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  1. NBA admits officials blew it, but that won’t help Denver now

    Apr 18, 2011, 4:28 PM EST

    George Karl

    One day after a Kendrick Perkins tip in ended up being a key part of Oklahoma City’s win over Denver, the league has admitted the referees blew it. Never should have counted. I’m sure that makes George Karl feel so much better. You can see the video here, but let us set the stage: The…

  2. NBA Playoffs: Thunder barely outgun Nuggets

    Apr 18, 2011, 4:01 AM EST

    nuggetsthunder1

    In a weekend full of high intensity, close games full of excitement, it was only fitting that the Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets provided one last fireworks show. The game was the equivalent of some sort of bizarre video game. You have expected a mythical creature to burst through the floor and battle the…

  3. Nuggets call out Thunder as “cocky,” Thunder confused

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:45 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder Center Kendrick Perkins (5) And Denver Nuggets Center Nene (31) From Brazil Go Toe To Toe

    Kevin Perkins was supposed to bring more than just defense and rebounding to Oklahoma City, he was supposed to bring some snarl. Call it attitude or swagger or whatever you want, he was supposed to bring a little of that “it” championship teams have to the Thunder. The Nuggets have a word for it —…

  4. NBA Playoff Preview: Oklahoma City vs. Denver

    Apr 14, 2011, 2:22 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder Center Kendrick Perkins (5) And Denver Nuggets Center Nene (31) From Brazil Go Toe To Toe

    SEASON RECORDS Thunder: 55-27 (No. 4 seed) Nuggets 50-32 (No. 5 seed) SEASON SERIES Oklahoma City 3-1, including sweeping two games in April when the Nuggets were playing well and were everyone’s new second favorite team. KEY INJURIES Thunder: No significant injuries. Nuggets: Ty Lawson sprained his ankle in the season finale Wednesday and it…

  5. Don’t ask J.R. Smith about his minutes-played bonus

    Apr 10, 2011, 1:46 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    J. R. Smith’s got to be pretty happy with his season overall. He went from trade bait to a key contributor on one of the hottest teams in the league. He’s considered a leader on a relatively young team, and may be the X-factor that could help Denver to a first-round upset. But he’s still…

  6. Ty Lawson drops a dime… of 3-pointers

    Apr 10, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    Lawson_Ty

    Ty Lawson was a name that was talked about as a “future asset” for the Nuggets during the Melo trade stuff. He could be pretty good as a starter, was the thought. He made losing Billups acceptable. And while Lawson has shown that he’s worthy of being a piece of the puzzle, he hadn’t had…

  7. Karl says Nuggets would rather face Mavericks than Thunder in first round

    Apr 7, 2011, 8:57 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Coaches and players almost never stray from the “I don’t care who we face in the playoffs, it’s about us doing our thing” mantra. Which is a load of fertilizer, by the way — they all know the playoffs are about matchups and they want to get the more favorable ones. They just won’t talk…

  8. Timofey Mosgov out 10-14 days with knee, ankle sprains

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:37 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    According to Aaron J. Lopez of Nuggets.com, Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov is expected to miss the next the next 10-14 days with knee and ankle sprains. Mosgov, who the Nuggets received as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade, has played spot minutes since being traded. In March, Mosgov averaged 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in…

  9. Nuggets Mozgov leaves with ugly knee, ankle injury

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:51 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    We don’t know an official, final diagnosis — sometimes these things are not as bad as they look. And for Timofey Mozgov we hope that is true. Denver center Mozgov had to be helped off the court after suffering a knee injury late in the first quarter Tuesday night. The Thunder’s Nick Collison fell taking…

  10. Nene is an elite player

    Apr 4, 2011, 5:42 PM EST

    Nene

    The Denver Nuggets’ post-Carmelo play has been one of the best stories of the second half of the season. The Nuggets had the highest offensive efficiency in basketball before trading Anthony, and they haven’t skipped a beat offensively since the trade. More importantly, the Nuggets have transformed themselves into one of the best defensive teams…

  11. Pau Gasol to have MRI on knee Monday

    Apr 4, 2011, 1:27 PM EST

    Pau Gasol, Denver Nuggets

    It was the moment Sunday when Lakers fans saw another title flash before their eyes. Late in the third quarter Pau Gasol went to the basket for a dunk and got a hard (but clean) foul by Nene. When Gasol landed and crashed to the floor, his knee bent back awkwardly. He stayed down for…

  12. Nuggets win over Lakers should get Thunder’s attention

    Apr 3, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

    Nene Hilario, Andrew Bynum

    With just 10 days of NBA games remaining, some first round playoff matchups are pretty much set. Out West, the Oklahoma City Thunder are almost certainly getting the Denver Nuggets in the first round. Sunday Denver beat the Lakers by outworking them, being more scrappy, playing good defense and moving the ball on offense (95-90…

