Front and center of Denver's offensive shortcomings is Nikola Jokic. His scoring average has dropped from 18.4 points per game in December to 16.1 per game in January. Jokic is also shooting 40.6 percent from the field in 2018—a startling and uncharacteristic mark for the typically efficient Serbian—and has hit just 16 of his last 67 threes across the past two months.
Denver only turned the ball over three times in tonight's first half but 14 second-half giveaways highlighted by a questionable eight-second violation, which the Nuggets were whistled for with roughly three minutes remaining in the fourth, helped hand Los Angeles a 109-104 win.
Behind a 23-point, 17-rebound, six-assist effort from Jokic, the Denver Nuggets blew past the Dallas Mavericks ____ for just their second win in their last six tries.
Behind a game-high 19 points from Kawhi Leonard and 18 points off the bench from reserve forward Davis Bertans who hit 6-7 from three-point range, the San Antonio Spurs built off a first quarter where they outscored the Denver Nuggets 32-16 and eventually eased to a 32-point win,
Earlier this week, it was revealed that for the first time in Gregg Popovich's 20-year tenure as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, a player asked to be traded. LaMarcus Aldridge, who's under contract through 2019, came to Popovich this summer and told him he wanted out.
DENVER — The Denver Nuggets appeared to be in danger of dropping their fourth game in a row early in the third quarter Friday. With a little less than 10 minutes to go in the period, they trailed the Memphis Grizzlies by two. The Nuggets looked sluggish up to that point — playing the same brand of uninspired basketball that…...
Nothing is easy for the Denver Nuggets right now. Every possession is a grind, defensive breakdowns occur regularly, every made shot feels like a prayer answered. Denver found a path to victory tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies but it was anything but easy.
Memphis generally likes to play at a slow pace, Nuggets coach Michael Malone thinks that could spell disaster for his side tonight as the Grizzlies visit Denver for the second time this season.
Jokic finished with nine points on 4-21 shooting in Denver's 110-97 loss to the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday — another inefficient night from the star big man who routinely threw up 11-16 games a season ago.
The Denver Nuggets battled against the Golden State Warriors on Monday in Oakland, but it was not enough as they fell 124-114. Here are five observations from the game. 1. Jokic breaks out of slump On Sunday night, Nuggets coach Michael Malone met with Nikola Jokic. After two poor shooting performances in a row, Malone sat down with his slumping superstar…...
After the Nuggets tied the score at 69-all on a Mason Plumlee layup midway through the third, the Warriors went on a 24-12 run to close the quarter and carried a double-digit lead throughout most of the fourth. But Golden State sealed the win with an 8-2 run midway through the fourth quarter that expanded the Warriors' lead to 18 and ignited a capacity crowd at Oracle Arena as Denver gradually started to turn their attention towards Wednesday night's opponent, the Atlanta Hawks. Golden State won going away 124-114.
The Denver Nuggets are in Oracle arena tonight for a matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Unlike most teams throughout the league, Denver has actually had a fair deal of success against the reigning champs. The Nuggets are 2-3 in their past five games against the Warriors with their last meeting coming in a 96-81 win at Oracle on Dec. 23.
The Denver Nuggets fell to the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Saturday. Here are five observations from the game. 1. Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers Perhaps it was an omen when the Nuggets committed a turnover at the start of the third quarter while assistant coach Micah Nori was giving an interview in which he stressed the necessity to limit them. “The message was, ‘Take care…...
For the Denver Nuggets, turnovers are a reoccurring nightmare that only shows itself once every week or so. For much of the season, Denver dealt with that bad dream on a nightly basis, but over their last stretch of games, the Nuggets' had somewhat limited their giveaways.
Denver’s new-look rotation gave minutes to reserve forward Kenneth Faried, who hadn’t seen the floor since the Nuggets’ Dec. 15 win over the Pelicans, and more playing time to Malik Beasley who had been in and out of Denver’s rotation as well. After not playing Faried in the Nuggets’ 99-91 win over the Suns on Friday, Malone said after the win that he’d need the power forward Saturday against the Kings.