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Nuggets use big second-half run to beat Suns 123-113

Source | 7 days ago.

Wilson Chandler's big game Saturday brought back memories. Chandler scored 26 points, Will Barton had 25 point and the Denver Nuggets used an extended second-half run to take control in a 123-113 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Nikola Jokic had 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Gary Harris had 13 points for the Nuggets, who have won four of five.

Big moves for Cavs, Lakers, minor ones elsewhere at deadline

Source | 8 days ago.

From Isaiah Thomas to Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, the Cleveland Cavaliers loaded up on big names last summer. None will be there if the Cavaliers get back to the NBA Finals. In what felt like an unprecedented do-over for a contending team, the Cavaliers simply changed the pieces that weren't fitting for new ones on Thursday at the trade deadline.

Nuggets, Suns add guards at trade deadline

Source | 8 days ago.

Both Denver and Phoenix added point guards at the trade deadline Thursday, but where the moves differ is in expectations. The Nuggets made a relatively minor guard tweak, adding veteran Devin Harris in a move designed to solidify their second unit and facilitate their return to the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. The Suns, meanwhile, acquired starter Elfrid Payton from Orlando for one of their four second-round 2018 draft picks, adding a piece that has been missing since Eric Bledsoe tweeted himself off the roster three games into what has become another rebuilding season.

Report: Nuggets would ‘love’ to trade Wilson Chandler

Source | 10 days ago.

Chandler is starting small forward for Denver, and there isn’t much depth behind him. The Nugget (29-25) are tied for sixth in the West – on pace to break a four-year playoff drought, though also holding only a one-game cushion for playoff position. The Nuggets face a luxury-tax crunch next season, whether or not they exercise Nikola Jokic‘s team option.

Harris scores 27 as Nuggets beat Hornets 121-104

Source | 12 days ago.

Michael Malone called Gary Harris one of the best young players in the NBA. The Denver guard then backed up his coach's praise with another strong game. Harris scored an efficient 27 points, Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Nuggets beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-104 on Monday night.

Harris, Nuggets shoot past Hornets

Source | 12 days ago.

Gary Harris scored 27 points and the Denver Nuggets used an array of 3-point shooting to produce a 121-104 victory against the visiting Charlotte Hornets on Monday night at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets ended up 18-for-34 on 3-point attempts, though they went 0-for-3 in the fourth quarter. Denver's Jamal Murray, who made four treys, and Will Barton, who supplied eight assists, both posted 18 points.

Jokic makes go-ahead 3-pointer, Nuggets top Warriors 115-108

Source | 13 days ago.

The Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris combination worked so well that Denver went back to it two days later. Jokic hit a go-ahead 3-pointer off a missed dunk by Harris, and the Nuggets rallied to beat the Golden State Warriors 115-108 on Saturday night. Jokic finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, Will Barton had 25 points and Harris 16 for the Nuggets, who split the four games with Golden State this season.

Nikola Jokic makes go-ahead 3-pointer, Nuggets top Warriors 115-108

Source | 14 days ago.

Nikola Jokic scored 19 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:10 left, and added nine rebounds as the Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors 115-108 on Saturday night. Will Barton had 25 points and Gary Harris 16 for the Nuggets, who split the four games with Golden State this season. Denver rallied from 12 down in the second half to hand the Warriors their second loss in three games.

'Mentally fried' Warriors eye All-Star break respite - Kerr

Source | 14 days ago.

The Golden State Warriors own the best record in the NBA, but coach Steve Kerr says the reigning champions are feeling the effects of the fight to stay at the top. Kerr said after the Warriors' sloppy win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday that his players are "mentally fried". "Our guys are dying to get to the All-Star break," Kerr told reporters.

No discipline for Russell Westbrook for fan shove; fan now banned from games

Source | 15 days ago.

The NBA got this one right. Thursday night the Nuggets won in dramatic fashion, a Gary Harris game-winner at the buzzer. Celebrating after the make, one drunk boisterous Nuggets fan went on to the court and got in Russell Westbrook‘s face as he tried to leave the floor.

Russell Westbrook avoids suspension for shoving fan

Source | 15 days ago.

On Friday, the NBA decided not to discipline Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook for lightly shoving a fan in the immediate aftermath of their demoralizing loss to the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN NBA reporter Royce Young. As Westbrook walked off the floor, a stray fan wandered onto the floor, obstructed his path and screamed in jubilation. A frustrated and bemused Westbrook moved him aside and explained afterwards that he acted out of concern for his own well-being, per ESPN’s Royce Young.

