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Nikola Jokic took care of good friend Nikola Vucevic in the first round of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge Saturday night at All-Star Weekend. But eventual champion Jayson Tatum was too much for The Joker in round two. Jokic was well ahead of Tatum on the way back down the floor, just needing to sink the three from the top…...

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Continuity and chemistry. That’s what Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly attributes his team’s success to this season. “Continuity of the best coaching staff in the NBA and the continuity and chemistry with an ownership group that saw our vision,” he told BSN Denver earlier this week. “And it was kind of a far-fetched vision that we’re going to build…...

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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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Tim Connelly’s fingerprints are all over this Nuggets roster. From Nikola Jokic, who Connelly and his front office plucked from the Adriatic League in 2014, to Malik Beasley, Monte Morris, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Juancho Hernangomez, six players that Connelly had a hand in drafting who have all been parts of the Nuggets’ rotation at one time or another…...

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The Nuggets were dead in the water, trailing by 15 points in the first quarter against the Kings. Until Isaiah Thomas checked. Thomas walked to the scorer’s table with under four minutes to go in the first quarter. He checked in moments later to a standing ovation. After an 11-month recovery from hip surgery, Thomas was back. He sparked the…...

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Everything changed for Isaiah Thomas on April 15, 2017. After his sister Chyna tragically died in a car accident nearly two years ago, Thomas took a new outlook on life. Ever since, he’s brushed aside the negative energy that fills up his Twitter timeline daily and only focuses on the positive. So to all of Thomas’ naysayers, the cynics, the doubters…...

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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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Wind recaps the Nuggets’ win over the Heat, how Denver rediscovered its early-season defensive prowess for one night, what keyed the Nuggets’ third-quarter spurt and who was the MVP of a much-needed win to break the three-game losing streak. Also, a five-minute conversation with Nuggets rookie Jarred Vanderbilt on getting in basketball shape and what it’s like to work with…

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, Mason Plumlee, Malik Beasley, Nikola Jokic, Monte Morris, and Paul Millsap following the Nuggets’ 103-87 win over the Miami Heat Monday. Michael Malone Mason Plumlee Malik Beasley Nikola Jokic Monte Morris Paul Millsap...

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Coincidence or not, Denver’s best defensive game in weeks came with the Nuggets’ defensive captain back in the lineup. Paul Millsap, who missed the last three games with ankle soreness, watched helplessly from the sidelines as the Nuggets gave up 129, 135 and 117 points to the Pistons, Nets and 76ers as Denver’s defense continued to plummet from the top-5…...

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Coming off a three-game losing streak and with the All-Star break less than a week away, Michael Malone knew the importance of tonight’s matchup against the Heat. “Our sense of urgency has to be at a season high tonight, having lost three games in a row,” Malone said an hour and a half before tip. But it wasn’t the start Denver’s…...

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Rampant injuries up and down Denver’s roster combined with a hectic schedule haven’t allowed the Nuggets many chances to work out their kinks on their practice court over the last few weeks. Today, Denver was finally afforded that opportunity as Nuggets coach Michael Malone cautiously allowed his team to play in live 5-on-5 games during Sunday’s practice. “To allow our…...

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For Isaiah Thomas, nothing about his grueling 10-month rehab from season-ending hip surgery last March has been easy. But surely the most difficult chapter of his journey back to the court took place over the last few months as Thomas was restricted to watching his team surge to the top of the Western Conference standings from the sidelines in street clothes.…...

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