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 […]

Nuggets win in a thriller 103-102

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 […]

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 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 […]

5 predictions for the season

So with the season underway I felt I’d go out on a limb and make 5 predictions for this upcoming season regarding the Denver Nuggets. Emmanuel Mudiay will win Rookie of the Year in a landslide. Looks there’s no one out there with the maturity this kid’s got. His court vision is insane and he […]

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 […]

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 […]

Link: Andrew Feinstein on NBA Africa game

Our friend Andrew Feinstein of Denver Stiffs has an excellent dispatch from Johannesburg on the first ever NBA game in Africa. Feinstein is a veteran of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders camps in Africa and brings us some great insight on the historic night. There were plenty of Denver Nuggets connections in the game and Andrew […]

Dempsey: Injury Updates

Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game vs. Utah #Nuggets — Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) February 26, 2015 Darrell Arthur’s knee strain is revised to a calf strain and he is doubtful for tomorrow’s game vs. Utah. — Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) February 26, 2015 Kenneth Faried (thumb), who missed Wednesday’s game, is likely […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 102 Miami Heat 82

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.

Treacherous Trifecta: The Denver Nuggets’ three biggest problems through 18 games (and how to fix them!)

After a disastrous 1-6 start where Murphy’s Law was in full effect, the Denver Nuggets have turned 180 degrees. These days rather than everything going wrong, almost everything is running smoothly. The Nuggets are 7-3 in their last 10 games and Brian Shaw appears to have found a series of rotations that are working effectively. […]

Rapid Reaction: Portland Trailblazers 105, Denver Nuggets 103

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 […]

RCotW: Managing Minutes

Welcome to the Reader Comment of the Week, a recurring series where we’ll highlight voices from Roundball Mining Company community found in our forum, comments section, in e-mails and through Twitter rants. This week’s comment comes courtesy of Nugman: Although the Nugs are obviously playing better, I’m still really concerned about Shaws ability to manage games. […]