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The NBA All-Star Game has some juice once again. Two years ago, the league changed the rules so the top two vote getters from each conference picked teams playground style instead of going with its traditional East vs. West format. That tweak has made for a more entertaining game. Team Giannis got out to a big lead early before Team…...

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Scottsdale, AZ – Even outside of the excitement contained within Wednesday’s twenty-four hours of wall-to-wall sports coverage, it has been a rather good time to be a Colorado sports fans in the capital city. Between the acquisition of a quarterback via trade, the late-game tip-in winner with 0.3 seconds left on the clock, and the first pop of the catcher’s…...

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Yet again the Denver Nuggets fell behind early but managed to crawl their way back to beat the Sacramento Kings 120-118. With Isaiah Thomas’ return, another triple-double from the Nikola Jokic and a fine performance from Paul Millsap, there were plenty of heroes to chose from in this one. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR),…...

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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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Home sweet home. After ending their road trip on a three-game losing streak, the Denver Nuggets ran past the Miami Heat 103-87. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade. Nikola Jokic (B+) 75.93…...

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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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In a daunting nationally televised matchup against the new-look 76ers, the Nuggets hung tough for four quarters but ultimately fell 117-110 as Philadelphia handed Denver its third-straight loss. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their…...

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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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Treveon Graham caught a pass from Shabazz Napier on the left wing early in Wednesday night’s fourth quarter, turned and faced the basket, looking a bit surprised that no Nuggets defender had rotated out to guard him at the three-point line. Graham rose and fired, and his triple splashed through the net as Denver bungled another switch on the perimeter. It…...

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A tired and beat down Denver Nuggets squad suffered their worst road loss of the season in a 129-103 defeat to the Detriot Pistons. The Nuggets were outscored 95-67 after the first quarter. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our…...

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Six nuggets for the six offensive rebounds Andre Drummond collected in the Nuggets’ 129-103 loss to the Pistons. 1. The Nuggets got outplayed by the Pistons in every facet of Monday’s loss. Detroit outrebounded Denver 52-32. The Pistons made 16 threes to the Nuggets’ nine. Detroit beat Denver to 50-50 balls all night long. Andre Drummond shot 12-14 from 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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The Denver Nuggets pulled out a thrilling 107-106 road win over the Timberwolves on the tail end of a back-to-back Saturday in Minnesota. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors.

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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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