The Nuggets lost a game to the Golden State Warriors Friday night, but the real damage started three seasons ago. It’s hard to believe that in April of 2013, when these two teams met in the first round of the playoffs, Denver was actually the favorite. The young Warriors were just beginning to ascend under […]
We’ve seen this movie before. Despite clearly being a little tired and not as sharp as they would have liked, the Utah Jazz came into Denver and imposed their will, erasing a double digit lead in the second half and cruising to a 96-84 win in the mile high city. It was the Denver Nuggets’ […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This past season Roundball Mining Company was pleased to hand out grades for 66 Denver Nuggets games. There were a few reasons why not all 82 games received grades. At least four games were such blowouts that there was nothing to grade, two led to our writers practically questioning their existence, one was used as […]
In their second-to-last game of the season, Denver hung tough against the Clippers before running out of gas on their second night of a back-to-back without Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari. Denver Nuggets 103 Final Recap | Box Score 110 Los Angeles Clippers Kenneth Faried, PF 35 MIN | 7-16 FG | 5-9 FT | […]
In the final home game of the season, the Nuggets celebrate Fan Appreciation Night with a solid win over the Sacramento Kings.
Denver comes out of the gates sluggish but rallies in the second half only to fall short in overtime. Dallas Mavericks 144 Final Recap | Box Score 143 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, PF 32 MIN | 6-12 FG | 2-3 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 […]
The Nuggets came out sluggish in the first half yet finished strong in the second. Sure, they should probably continue to lose for the greater good of the team. But this felt kinda nice. And as they say, you can’t lose ’em all (or something like that). Los Angeles Lakers 101 Final Recap | Box […]
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. […]
The Nuggets were simply overpowered by the San Antonio Spurs, who rolled to their sixth straight win by a score of 123-93. Denver Nuggets 93 Final Recap | Box Score 123 San Antonio Spurs Kenneth Faried, PF 21 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL […]
Despite a strong effort out of the gate, the Denver Nuggets self-destructed in the 2nd and 3rd quarters in Utah and fall to the Jazz 98-84. Despite the results, there were some bright spots from a couple of Denver’s younger players and a nice offensive effort from the Manimal.