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Eight nuggets for the eight points Isaiah Thomas scored in his Nuggets debut. Denver beat Sacramento 120-118 Wednesday in its final game before the All-Star break. 1. An hour and a half before Nuggets-Kings got going, Michael Malone tried to temper the expectations surrounding his mighty mite point guard. It’d been 11 months since Isaiah Thomas suited up in an…...

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Three nuggets for the three-game losing streak that came to an end Monday. Denver beat Miami 103-87 in its second-to-last game before the All-Star break. 1. Pretend Paul Millsap got his memory wiped “Men in Black” style before Monday’s game. Indulge me for a second. Millsap might’ve been confused to see the large Serbian man on his team dominating his…...

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A little more than a week ago, the Nuggets celebrated perhaps their most rewarding win of the season by dousing their head coach in water and breaking out their post-game huddle with a phrase that’s morphed into an unofficial team motto: “Party time.” The Nuggets, who beat the Timberwolves 107-106 on Feb. 2, had several reasons to feel good about…...

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Six nuggets for six JJ Redick treys in a 117-110 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. 1. The Nuggets are limping into the All-Star Break. A four-game road trip that started out with a dramatic win in Minnesota — clinching Michael Malone’s coaching spot in Charlotte — ended in three straight defeats at Detroit, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. The Nuggets…...

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Seven nuggets for seven 3-pointers the Nets drained in the second quarter of their 135-130 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. 1. It doesn’t take much to get a good look against the Nuggets right now. Too many times, they look unprepared to handle something as simple as, say, a dribble hand-off on the wing six seconds into the…...

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The house had to be stripped down to the studs when Michael Malone got here. When examining the NBA’s best-executed rebuild since the Warriors rose to power, remember how ugly things once looked. Whatever solid structure stood during the George Karl years had been water damaged, lit on fire and tilted sideways by a tornado when Malone took over in…...

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Five nuggets for the number of consecutive wins the Nuggets have strung together. They beat the Rockets 136-122 Friday on national TV.

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The Nuggets have tried everything imaginable to stop James Harden. They’ve switched, doubled and played him straight up. None of it has worked. Going into Friday’s national TV showdown, they’d lost nine straight games to The Beard and Co. The Nuggets finally found a winning formula Friday, though: shoot so well, playing defense becomes irrelevant. Denver singed the nets on…...

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Seven nuggets for the number of triple-doubles Nikola Jokic has racked up in 48 games. The Nuggets are 33-15 after taking down the 76ers 126-110 on Saturday night.

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The Nuggets-76ers game Saturday at Pepsi Center lacked some star power, but it wasn't short on offensive firepower. Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler didn't play. Neither did Jamal Murray, who missed the second game of his career with a sprained left ankle. Both teams still lit up the scoreboard.

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Vanderbilt's traits were on display in the 3 minutes, 53 seconds he played Friday against the Phoenix Suns. Vanderbilt grabbed three rebounds, scored his first NBA point on a free throw and a made a sweet 50-foot bounce pass to Malik Beasley.

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Five nuggets for…gonna be honest: I picked an arbitrary number. Denver steamrolled Cleveland 124-102. It was hard to feel inspired. 1. The Cleveland Cavaliers are a terrible basketball team. Let’s start there. They lost 14 of 15 games going into Saturday. Cam Payne, who’s averaging 6 points per game on 39.8 percent shooting in his career, started for Cleveland at…...

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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, Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic following Denver’s 135-105 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday....

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The Nuggets were playing on All-Pro mode Tuesday against the Warriors. Two nights later against the Chicago Bulls, the difficulty level got switched down to rookie. Chicago, which rolled into the Mile High City tied for the second-worst record in the league, was chum for a Nuggets team looking to get back on track after enduring a shellacking against the back-to-back defending champs.

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Ten nuggets for the 10 3s the Warriors rained on the Nuggets in the first quarter of Tuesday's 142-111 beatdown.

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Six nuggets for the numbers of wins the Nuggets have collected this season on the second night of back to backs. 1. Will Barton has watched Nikola Jokic go from little-used backup center to face of the franchise in four seasons. In 2015-16, Barton’s first full season in Denver, Jokic was a lumpy second-round pick so obscure, a Taco Bell commercial…...

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