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SAN ANTONIO — The shots are finally falling. In Game 1, 3-point shooting doomed the Nuggets as they lost home-court advantage. They’ve progressively gotten better on the offensive end, though, and in Game 4, they buried the Spurs under an avalanche of 3s. Torrey Craig hit five deep balls, and Jamal Murray and Will Barton hit three a piece as Denver…...

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They don’t call them growing pains because they feel good. When the Avalanche last won a playoff series, Jose Theodore was backstopping them past the Minnesota Wild, who was were still in just their seventh season of existence. Nobody really knew at the time Colorado was on the verge of collapsing into irrelevance in the NHL for the next decade.…...

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DENVER – On a night when Kyle Freeland recaptured his brilliance at home and the Rockies took down the team with the best record in the National League, it was the return of Ryan McMahon that fans talked about as they exited the park. Freeland was wheelin’ and dealin’ when he took the mound Thursday night, setting the tone for…...

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Do you think Derrick White likes playing the Nuggets? The Colorado kid who played his college ball at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs before transferring to CU-Boulder for his senior year had been the best player through the first two games of the Spurs’ first-round series matchup against White’s hometown Nuggets. That trend continued in Game 3 as White scorched…...

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From pumpkin to prince. A week ago, Mikko Rantanen was skating around on his own wearing an orange non-contact jersey and the world wondering whether or not he’d be healthy for the playoffs. The Avalanche had managed to clinch their postseason berth with Rantanen on the shelf after he suffered an undisclosed injury against the Dallas Stars on March 21.…...

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It got so ugly, the boo birds came out. In a must-win Game 2, the Nuggets fell behind by as many as 19 points. They looked cooked. Jamal Murray, playing about as poorly as possible through three quarters, looked shaken. But in the fourth quarter, Murray came alive, and the Nuggets pulled off an improbable come-from-behind win to even the…...

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For a brief moment, the lid came off Denver’s basket. Will Barton swished a 3 off a kick-out from Nikola Jokic early in the third quarter to trim the Spurs’ lead to five. Then Barton followed with a driving finger roll, briefly reenergizing a crowd that had gone quiet amidst the Nuggets’ 3-point struggles. But Denver’s basket sealed itself shut…...

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The Game 82 sequel was a lot more meh than the original — at least at the start. It took until the end against the Minnesota Timberwolves for the fireworks to flare. The Nuggets played like there were no stakes involved for most of the game but roared back late to close the game on a 15-0 run and beat Minnesota…...

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Donovan Mitchell always seems to get up for games against the Nuggets. In Mitchell’s last two dates with Denver prior to tonight, he went for 35 points and then went for 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists. He was even better tonight. Mitchell scored 46 points, tying a career high, as the Jazz topped the Nuggets 118-108, beating Denver…...

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The second unit that was on the floor for the Nuggets to end the third quarter was nearly unrecognizable. No Nikola Jokic or Paul Millsap, who were both resting Sunday night in Portland. Denver was also without starting point guard Jamal Murray, who watched Monte Morris and Isaiah Thomas handle the point guard duties for the Nuggets in a black…...

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A lot was on the line in the Nuggets’ second-to-last home game of the regular season. In the first part of a weekend doubleheader against the Portland Trail Blazers, they were seeking to lock up home-court advantage in the playoffs, win the Northwest Division for the first time since 2010 and, most significantly, put on a good show for Marlins…...

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I’ve been blessed to have a unique look at the Colorado Avalanche the last three years. It seemed like a curse at first because I was the only media member to cover the 48-point Avalanche season from training camp through 82 regular season games. I remember those postgame locker rooms, especially in the second half of the season. This was…...

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Michael Malone had never seen one of his teams struggle to shoot the ball as much as the Nuggets had over their last six games. Coming into Denver’s matchup with San Antonio, the Nuggets had shot just 26% from three and was sporting the worst offense in the league over that span. “I’ve never been a part of a team that…...

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Facing a must-win game on home ice against a floundering opponent that had just been eliminated from playoff contention 24 hours earlier, it was a familiar face who manned the net when the Avalanche took the ice tonight. Instead of starting Philipp Grubauer, arguably the hottest goaltender in the NHL over the last two weeks and the man responsible for…...

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The Golden State Warriors have forced perspective on the Denver Nuggets during their dream season. As well as the Nuggets have played this year, their last three meetings against the back-to-back NBA champions are proof of how far there still is to go. On Jan. 15, Golden State smacked Denver by 31 points. On March 8, it cruised to a…...

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Lead by double digits in the first quarter, cruise into halftime with a comfortable lead and then allow the opponent to work themselves back into the game after halftime. There’s been a trend emerging when the Nuggets have hosted two inferior Eastern Conference teams over the last two weeks. The same series of events that unfolded against the Pistons two…...

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Superstars are made in all kinds of different ways. Connor McDavid fights the uphill battle to prove he’s actually human (he swears he is which is exactly what a hockey cyborg would say). P.K. Subban had so much personality his original team felt compelled to move on from him. If a superstar plays for the Florida Panthers, is he even…...

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The Denver Nuggets have been the NBA’s best team on the second night of back to backs this season. They’re 10-1 in second games within a 48-hour period. In November, the Nuggets clipped the Thunder on the second night of a back to back in Oklahoma City. On Friday, they did the same, coming away with a 115-105 win to…...

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The Nuggets don’t typically have to worry about their offense as long as Nikola Jokic is in the lineup. But that hasn’t been the case over Denver’s last three outings, and the Nuggets’ lack of offensive execution continued in Houston. The Rockets pummeled the Nuggets Thursday 112-85. James Harden (38 points on 10-22 shooting, 5-11 from three) navigated a Nuggets’…...

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R-E-L-A-X That was Michael Malone’s message to Jamal Murray after his starting point guard had suffered through one of his worst shooting slumps of the season over Denver’s last six games, where the 22-year-old hit just six of 20 triples. Nothing like a little home cooking to cure a cold spell. After a 124-88 drubbing at the hands of the…...

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