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 […]

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 […]

Nuggets drop final summer league game to Wizards

The Nuggets wrapped up summer league Friday night with a 97-89 loss to the Washington Wizards. After two straight weeks of practices and games, the team looked weary and decided to rest Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, and Joffrey Lauvergne for the final game. Harris and Mudiay told me after the game they were healthy and […]

Nuggets lose tournament opener to Hawks

The Nuggets quest for the (summer league) championship ended Thursday night in an 82-73 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The same two teams played in Denver’s summer league opener last Friday, which the Nuggets won going away. The Hawks turned the tables in tonight’s rematch with some key defensive adjustments on Mudiay and just more […]

Nuggets top Heat 86-83 in wild summer league finish

The Nuggets edged the Heat for their third straight summer league win in thrilling fashion, winning 86-83 off an Ian Clark go-ahead three with 1.7 seconds remaining. Erick Green sank two crucial free throws after the Heat turned the ball over on their final possession, sealing the win for Denver in what had been a […]

Recap: Denver Nuggets 92 Los Angeles Clippers 107

The Nuggets didn’t give us much of a game tonight, it was a standard loss to the Clippers in the form of an extremely boring slugfest lasting nearly three hours. Ty Lawson was a late scratch and Danilo Gallinari rested. Jameer Nelson suffered a right hip flexor strain in the second quarter and didn’t return. […]