  13. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Apr 1, 2011, 10:42 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat

    Denver’s Gary Forbes talks about living with diabetes. Chris Webber ripped the Mavs and called them “soft” on the TNT broadcast after their loss to the Lakers Thursday. Breaking down the Lakers improved defense of late, which dominated the Mavs last night. The Sixers are making their playoff push and Evan Turner got a DNP-CD…

  14. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Mar 31, 2011, 10:45 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Fascinating stat (prior to Wednesday night): Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton as a Nuggets backcourt had outscored their opponents 463 to 365 (via ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh). But two point guards won’t work. Cleveland got its signature win over Miami. Don’t think that changes anything. J.J. Barea is dating a former Ms. Universe. She’s basically as…

  15. Former Nuggets staffer acknowledges trade rumors hurt play

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:35 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Denver Nuggets

    It was pretty clear by the end that impacts of the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors had bled onto the court for the Denver Nuggets. They were not the same team that started the season, the one that seemed to have potential. Dean Oliver was a former front office guy and staticiscian for Denver who last…

  16. Raymond Felton might push way out of Denver this summer

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:44 PM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Denver Nuggets

    In New York, Raymond Felton was the man. Well, Amar’e Stoudemire was THE MAN, but Raymond Felton was the deputy. He was the point guard who was making Mike D’Antoni’s system work. In Denver, Felton is coming off the bench. Ty Lawson is the future, Felton is the other guy. Winning doesn’t really cure all…

  17. Arron Afflalo expected to miss rest of week in Denver

    Mar 21, 2011, 4:14 PM EST

    Arron Afflalo, Francisco Elson

    Denver’s offense did not look right with Arron Afflalo and Raymond Felton — the team’s starting backcourt — out this weekend. Of course, playing good defensive teams in Miami and Orlando probably had a little to do with that, too. Afflalo will be out the rest of the week recovering from a hamstring tweak, George…

  18. Video: Jameer Nelson’s game winning three for Orlando

    Mar 19, 2011, 10:46 AM EST

    Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic

    Orlando was in a dogfight, a defensive struggle with the reborn Denver Nuggets. We’ll we’re going to call it a defensive struggle, you could also call it night of the ugly offense with missed shots (both teams shot under 40 percent) and turnovers for everyone. Bottom line, it was 82-82 with 5.2 seconds left when…

  19. ‘Melo says Knicks defensive schemes holding team back. Riiiight.

    Mar 17, 2011, 1:40 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Nobody is question that the Knicks defense has struggled since the trade. Not even the Knicks. But Carmelo Anthony has figured out the problem — it’s the coach’s fault. Well, that’s not exactly what he told the New York Post (via Slam), he blamed the…

  20. Denver’s defense is much better, but that’s not all about ‘Melo

    Mar 15, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Denver Nuggets

    The numbers do not lie. It’s a small sample size, but the trend is unmistakable — Denver is a much better defensive team without Carmelo Anthony. They have given up 99.3 points per 100 possessions in the 10 games he has been gone, a number that would be the best in the league if spread…

  21. ‘Melo wants you to know he is too a team player

    Mar 15, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Dallas Mavericks

    It’s been pretty hard to miss the glee coming out of the Rocky Mountains — Denver is 8-2 since the Carmelo Anthony trade and they are all too happy to tell you about how they are more of a team, how they are playing defense, how the sun shine feels warmer and how the bluebird…

  22. Nene says he wants to stay a Nugget forever. If they pay up.

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:35 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    After playing most of the season under the cloud of the Carmelo Anthony trade situation, the sun has broken through in Denver. And like flowers everywhere, the Nuggets are blooming in the spring. Their defense is better. Their offense is better. Their energy is better. They are winning. It’s a fun place to play. Nene…

  23. Nuggets Raymond Felton: “We’re a better team (than the Knicks)”

    Mar 14, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    The Denver Nuggets have gone from being the team that concerned first-round playoff opponents because they had shot makers in Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to a team that concerns first-round playoff opponents because they play good defense. These Nuggets are a lot different than the old Nuggets (and by old we mean a month…

  24. How Deron Williams almost became a Knick (instead of ‘Melo)

    Mar 10, 2011, 9:08 PM EST

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    If the Denver Nuggets front office had gotten their wishes — if they could have traded Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets for Derrick Favors and picks rather than to New York — then Deron Williams would be a Knick today. In one of the infinite alternate universes that is the reality, but in…

  25. George Karl agrees to contract extension with Denver

    Mar 8, 2011, 5:44 PM EST

    18th Annual ESPY Awards - Show

    We told you it was close last week, and apparently now close is a reality. George Karl has agreed to a three-year extension with the Denver Nuggets, according to a tweet from Chris Broussard of ESPN. The team has an option for a fourth year, Ken Berger of CBSSports adds. To get an idea just…

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