Nuggets drop third straight to Warriors

No recap tonight but hey — the obvious happened. The undefeated Warriors matched the best start in NBA history a with a 118-105 win over the Nugs. Golden State has won 15 straight and will go for the record on Tuesday. Denver came up just short of covering the 12 point spread at home, proving again that the […]

Nuggets collapse in home loss to Suns

There are a couple ways to look at the Denver Nuggets’ 114-107 home loss to the Phoenix Suns, a game which saw Denver surrender a 17-point lead all in the second half. On one hand it’s a learning experience for a young team. Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris both posted new career highs in scoring […]

Grades: Denver Nuggets 98 San Antonio Spurs 109

Despite playing better than expected the Nuggets predictably lost to the Spurs by a score of 109-98. Denver’s poor shooting reared it’s ugly ahead again and the Spurs never let up long enough to let the Nuggets get in the game. Emmanuel Mudiay turned in a very shaky performance and the Hickson-Faried pairing again showed signs […]

Grades: Denver Nuggets 107 Houston Rockets 98

Ty Lawson and the Houston Rockets would get no revenge on Friday the 13th in lower downtown Denver. The Nuggets completed a 3-0 home stand with a 107-98 win over Houston behind a career night from Will Barton and a 27-point outing from Danilo Gallinari. The Nuggets move to 5-4 on the season and hit […]

Grades: Denver Nuggets 108 Portland Trailblazers 104

Emmanuel Mudiay delivered in the clutch and the Nuggets finally shot the ball well at home, edging out the Portland Trailblazers 108-104 for their first home win of the season.

Grades: Denver Nuggets 120 Los Angeles Lakers 109

The Nuggets snapped a two-game skid with a solid win in Los Angeles, keeping the Lakers winless and moving to 2-2 on the season. Emmanuel Mudiay recorded his first career double-double while Kenneth Faried led the way with a monster 28-point, 15-rebound performance. Grades after the jump.

Nuggets torched by Thunder in OKC

The Nuggets’ early season schedule is chock full of a few games you just know are going to be an uphill battle. Sunday night’s road contest in OKC might as well have been Mount Everest. Despite coming out with better energy and effort than they showed against Minnesota, the Nuggets looked vastly outmatched by the […]

Nuggets flop in home opener, lose to Wolves

After a sterling debut in Houston, the Nuggets crashed back to earth in their home opener, trailing wire-to-wire and losing to the Timberwolves 95-78. Denver moves to 1-1 on the season. From the opening tip, the Nuggets had trouble dealing with Minnesota’s size and length. Karl Anthony Towns and Kevin Garnett owned the paint as […]

Nuggets blow out Rockets in season opener

There’s a lot to get to in the Nuggets’ 105-85 drubbing of the Rockets in Houston, but let’s start with the obvious. The Nuggets played stifling defense against Houston’s high-powered attack, showing James Harden some physical man defense and mixing up aggressive pick and roll schemes to shut down any driving lanes. Houston’s offense was […]

The long, unnecessary grind of the NBA preseason

Three weeks ago, the Nuggets began training camp with a healthy roster outside of Jusuf Nurkic, who is still recovering from offseason knee surgery. Since then, they’ve had to endure a rigorous camp immediately followed by six games, five of which required the Nuggets to travel. There’s still another road game to play before Denver’s season opener […]

Nuggets down Warriors 114-101 in preseason

About midway through the second quarter of tonight’s preseason game in Oakland, the defending champs were rolling. Things looked bleak for the visiting Nuggets, who had already let the Warriors score 53 points with six minutes left in the half. Time and time again, we’ve seen the Nuggets lose their grip in these kinds of […]

Nuggets drop preseason opener to Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers bested the Nuggets 103-96 in Friday’s NBA preseason opener and there was plenty of good and bad to glean from the Nuggets’ performances. Here a few key takeaways from the early preseason action. Ballhandling issues and turnovers The Nuggets got off to a slow start and the first half offense looked […]

Why the Nuggets signed Mike Miller

Mike Miller officially got a buyout from Portland last week and was set to clear waivers on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after that happened, Christopher Dempsey confirmed reports that he was Denver-bound. According to Dempsey, the Nuggets have officially signed Miller to a one-year deal. Miller is 35 years old and entering his 16th NBA season. The Nuggets were […]

Measuring success for the Denver Nuggets in 2015-2016

What makes for a successful NBA season? As training camp nears, that is a question NBA fans will be asking about every team. The answer is the same for the vast majority of them — winning. Wins and losses are usually the sole determining factor of who gets hired and fired in the NBA. Teams […]