Spurs force Game 7 with 120-103 win over Nuggets

Basketball 04/25/19, 21:41

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome Nikola Jokic's 43 points and beat the Denver Nuggets 120-103 on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 of the opening round series.Jokic had 27 points in the second half to post the third ...

Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance

Sports 04/24/19, 13:40

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season.And he usually sticks around for a while.The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second round of the playoffs during the Popovich era. But the Denver Nuggets are one win away from changing that, as ...

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

Basketball 04/22/19, 18:55

In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds.Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape — just like Nurse's gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando.Now leading ...

Spurs’ DeRozan fined $25K for throwing ball toward ref

Basketball 04/21/19, 15:47

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for heaving a ball past an official and into the stands of a playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.The fine was handed down Sunday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.The incident occurred with about 5 minutes remaining ...

Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2

Sports 04/20/19, 19:17

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-103 on Saturday night, rebounding from a flat performance tie the first-round series at two games apiece.LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and nine rebounds for San Antonio. DeMar ...

White has career-high 36 points, Spurs beat Nuggets 118-108

Sports 04/18/19, 22:44

Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108 on Thursday night, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.Nikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver.Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio, ...

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit in 114-105 win over Spurs

Basketball 04/16/19, 22:54

Jamal Murray missed his first eight shots before a scorching fourth quarter in which he scored 21 of his 24 points, leading the Denver Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Tuesday night and knotting their playoff series at a game apiece.The Nuggets were in danger of losing a ...

DeMar DeRozan raises game another level in San Antonio

Basketball 04/15/19, 15:19

The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot.The mentality now: Share.Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his game to another level in San Antonio by taking to the floor with a different approach — a get-teammates-even-more-involved approach.San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, front, ...

DeRozan leads Spurs past Nuggets in Game 1, 101-96

Basketball 04/14/19, 00:35

DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points and Derrick White had a key steal in the closing seconds in the San Antonio Spurs' 101-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.White stole the ball at midcourt from Jamal Murray with 1.3 seconds left after ...

Nuggets brace for Popovich, Spurs in return to playoffs

Basketball 04/12/19, 18:26

Gone from San Antonio may be the familiar names of Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard.Still, there's plenty of Pop — coach Gregg Popovich, who's led the Spurs to five championship rings as they extended their playoff streak to 22 straight appearances.The iconic coach and his seventh-seeded squad begin ...

Nuggets roar into playoffs for first time in 6 years

Basketball 04/11/19, 17:06

The Denver Nuggets ended their six-year playoff drought in style.After spending most of the season jockeying with the juggernaut Golden State Warriors for top billing in the West, the Nuggets fended off Portland and Houston to earn the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and will face the ...

Nuggets beat Timberwolves 99-95, clinch West’s 2nd seed

Sports 04/11/19, 00:07

Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and had a key strip in the closing seconds for the Denver Nuggets, who scored the game's final 15 points in a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs."We didn't give up," ...

Mitchell scores 46, Jazz beat Nuggets 118-108

Basketball 04/09/19, 22:50

Donovan Mitchell matched his career high with 46 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108 on Tuesday night.Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Derrick Favors scored 16 points and Joe Ingles added 10 points and 13 assists as Utah won its last eight regular-season home ...

Lillard scores 30 points, Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 115-108

Basketball 04/07/19, 22:54

Damian Lillard scored 30 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-108 victory over a Denver Nuggets team that rested its top three scorers Sunday night after securing home-court advantage in the playoffs.Al-Farouq Aminu added 23 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which held on to fourth place ...

Nuggets clinch Northwest with 119-110 win over Trail Blazers

Sports 04/06/19, 00:22

Nikola Jokic scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, Paul Millsap finished with 25 points, and the Denver Nuggets clinched the Northwest Division title with a 119-110 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.Jokic added 13 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Nuggets to ...

Warriors beat Nuggets, increase lead for top seed in West

Sports 04/03/19, 00:06

Kevin Durant emphatically showed who is still No. 1 in the West, delivering a pair of jarring dunks late in the first half and finishing with 21 points and six assists before being ejected to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 116-99 on Tuesday night in a ...

Murray scores 27; Nuggets top Thunder 115-105

Basketball 03/29/19, 21:37

Jamal Murray scored 27 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-105 on Friday night.Nikola Jokic added 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won all four meetings with Oklahoma City this season. Denver entered the night one game behind Golden State for the best ...

Harden’s 38 helps Rockets cruise past Nuggets 112-85

Basketball 03/28/19, 21:19

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to build the lead and get an easy 112-85 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.The Rockets trailed by as many as seven in the first quarter, but built a 62-44 lead at halftime behind ...

Murray saves Nuggets from collapse in 95-92 win over Pistons

Basketball 03/26/19, 22:42

Jamal Murray scored 33 points, including six in the final minute, and the Denver Nuggets held off the Detroit Pistons 95-92 on Tuesday night after nearly squandering a 27-point lead.Trailing 66-39 at halftime, Detroit cut it to one on a 3-pointer by Reggie Jackson with 11.2 seconds remaining before Murray ...

Nuggets beat Knicks for 6th straight, share of 1st in West

Basketball 03/22/19, 20:56

Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 17 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored 18 points, and the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 111-93 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.Gary Harris chipped in 14 points for Denver, which moved into a tie with defending champion Golden State for first ...

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