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SAN ANTONIO — There’s no reason to bury the lede. Nikola Jokic played the best basketball game of his career Thursday night. But Jokic’s 43 points, a new career high and the most a Nuggets player has scored in the playoffs in franchise history, weren’t enough. Neither were his 12 rebounds or nine assists. The Nuggets fell 120-103 to the…...

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SAN ANTONIO — Early in the third quarter, Jamal Murray crumpled to the ground and took his time getting back up. Denver’s starting point guard was trying to navigate around a Jakob Poeltl ball screen but lost his balance after Poeltl jutted out his leg and caught Murray in the left thigh. Murray rolled around in obvious discomfort. He stayed…...

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SAN ANTONIO — You’d think that a small forward who’s playing heavy minutes in his first career playoff series and is tasked with guarding four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan only two years removed from starring in Australia and New Zealand’s National Basketball League would feel a few nerves stepping out onto the floor under the brighter than usual postseason lights. Torrey…...

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The Denver Nuggets’ point guard is their center, and their center is their point guard. OK, that’s painting with too broad a brush, but at certain points this season, the responsibilities Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic have as ball handler and big man have blurred. Late in the second quarter of Tuesday’s Game 5 win, Murray shot up from the…...

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The Nuggets didn’t celebrate after their 108-90 Game 5 win over the Spurs. They barely even smiled. Jamal Murray sat serenely at his locker with his right shoulder wrapped in ice and scrolled through his phone while a pair of noise-canceling headphones drowned out the commotion coming from the center of the Nuggets’ locker room where the media had congregated.…...

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Wind and Clark recap Game 5, discuss how the Nuggets were suddenly able to flip the switch after Game 3, the best defense of Gary Harris’ career, Nikola Jokc’s defensive prowess, and the fall out from a season-saving lineup move. Also, a more mature Jamal Murray’s officially has his swagger back, and is Michael Malone out-coaching Gregg Popovich in the…

The Nuggets found their groove in Game 5, putting on a masterclass performance in a 108-90 win putting Denver one win away from clinching a spot in round two. 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…...

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To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what was said by Will Barton, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Monte Morris, Torrey Craig, Gregg Popovich and Michael Malone after the Nuggets’ 108-90 win in Game 5. Will Barton Nikola Jokic Jamal Murray Monte Morris Torrey Craig Gregg Popovich Michael Malone...

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As the Spurs whittled down the Nuggets’ lead, which was at one point 27 midway through the third quarter, to 18 later in the period, Pepsi Center got tense for the first time since the opening minutes of Game 5. Naturally, the ball found Nikola Jokic’s hands on back-to-back possessions. Two high-arching 3s later, Denver’s lead was back to a…...

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In Game 3, the Nuggets had front row seats to Derrick White show. For four quarters the Spurs’ point guard rumbled down the lane and sunk one uncontested right-handed layup after another in the 24-year-old’s best game as a pro. “We looked like a bunch of ticket takers,” Malone said of White’s straight-line drives to the basket and the 62…...

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Wind and Clark wrap up their thought from Game 4 and look ahead to Game 5. How Denver tweaked its defense to limit Derrick White, what Nikola Jokic and Tim Duncan have in common, why the Nuggets should not double LaMarcus Aldridge, and more. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link

Wind and Clark recap Game 4 from every angle. Michael Malone elevating Torrey Craig into the starting lineup, why he went with Craig over Malik Beasley and where Will Barton’s head is at following the demotion. Also, the under-the-radar series from Nikola Jokic on both ends of the floor, Gary Harris locking up Derrick White and a sign of maturity…

In a do or die Game 4 on the road, the Nuggets got back to playing their brand of basketball in a 117-103 win that saw them dominate the second half in San Antonio. 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,…...

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To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what was said by Michael Malone, Torrey Craig, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap and Will Barton following the Nuggets’ 117-103 Game 4 win in San Antonio. Michael Malone Torrey Craig and Jamal Murray Nikola Jokic Paul Millsap...

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SAN ANTONIO — The last time the Nuggets won in San Antonio prior to Saturday night, Jamal Murray was a freshman in high school and Torrey Craig was a sophomore at South Carolina-Upstate. “Shoutout to Upstate by the way,” said Craig after stepping into the starting lineup and drilling five 3s in the Nuggets’ series-evening 117-103 win. “Go Spartans.” Nikola…...

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SAN ANTONIO — A little more than an hour after the Nuggets fell to the Spurs in Game 3 of their first-round series, Monte Morris arrived back at Denver’s team hotel situated in downtown San Antonio, took out his cell phone and transmitted a few words of encouragement to his starting point guard over the Texas airwaves. “I just told…...

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SAN ANTONIO — The Nuggets are mulling a change to their starting lineup. After getting worked 118-108 in Game 3 — a final score that wasn’t indicative of the beatdown the Spurs put on them as the second half wore on — Michael Malone said Friday he is considering some tweaks to give Denver a chance to even the series…...

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In Game 3 in San Antonio, the Nuggets kept things close until the very end as the Spurs were more decisive in the fourth quarter on their way to an imposing 118-108 win. 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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