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DENVER — Torrey Craig’s meandering path to basketball’s highest level included stops in Australia and New Zealand. On the opposite side of the globe, Craig spent his mid-20s grinding with the goal to make it to the NBA always in the back of his mind. A door finally opened for him when the Nuggets invited him to play in summer...

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Mason Plumlee sent away Jerami Grant’s shot at the rim, and then he sent away something else afterward: the idea that making the playoffs is an unobtainable goal. The odds of snapping a four-season playoff drought aren’t in the Nuggets’ favor even after they earned a 126-125 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to move two games…...

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul Millsap could only stand and watch as the play that determined the outcome of the Nuggets’ wild overtime game against the Thunder unfolded. As Mason Plumlee met Jerami Grant in the air with less than 10 seconds remaining in the extra period, Millsap remained ground bound. If Grant finished, Denver would need a miracle to avoid…...

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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, Mason Plumlee and Jamal Murray following Denver’s 126-125 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday....

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OKLAHOMA CITY — For the third time in a week, the Denver Nuggets held onto a lead in the second half. They were up 10 in Philadelphia on Monday and eight in Toronto on Tuesday, but in both games they wound up blowing it. On Friday, the Nuggets once again had a comfortable cushion after halftime. They were cruising along…...

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Denver Nuggets will be without their second-leading scorer for “another week at least.” Gary Harris, who sprained his right knee after landing awkwardly during a March 15 game against the Detroit Pistons, is still “a ways way” from being able to play again, Nuggets coach Michael Michael Malone said Friday. “Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going…...

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Denver Nuggets’ Feb. 1 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder had everything. There was star power; Nikola Jokic posted a monster 29-point, 13-rebound, 14-assist stat line, while Thunder forward Paul George went for 43 points on 26 shots. There were viral moments; Jamal Murray’s crossover, which caused Steven Adams to crumple to the ground in a…...

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Gary Harris will miss a seventh straight game when the Denver Nuggets conclude their longest road trip of the season Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harris, who leads Denver in minutes (34.8 mpg) and is second in scoring average (17.7 ppg), is still recovering after coming down awkwardly in a March 17 game against the Detroit…...

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Jamal Murray offered a blunt assessment of his play following Denver’s 114-110 loss to Toronto on Tuesday. “I can’t make a layup to save my life,” Murray said on Altitude TV’s post-game broadcast. The Nuggets’ second-year guard was fresh off a 6-for-18 shooting performance. He was on the floor as Toronto ripped off a 25-9 run in the fourth quarter…...

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The Denver Nuggets suffered another second-half collapse and fell to the Toronto Raptors 114-110 on Tuesday. After getting outscored 35-14 in Philadelphia in the third quarter on Monday, Denver at least waited until the fourth quarter to give away the game. The Raptors outscored the Nuggets 32-25 over the final 12 minutes. Here are five observations from the game. 1.…...

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The last time the Denver Nuggets held an opponent under the century mark, Mason Plumlee was the team’s starting center, Emmanuel Mudiay was a part of the rotation and Jamal Murray was still a few weeks away from the legal drinking age....

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The Denver Nuggets’ playoff hopes suffered another blow in Philadelphia on Monday. The 76ers put together a monster second half to come from behind and win 124-103. Here are five observations from the game. 1. Reserves struggle again...

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The Denver Nuggets were trying to put the game away Friday in Washington. With 1:20 remaining, they clung to a five-point lead. Wizards sixth man Kelly Oubre Jr. tried to cut into the deficit by uncorking a three-pointer from the right corner, but Will Barton was able to get a piece of it. Torrey Craig, who was under the basket…...

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The Denver Nuggets canned 17 threes and beat the Washington Wizards 108-100. Denver improved to 2-2 on the seven-game road trip and moved one game back of the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference playoff picture. Here’s how every Nuggets played fared in the win over the Wizards. *Our game grades are dictated by our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which take…...

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Jamal Murray drilled a three-pointer in transition and then unleashed an arrow. After scoring his 18th, 19th and 20th points of the first half, the Nuggets’ 21-year-old point guard felt emboldened enough to whip out his signature celebration. The shot pushed Denver’s lead to 13 points with a little more than three minutes remaining in the first half. The Washington…...

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The Denver Nuggets could be without two starters in a must-win game against the Washington Wizards on Friday....

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If the Denver Nuggets are to defy the odds and snap a four-season playoff drought, they will need to navigate their final stretch of the regular season with few slip-ups. Ten games are all that remain. In that time, the Nuggets will face nine teams in position to make the playoffs and a 10th team, the Los Angeles Clippers, who…...

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The Denver Nuggets blasted the Chicago Bulls 135-102 on Wednesday. Denver led by 29 points at halftime and coasted to its first road win of a seven-game swing away from Pepsi Center. Here are five observations from the game. 1. Paul Millsap’s early flurry...

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For the fourth season in a row, the Denver Nuggets are on pace to finish as a bottom-six defense in the NBA. The Nuggets have never finished better than 24th in defensive efficiency in the Michael Malone era. On Tuesday, with only 11 regular-season games remaining, they woke up as the fourth-worst defensive team in basketball. Barring something miraculous, Denver…

Nuggets coach Michael Malone has a go-to phrase when describing games that turn into high-scoring affairs. Time and time again over the last two seasons, Malone likens them to “a shootout at the O.K. Corral,” a reference to the brawl that took place in Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881. Monday’s matchup between the Nuggets and Heat was a classic example. Miami…...

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