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Gregg Popovich erupted like a 2 liter filled with Mentos a minute into the Spurs’ final regular-season matchup against the Nuggets on April 3. Popovich, apparently incensed by a non-call against Paul Millsap in the post or perhaps just playing the long game with a Spurs-Nuggets first-round series possibly on the docket, stomped all the way to his team’s own…...

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Michael Malone isn’t much of a wine guy, but for one week in Argentina, Gregg Popovich turned Denver’s coach into a sommelier. The setting: The NBA’s Basketball Without Borders camp in Buenos Aires. There, Malone and Popovich met for the first time, drank plenty of high-priced Malbecs and bonded over conversation about Russian history and basketball. The week went so…...

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With two days left in the 2018-19 regular season, the Nuggets’ first-round playoff opponent remains undecided. What is set in stone is that Denver will be a top-3 seed in the West. The Nuggets will host either the Spurs, Thunder, Clippers or Jazz in the first round. Here’s a quick preview of each potential first-round opponent and one matchup in…...

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Much like rappers who keep their ears to the ground for the next hot sound, basketball coaches watch games to see what they can repurpose as their own. In 2014, not long after Drake released a remix of Migos’ “Versace” and began incorporating the Atlanta trio’s ratatat flow into his own music, Michael Malone, then in his first and only full…

Jamal Murray is shooting a hair under 38 percent from three this season and last week against the Thunder and Jazz, Murray shot a combined 8-15 from beyond the arc. On the season, Murray is shooting 40 percent from distance on wide-open three-point field goals, the same percentage Klay Thompson is hitting on shots of that same variety. But in…...

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Michael Malone is pulling double duty this season as both a full-time NBA head coach and teacher to one of the youngest roster in the league.

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The San Antonio Spurs were backed into a corner when Kawhi Leonard made it known on June 15 that he had no desire to continue his career with the only NBA franchise he’s ever played for. By demanding a trade from San Antonio and listing the Lakers as his one and only preferred destination, Leonard had many interested suitors in…...

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DENVER — The last time the Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs was during the final week of the 2015-16 regular season. That night the Spurs rested four of their five starters, and Denver won 102-98. Emmanuel Mudiay finished with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jusuf Nurkic registered a double-double: 21 points and 10 rebounds. The Nuggets’ last…...

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An Nguyen recaps the Denver Nuggets 102-98 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan played, but a lot of regular teammates did not -- still a good night for Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic combo.

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