Russell Westbrook on shoving fan: 'You gotta be able to protect the players'

Source | 16 days ago.

The fan, evidently energized by the thrilling conclusion of the game, wandered over to Westbrook got in his face. Westbrook responded by using his left hand to push the fan away, then gestured toward a TNT cameraman as if to wonder how the guy got there in the first place.

Harris hits 3 at buzzer, Nuggets beat Thunder 127-124

Source | 16 days ago.

Gary Harris had just enough time to catch the ball and shoot - and his aim was true. Harris made the winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 25 points to lift the Denver Nuggets to a 127-124 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. Nikola Jokic added his third triple-double of the season with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists, including the inbounds pass to Harris with 1.4 seconds remaining.

Russell Westbrook shoves taunting fan, who was on the court, after loss to Nuggets

Source | 16 days ago.

After the Thunder lost the Nuggets, 127-124, on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Gary Harris, a fan went on the court and began taunting Russell Westbrook who was trying to leave the court. Westbrook pushed the fan out of the way before security guards quickly moved in and hustled the fan away. “You’ve got to be able to protect the players,” Westbrook said.

Russell Westbrook shoves fan after loss at buzzer in Denver

Source | 16 days ago.

The final few minutes of Thursday night’s game between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder were insane. One second of game time after Paul George hit a step-back 3-pointer to tie the score at 124, Gary Harris sent Denver fans hope happy with a dagger at the buzzer. With the Nuggets and their fans celebrating, one of those fans made his way a few steps out onto the court.

Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets 111-110

Source | 18 days ago.

At last, the Boston Celtics found a way to get a win in the closing moments. Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and the struggling Celtics edged the Denver Nuggets 111-110 on Monday night despite blowing a big lead. It was only Boston's second victory in seven games.

Celtics hold on in final moments to edge out Nuggets, 111-110

Source | 19 days ago.

Oh. So. Close.The Boston Celtics squeaked out a 111-110 win over the Denver Nuggets, as Will Barton's desperation heave was short of the rim only to be grabbed in mid-air by a Nuggets play who put it  in after the game clock expired. MORE CELTICS - How

Celtics survive near-dramatic finish against Nuggets

Source | 19 days ago.

Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and the struggling Boston Celtics edged the Denver Nuggets 111-110 on Monday night. Denver had a chance to win in dramatic fashion at the end but Torrey Craig's tip-in of Will Barton's long attempt from 3-point range was too late. Irving finished 11 of 17 from the field to lead the Celtics to just their second win in seven games.

Report: Nuggets first-rounder Tyler Lydon out for rest of season

Source | 20 days ago.

Donovan Mitchell is dazzling for the Jazz, making the Nuggets’ draft-night trade look worse. The Nuggets netted Trey Lyles, who’s quietly having a career year, in the deal. Tyler Lydon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Murray's 38 points lead Nuggets over Trail Blazers 104-101

Source | 26 days ago.

Jamal Murray showed he can be the closer the Denver Nuggets have been looking for all season. The second-year guard scored a career-high 38 points, including a go-ahead three-point play in the final minute, and Denver beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-101 on Monday night. After a solid rookie season, Murray has emerged as a leader this year on a team that lacks a go-to player in the fourth quarter.

Booker scores 30 as Suns knock off Nuggets

Source | 29 days ago.

Phoenix guard Devin Booker scored 30 points and TJ Warren added 25 points in the Suns' 108-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Friday. Reserves Josh Jackson and Isaiah Canaan had 16 points apiece and Canaan made a season-high four 3-pointers for the Suns, who broke a three-game losing streak. Guard Jamal Murray had 30 points and five 3-pointers and guard Gary Harris had 16 points and four 3-pointers for the Nuggets, playing the first game of a five-game homestand.

Three Things to Know: Two game suspension for Ariza, Green, without punch being thrown

Source | 30 days ago.

Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack, so every weekday morning throughout the season we will give you the three things you need to know from the last 24 hours in the NBA. 1) NBA suspends Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green two games for Clippers’ locker room incident. The NBA wanted to send a clear message: Try to enter another team’s locker room and you will pay the price.

Nuggets missing PG Murray for clash vs. Suns

Source | 30 days ago.

Jamal Murray was quietly building an iron-man streak in his first two seasons in the NBA. The Denver point guard played in every one of the 126 games on the Nuggets' schedule since being drafted in 2016. Murray won't be available when Denver hosts the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, further depleting a banged-up Nuggets roster.