Game 82 is in the books as the Denver Nuggets put the finishing touches on their 2015-16 season. A 107-99 loss in Portland puts the team at 33-49, the 19th losing season in their 40-year NBA run. Potential key figures in the Nuggets’ future played well in the finale. Emmanuel Mudiay finished his rookie campaign […]
As the NBA season winds down many teams that aren’t preparing for the Playoffs start to look towards the future. New players are signed, veterans with nagging injuries see their minutes go down, and sometimes teams accidentally don’t win on purpose. Maybe not all of those apply to the Denver Nuggets, but JaKarr Sampson did […]
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 […]
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 […]
Taking the pulse of the Nuggets throughout the season With the first 10% of the season in the books, the Nuggets are off to a surprisingly decent 4-4 start. Here are a few things to notice from the first 8 games:
Kenneth Faried had a beautiful tip in to lead the Nuggets to their second home win of the season.Gallinari had 25 points to lead the Nuggets and Faried finished with 19. Rookie guard Emmanuel Mudiay added 16 points and 11 assists for his second double-double. As the Denver Nuggets escaped with a 103-102 victory over […]
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
The media was buzzing as Emmanuel Mudiay led the Nuggets to a rout of the Sacramento Kings 98-76. Mudiay led the way with 19 points and 10 assists. Mudiay wowed the crowed with his vision and incredible passes including a behind the back to Ian Clark. He used his body to create separation and shot […]
Mudiay was as good as advertised and the Nuggets rolled to an 86-71 victory over the Hawks to begin Summer League play. Coach Micah Nori stressed transition defense and the team shot well with the exception of 3 pointers. The were 47.1% percent from the field but only 11.8% from downtown. Overall it was a […]
The Nuggets released the roster for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League yesterday. Notable omissions are Jusuf Nurkic who is rehabbing an injury and the team’s 2nd round pick Nikola Radicevic . Both players were not expected to be on the roster. What you can expect is Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic teaming up for the […]
It sounds odd doesn’t it? After all, the entire object of the game of basketball is to score more points than the opposing team. And scoring more points invariably means you won the game, which by definition should be the most productive thing that could possibly occur. Right? On its surface that sounds right, but […]
It was a heartbreaking loss for the Nuggets tonight after a solid first half full of energy and effort. In the end, the deteriorating interior defense and the star power of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler was just too much to overcome as the Bulls knocked off the Nuggets 106-101. Hopefully the momentum from tonight’s […]
The Nuggets snapped a four game skid with a blowout victory over the Miami Heat. Playing their fourth game in six nights, the Heat stalled out in the second half against an energized Nuggets team. Denver moves to 10-12 on the season and 6-4 at home.
In what ended up becoming one of the more exciting games this season the Nuggets took the Blazers down to the wire yet fell short in the end. Lawson had a standout performance as did Wilson Chandler. Unfortunately, neither outperformed LaMarcus Aldridge and the Blazers as whole. Portland Trail Blazers 105 Final Recap | Box […]
The Denver Nuggets won their fifth straight game against the Bulls on Tuesday. Ty Lawson broke Kirk Hinrich’s ankles on an assist (yes, you heard that correctly) and Danilo Gallinari made a ridiculous shot that should have counted even though it didn’t (confusing, I know). Finally the Nuggets are actually fun to watch again. More […]