Connelly eager to finish what he started with Nuggets

Basketball 05/21/19, 16:21

The prospects of a return home to Washington were undeniably appealing to Tim Connelly.Not nearly as alluring as this: Finishing what he's started.The Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations elected to stay in town even with the Wizards calling. Things are booming these days with a Nuggets team that boasts ...

Juancho Hernangomez undergoes core muscle surgery

Sports 05/16/19, 12:41

The Denver Nuggets say forward Juancho Hernangomez underwent surgery to fix a core muscle injury.The procedure was performed Thursday by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. There was no timetable given for Hernangomez's return.Hernangomez averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds during the 2018-19 regular season. He played ...

Jokic, Nuggets think big in wake of stinging Game 7 loss

Basketball 05/13/19, 16:31

Things Nikola Jokic needs to improve on in the offseason: "Is there anything?" the Denver Nuggets big man joked.Hard to find many glitches in his game right now.By all measures, Jokic and the youthful Nuggets are ahead of schedule despite the sting of a Game 7 loss at home to ...

McCollum leads Blazers past Nuggets 100-96

Sports 05/12/19, 17:36

CJ McCollum scored 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000. Evan Turner, who scored just four points in the first six games of the series, ...

Big man on court: Nikola Jokic showing off all his skills

Sports 05/06/19, 17:05

Earlier in the playoffs, he was drawing comparisons to Wilt Chamberlain. This week, it's Magic Johnson.As the casual basketball fan — everyone, really — is finding out, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic has no direct comparison.The All-Star center is turning the NBA playoffs into his own grand stage with ...

Nuggets even series with Blazers at 2 with 116-112 victory

Sports 05/05/19, 20:54

Nikola Jokic had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second straight triple-double and fourth of the playoffs, and the Denver Nuggets evened their Western Conference semifinal series against the Trail Blazers at 2-2 with a 116-112 victory on Sunday.Jamal Murray led all scorers with 34 points and ...

Before Friday, the last 4OT NBA playoff game preceded change

Basketball 05/04/19, 18:26

The last time there was a four-overtime NBA playoff contest, the game would soon change. Boston's 111-105 win over Syracuse on April 16, 1953, was a foul-fest. Both teams would shoot 64 free throws in the game, the matchup turning into the likes of one that wasn't uncommon in the era ...

No rest for the weary: Nuggets, Blazers back at it Sunday

Basketball 05/04/19, 17:49

Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets could use the kind of break everybody else is getting in the second round of the NBA playoffs.If anybody deserved some time off, it's the All-Star center who just played 65 minutes in a game.But there's no rest for the weary now. The Nuggets ...

Blazers go up 2-1 after 140-137 win in 4 OTs over Denver

Basketball 05/04/19, 02:53

Rodney Hood checked back into the game, a fresh body among the weary ones all over the court. Eager for postseason redemption after struggling in the playoffs last year, Hood got his chance Friday night. All he had to do was wait until an NBA postseason record-tying fourth overtime. Denver Nuggets forward Torrey ...

Knocked down and bloodied, Craig keeps going in Game 2 loss

Basketball 05/02/19, 00:37

Nose bloodied, Torrey Craig returned wearing a clear mask.Knocked down later, his Denver Nuggets teammates rushed to his defense.There's no masking the appreciation the Nuggets have for their defensive specialist. Bloodied and bruised, Craig contributed seven points in a 97-90 loss to Portland on Wednesday night as the Trail Blazers ...

McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

Sports 05/01/19, 23:01

CJ McCollum scored 20 points, picking up the slack with backcourt mate Damian Lillard struggling, and the Portland Trail Blazers turned back the Denver Nuggets 97-90 Wednesday night to even their playoff series at 1-1.The Trail Blazers led by 15 at halftime, 17 in the third quarter and 14 to ...

Torrey Craig bloodies nose in Game 2, return questionable

Sports 05/01/19, 21:14

Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig left the game after bloodying his nose in a collision during the second quarter of Game 2 against Portland.His return Wednesday night is questionable.Craig was going for a rebound when he appeared to bounce off Blazers forward Zach Collins and fall into the leg of ...

Buddy system: Bond between Jokic, Murray showing on court

Sports 04/30/19, 12:22

Nikola Jokic got right to the point on his flourishing chemistry with teammate Jamal Murray . After all, he believes it's something to write home about. "We are playing really good together," the versatile Denver Nuggets big man said . "He's a great basketball player, a great competitive guy and I just ...

Enes Kanter goes for 26 in Game 1 even with sore shoulder

Sports 04/30/19, 01:53

Enes Kanter didn't even think about his sore left shoulder as he soared in for a first-quarter dunk and hung from the rim with his left hand.Then, he grimaced and briefly grabbed the shoulder.On the bench soon after, Kanter pointed to his head as if to say he needed to ...

Jokic helps Nuggets win Game 1 over Portland

Basketball 04/30/19, 01:40

Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard's 39-point effort and Enes Kanter's strong return to Portland's lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series Monday night.Lillard, who struck for 50 points, including a 37-footer at ...

Jokic’s 37 points leads Nuggets past Portland 121-113

Sports 04/30/19, 00:20

Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard's 39-point effort and Enes Kanter's strong return to Portland's lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series Monday night.Lillard, who struck for 50 points, including a 37-footer at ...

Nuggets move on to face Blazers in 2nd round of playoffs

Basketball 04/28/19, 02:28

The celebration will be short-lived for the Denver Nuggets after winning a playoff series for the first time in a decade.After all, Portland awaits.The Nuggets knocked off San Antonio 90-86 in Game 7 on Saturday night to move on to the Western Conference semifinals.Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone directs ...

Nuggets beat Spurs in Game 7; Leonard has 45 in Raptors win

Basketball 04/28/19, 00:12

Nikola Jokic had a triple-double, Jamal Murray hit a clutch floater with 36.8 seconds remaining and the Denver Nuggets held off the San Antonio Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 on Saturday night to advance in the postseason for the first time in a decade.In a matchup between a Denver team ...

Jokic, Nuggets hold off Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 to advance

Sports 04/27/19, 23:55

Nikola Jokic had a triple-double, Jamal Murray hit a clutch floater with 36.8 seconds remaining and the Denver Nuggets held off the San Antonio Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 on Saturday night to advance in the postseason for the first time in a decade.In a matchup between a Denver team ...

DeRozan, Spurs prepared for pressure of Game 7 in Denver

Basketball 04/26/19, 15:39

No stranger to the weight that accompanies Game 7s , DeMar DeRozan offered one overly basic reminder to his team."Us versus them," the San Antonio guard said. DeRozan's point : It's not his team playing a hostile crowd when the Spurs face the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center in the first-round ...

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