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Just like that one of the most magical Nuggets seasons in franchise history ended abruptly, as the Trail Blazers climbed out of a 17-point deficit to beat Denver 100-96 in Game 7. 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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With the Trail Blazers facing elimination, the Nuggets couldn’t overcome an inspired performance from the home team in a 119-108 loss setting up Game 7 Sunday in Denver. 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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Which one? Pretend you’re grading two of Jamal Murray’s toughest postseason buckets like this is the Dunk Contest. One through 10 scale. Please hold up the appropriate number after each clip. First: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts2lkoG_qkY Second: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwxTs4OpYPs They’re probably both 10s right? It’s hard to ding these bottle rockets that touched only nylon on the way down. If you’re factoring in stakes,…

The Nuggets didn’t play around in a decisive Game 5 win at home, easing past the Trail Blazers for a 124-98 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 beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade. Nikola Jokic (A) 85.21…...

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In the second quarter, Jamal Murray stood on the right side of the floor and sized up his prey. Murray was cooking by that point, getting all sorts of leaners and runners from awkward angles to go down. Murray jab stepped, rose up and fired a 3 in Damian Lillard’s face. It fell through the net, one of the final…...

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The Nuggets have been a resilient bunch all season and were once again in Portland Sunday where they didn’t show any fatigue after a gut-wrenching four-overtime loss in Game 3, regaining home court advantage in an impressive 116-112 victory over the Trail Blazers. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different…...

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After four overtimes the Denver Nuggets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers in a magical and ultimately gut-wrenching 140-137 Game 3 loss. When you’re in this type of rarified air it’s hard to properly evaluate everyone’s game, so it’s a good thing we have our trusted metrics to help us out. Just like we’ve done every step of the way,…...

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That was rough. With a big opportunity to take a firm grasp on the series and go up 2-0 on the Portland Trail Blazers, the Denver Nuggets offense sputtered in a 97-90 loss that felt worse as Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig both took a beating. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into…...

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Finally, after a turbulent seven-game series against the San Antonio Spurs, the Nuggets reminded everyone of the type of beautiful basketball they can play in a masterful 121-113 Game 1 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. 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…...

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If certain parts of Game 7 between the Nuggets and Spurs “set basketball back” for the lack of shotmaking, as Gregg Popovich put it Saturday, Denver’s second-round opener against Portland on Monday showed what makes the modern game great: so much skill everywhere. The Nuggets and Trail Blazers both came out firing; each shot 52% in the first half. Denver,…...

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With their three-best players resting, a short-handed Denver Nuggets squad almost beat the Portland Trail Blazers. Denver fell 115-108 on the road but showed some encouraging signs in the defeat. 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…...

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In a high-stakes matchup on national television, the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers 119-110 win thanks to some big performances from Denver’s frontcourt and one unexpected hero. 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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A lot was on the line in the Nuggets’ second-to-last home game of the regular season. In the first part of a weekend doubleheader against the Portland Trail Blazers, they were seeking to lock up home-court advantage in the playoffs, win the Northwest Division for the first time since 2010 and, most significantly, put on a good show for Marlins…...

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The Denver Nuggets pulled out the 116-113 win in an entertaining back and forth matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers with a massive performance from Nikola Jokic. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which take into account 12 different statistical factors.

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The Denver Nuggets blitzed the Portland Trail Blazers early on the road, only to have the Blazers comeback in a tight 113-112 Denver win. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR) grades, which take into account 12 different statistical factors. For DPR grades that seem to lack context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade....

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When Murray returned early in the fourth quarter after sitting because of foul trouble, he didn't miss a beat. He poured in 10 points in the period, assuming the role of closer at an age when he cannot legally drink, as the Nuggets earned a hard-fought 104-101 win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Pepsi Center.

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Johnny Domenico recaps the Denver Nuggets season finale loss to the Portland Trail Blazers with a look ahead at the team's future and he hands out some player grades, too.

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Johnny Domenico previews the final game of the season for the Denver Nuggets against their division rivals, the Portland Trail Blazers. Can the Nuggets be the Blazers next season?

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