The Denver Nuggets opened their season Oct. 18 in a road game against the Utah Jazz. Denver was cruising along on opening night — at least until the fourth quarter. The Jazz, who trailed by as many as 15 in the game, pounded Denver 28-13 in the final 12 minutes and went on to win 106-96.

Nuggets fans didn’t know it then, but the disappointing loss served as a harbinger of more road struggles to come.

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Christian Clark

Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at and I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.