P!” bounced off the Pepsi Center walls from the first time Nuggets center Nikola Jokic stepped to the foul line, less than two minutes into the first quarter of the home-opener in the most anticipated season in franchise history. “I’d much rather clean up and teach after a win than a
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How the Nuggets will fare in 2019-20, according to the national media

Expectations couldn’t be higher for the Denver Nuggets this year. The general consensus: The Nuggets are going to be great, but just not good enough to win an NBA title. It doesn’t require a comprehensive look of national media outlets to locate predictions with the Nuggets as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
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