Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 96 Portland Trailblazers 102

The Nuggets put up a fight this time but still lose by a score of 102-96 in Portland. The Blazers swept the season series against the tanking Nuggets, who have now lost 10 of their last 11 games.

#NuggetsRank No. 9: J.J. Hickson

Every year around this time ESPN introduces its annual #NBArank series codifying all 500 players in the NBA from least to most valuable. Last year Roundball Mining Company decided to get in on the action and began ranking each of the players on the Denver Nuggets’ final 15-man roster in the same fashion. We’ve polled […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 93 Portland Trail Blazers 101

Denver Nuggets 93 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Portland Trail Blazers Danilo Gallinari, SF 27 MIN | 1-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -9 I wish I could say it’s surprising, but it’s not. Gallo was due for another one of his duds and he […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 104 Portland Trail Blazers 95

Portland Trail Blazers 95 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Denver Nuggets Corey Brewer, SF 26 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-1 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | +4 14 shots in 26 minutes is a lot, but Brewer has never been shy about letting it fly and he’s continued […]

Andre Miller is not long for the Denver Nuggets

After 13 years of NBA service, it’s fair to say Andre Miller has been one of the more overlooked and undervalued point guards of his generation. His ability to produce well into his thirties places him in the rarified company of Steve Nash, Chauncey Billups, and Jason Kidd yet his lack of playoff success and […]

2011-12 Game 3: Denver Nuggets 102 Portland Trailblazers 111

Box Score | Highlights The Nuggets played the first of what will undoubtedly be many ugly games in Portland tonight. It was a messy affair from the start, dominated by fouls, turnovers and questionable shot selection. Ultimately the game came down to a 2-minute stretch in which the tougher, more composed Blazers held it together […]

2010-2011 Game 60: Denver Nuggets 106 Portland Trail Blazers 107

Box Score | Highlights | Watch Replay It was something the Nuggets haven’t had to worry about in a very long time. With the ball, shot clock turned off and one bucket away from winning the game. If it wasn’t a straight up inbounds to Melo in isolation, it was a failed high pick and […]

2010-2011 Game 49 Recap: Denver Nuggets 109 Portland Trail Blazers 90

Box Score | Highlights I had to listen to most of this one on the radio, so excuse this recap for being fairly bad and shorter than usual.  Long story short, Denver puts together a composed defensive effort and unleashes their dormant offensive attack in the second half to walk over Portland in familiar home […]

Blazers 86, Nuggets 83…Denver falls to shorthanded Portland

With 8:50 to go in the fourth quarter, Carmelo Anthony picked up his fifth foul and was forced to the bench. With 3:08 left, Portland’s Nicholas Batum drew a charge on Melo to foul him out of the game. Denver scored 12 points in the fourth quarter on 3-of-13 shooting. That pretty much tells you […]

Northwest Division in the Spotlight

The Northwest Division was recently featured in the annual CelticsBlog season preview smörgåsbord and you can peruse the various posts from the list of links below: How will Big Al fit in out in Utah?  Will the Blazers stay healthy?  Will Melo still be a Nugget on opening night?  Can the Thunder avoid a sophomore slump?  Just what […]

Fight or Flight

We are close enough to the end of the season to start projecting what might happen with some level of certainty. Honestly, I have no idea what order Dallas, Utah and Phoenix will finish in or how the bottom three spots will be sorted among Oklahoma City, Portland and San Antonio. I do believe two […]

Predicting the 2008-09 Season – How Did I Do?

Before we begin the season previews and start looking forward to next season, I am going to look back at last season. I made a multitude of predictions over the previous 12 plus months and I started wondering how accurate I was. Did I successfully predict how well Chris Andersen played? What about the Nuggets […]

2008-09 Game 82: Denver Nuggets 76 – Portland Trail Blazers 104

Box Score | Highlights I want to know what George Karl expected to happen.  I have written more than once as the season has wound down that desperation counts for a lot in the NBA.  With the Denver Nuggets knowing they had already wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference and the Portland […]

2008-09 Game 82: Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers Game Thread

The Nuggets may be facing some interesting choices tonight.  By the time their game in Portland tips off the Houston/Dallas contest will most likely have reached its conclusion.  If the Rockets have won, then it is game on.  The Nuggets will go all out to pull out a win.  However, should the Mavs win then […]