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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Despite furious rally, Nuggets fall to 12-win Cavaliers

Nearly halfway through the season, the “coronary artery Nuggets” is more than an proper nickname. Despite a ferocious fourth-quarter rally, which saw the Nuggets struggle back from 14 points down to temporarily take the lead, ” the Cleveland Cavaliers got the better of them Saturday night at the Pepsi Center and hung on to win
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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 humbled on Christmas Day as Pelicans snap winning streak at 7

A Christmas Day showcase, it wasn’t. At least to the Nuggets, whose seven-game winning streak was snapped in the hands of a rebuilding — nevertheless hungry — Pelicans squad. New Orleans came to Pepsi Center for its Nuggets’ first Christmas Day match since 2012 and handed them a humbling 112-100 reduction, not reminiscent of the
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How the Nuggets became the NBA’s unicorn: “Everybody who’s come here is willing to sacrifice”

The Nuggets are a unicorn. “It’s unique,” Denver ahead Jerami Grant said of the first few months on the Front Range. “We’t got a team that is deep. We’t got lots of players who would play far more moments with other teams. However, I think everyone who’s is prepared to sacrifice to become among the
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Lakers stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis outduel Nuggets in battle of elite teams

As gifted as the Nuggets are, theyrsquo;re going to achieve their peak with no Nikola Jokic regaining his distinctive brand of dominance. It didn’t happen Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, who came into the Pepsi Center riding a Western Conference-leading 17-3 album, despite an impassioned fourth-quarter rally from the Nuggets. LeBron James and
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Nuggets stretch winning streak to six, spoil Isaiah Thomas’ homecoming

Washington’s crime had nothing for the steamrolling Nuggets. Denver won its sixth game in a row — and 10th in their last 11 tries — after beating the Wizards 117-104 on Tuesday night in Pepsi Center. They complete ’ll carry the record from the Western Conference right into an protracted split over Thanksgiving before restarting
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“Prayers for him”: Scary Kemba Walker injury bigger than basketball for Nuggets and Celtics

Jamal Murray entered a victorious postgame Nuggets locker room with anything larger than basketball in his head. Murray needed to check on a buddy. A boisterous crowd in the Pepsi Center fell quiet Friday night near the end of the next quarter when Celtics point guard Kemba Walker laid motionless on the floor for several
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