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DENVER — Nikola Jokic had one second left to inbound the ball. Failing to throw it in before the referee called a five-second count meant Denver would need to stave off a last-second attempt by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nuggets were in danger of blowing a game they’d led by as many as 20 points. They couldn’t afford another close loss after falling…...

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For the second straight year, the Denver Nuggets will have a participant in the NBA All-Star Skills Challenge....

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DENVER — Wilson Chandler is not paying any attention to trade chatter. At least that’s what he maintained at shootaround Thursday when asked about a report indicating he is one of three Nuggets players “known to be available” with the trade deadline a week away....

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For the second night in a row, the Denver Nuggets went toe to toe against one of the NBA’s top teams and wound up with nothing to show for it in the win column. The Nuggets fell to the Spurs 106-104 in San Antonio. Here’s how each Nuggets player performed. Will Barton (B-) — Two days, two games, two missed…...

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Moments after the halftime buzzer sounded in the Nuggets’ matchup against the Boston Celtics on Monday, some heated words were exchanged between Trey Lyles and Marcus Morris. The two jawed back and forth and had to be restrained by their teammates. Each was assessed a technical foul. The Nuggets and Celtics then headed to their respective locker rooms. “He’s a tough player,”…...

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DENVER — Paul Millsap walked out of the Denver Nuggets’ locker room Monday night holding a water jug in his left hand. Before he got to the set of double doors leading to the outside world, Millsap took a pit stop at Jamal Murray’s locker. Murray sat there hunched over with a blue towel draped across his shoulders. “Good game,” Millsap said as he fist-bumped…...

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DENVER — Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler did not go through shootaround Monday and is officially listed as questionable as Denver takes on the Boston Celtics in the finale of a five-game homestand. Chandler did not play in the second half against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. The Nuggets said he was dealing with a migraine. On Monday, Nuggets coach Michael Malone…...

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The Denver Nuggets are finally figuring out how to win rock fights. A year ago, failing to score at least 100 points in a game meant the Nuggets were doomed. They went 0-13 in games they didn’t hit the century mark....

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The shot, which some are calling The Sombor Shuffle, swished through the net. In the last month and a half, Jokic has relied on the wrong-footed fadeaway more and more, a shot he said he invented while on the mend from a sprained left ankle in December.

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Nuggets coach Michael Malone was having flashbacks while his team rolled past the New York Knicks 130-118 on Thursday. Instead of playing the grind-it-out basketball he'd grown accustomed to seeing in 2018, the Nuggets went back to simply outscoring their opponent for a night, a style they relied heavily on in 2017. Denver's performance defensively left a lot to be desired. But on offense, the Nuggets finally busted out. They shot 60 percent from the floor and handed out 36 assists, numbers Malone attributed in part to a tweak Mason Plumlee made.

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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, Gary Harris, Trey Lyles, Nikola Jokic and Will Barton after Denver’s 130-118 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday....

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At the center of all that change and uncertainty is Gary Harris. The 23-year-old shooting guard, who started against New York despite dealing with right foot soreness, has acted as a steady influence on a team that's been all over the place. Harris' performance Thursday in a 130-118 win over the New York Knicks — 23 points on 8-14 shooting — was right in line with what his coach and teammates have come to expect from him.

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In an attempt to jolt his team's offense to life, Nuggets coach Michael Malone switched things up at Wednesday's practice. Instead of getting up and down on the team's designated practice court, Malone decided Denver should get a sweat in on the main floor at Pepsi Center.

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When Murray returned early in the fourth quarter after sitting because of foul trouble, he didn't miss a beat. He poured in 10 points in the period, assuming the role of closer at an age when he cannot legally drink, as the Nuggets earned a hard-fought 104-101 win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Pepsi Center.

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Rounds one and two went to the Trail Blazers. Round three went to the Nuggets. Round four, which will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at Pepsi Center, will determine if Denver can pull even with Portland since the two sides made a major trade in February.

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"This is one thing I keep saying to myself," Malone said Sunday. "I am calling way more play calls than I did my first two years. We have gotten away from just playing the game. When you play the game, you’re hard to guard. Because it’s not a play call where you can take it away."

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Nuggets coach Michael Malone tweaked his rotation following Wednesday's loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles by inserting Trey Lyles into the starting lineup for Mason Plumlee. Following Friday's 108-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center, it sounds like more changes could be in store after Denver (23-23) fell to .500 for the first time since early November.

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Murray got hit in the head in the fourth quarter of Denver's win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. He was subbed out of the game with 5:22 remaining but returned with 1:49 left. He said he didn't start experiencing concussion-like symptoms until the team flight to Los Angeles later that night.

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