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The Nuggets’ bench is rock solid, but in recent weeks, the impact they’ve made has been inconsistent as Denver fiddled with inserting Isaiah Thomas as a regular and Michael Malone pared his rotation down. But in the last few games, Thomas has, save for a first-half stint in Boston, not gotten minutes, and Malone has settled on four reserve contributors:…...

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To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what Michael Malone, Monte Morris, Gary Harris, Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap and Will Barton said following the Nuggets’ 102-100 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Michael Malone Monte Morris Gary Harris Nikola Jokic Paul Millsap Will Barton...

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The Nuggets can heat up in an instant. They looked sluggish to start Saturday’s game against the Indiana Pacers and got down by as many as 18 in the second quarter. But as halftime approached, they ripped off a 15-2 run in a 3-minute, 16-second span. That stretch allowed them to claw back into the game, and they defeated the…...

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Four nuggets for the number of baskets Denver held Dallas to in the fourth quarter of its 100-99 win Thursday. 1. For the first time in years, the Nuggets are playing competent defense. They emerged from their come-from-behind win over the Mavericks 11th in points allowed per 100 possessions. If the season ended today, that would be their highest finish…...

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With less than a month remaining in the regular season, the Denver Nuggets are staring down the home stretch. They have a solid cushion to nab a top-2 seed but can’t afford any stumbles with the Houston Rockets gaining ground — especially stumbles to team as poor on the road as the Dallas Mavericks, the opponent that rolled into Pepsi…...

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Two months ago, the Warriors landed an uppercut to the chin on the Nuggets. On Jan. 15, Golden State rolled into the Mile High City and torched Denver for 51 points in the first quarter en route to a 31-point win. Friday, the top two teams in the Western Conference met for the first time since that beatdown. The game…...

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It was all set up for the Denver Nuggets’ starters to make sweet music in 2018-19. With the way Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic riffed off each other a season ago, it looked like we might get an epic live album. That group outscored the Clippers by 16 points on opening night and was…...

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The two most versatile players in Nuggets franchise history couldn’t have looked much different putting their fingerprints all over basketball games. Fat Lever, a 6-foot-3 guard from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, compensated for his lack of size with quickness and a seemingly endless supply of energy. Nikola Jokic, a 7-foot center from Sombor, Serbia, makes up for his lack of leaping…...

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To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what was said by Michael Malone, Nikola Jokic, Mason Plumlee, Paul Millsap and Jamal Murray following Saturday’s 120-112 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Michael Malone Nikola Jokic Mason Plumlee Paul Millsap Jamal Murray...

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Five nuggets for the five field goals Denver converted in the second quarter. It fell 111-104 to Utah on Thursday, which snapped a five-game winning streak. 1. The word of choice was “stagnant”. Monte Morris used it to describe Denver’s offense during the second quarter. Will Barton did, too. “That was one of our worst quarters of the year,” Nuggets…...

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Nuggets coach Michael Malone likes to say he never worries about his offense. Over the last three seasons, his team has proved it can score under any circumstance. It’s the defense that keeps him up at night. Thursday at Pepsi Center, however, was the rare game where the Nuggets failed to click on the offensive end. They looked out of…...

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Four nuggets for the four wins the Nuggets have strung together on opposite sides of the All-Star break. They beat the Clippers 123-96 on Sunday at Pepsi Center. 1. Paul Millsap’s Core 4 training facility in Atlanta is equipped with three basketball courts, a hot tub, cold tub, sauna, weight room and track. During the All-Star break, Millsap headed east…...

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To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what was said by Michael Malone, Mason Plumlee, Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Isaiah Thomas following Denver’s 114-104 win over Dallas on Friday. Michael Malone Mason Plumlee Paul Millsap Jamal Murray Nikola Jokic Gary Harris Isaiah Thomas...

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DALLAS — With the shot clock winding down early in the fourth quarter, Isaiah Thomas uncorked a 3-pointer, watched it fall through the net and then let Dorian Finney-Smith have an earful. The sequence, which opened up a 24-point lead for Denver in its 114-104 win over Dallas on Friday, was significant not only because of who capped it with a…...

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DALLAS — It was Western Night at the American Airlines Center on Friday, and though it took until after halftime, the visiting Nuggets finally unholstered. Denver rebounded from a sluggish first half to score 39 third-quarter points as it beat Dallas 114-104. The Nugget hit six 3s in the third quarter alone. They led by one at halftime, but by the…...

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DALLAS — Nikola Jokic spent the weekend rubbing shoulders with basketball’s biggest stars. As the Nuggets first All-Star selection since Carmelo Anthony eight years ago, Jokic ran pick and rolls with Russell Westbrook, joked around with Steph Curry and soaked up wisdom from Dirk Nowitzki. Jokic was teammates with three former MVPs in Charlotte, an experience any hooper would be…...

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The NBA All-Star Game has some juice once again. Two years ago, the league changed the rules so the top two vote getters from each conference picked teams playground style instead of going with its traditional East vs. West format. That tweak has made for a more entertaining game. Team Giannis got out to a big lead early before Team…...

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