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  • Klee: For Nuggets to get going, Kenneth Faried must get going

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried talks a big game. He plays to the crowd, saying the right things, or at least the things the crowd wants to hear. Here, check out what he said Sept. 29, before this Nuggets season got underway: "I'm one of those players you can stick in anywhere and I'm going to produce. It doesn't matter who it is or who it's...

  • Chandler, Nuggets hold off Thunder for win

    DENVER — Wilson Chandler had 21 points, including a key 3-pointer late in the game, and Timofey Mozgov finished with a season-high 17 to lift the Denver Nuggets over the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 Wednesday night. Ty Lawson added 15 points and 15 assists for the Nuggets, who returned home following a 2-1 trip that included a win over...

  • Former Nuggets Anthony and Smith help Knicks snap 7-game skid

    NEW YORK — One strong defensive quarter helped the New York Knicks end a seven-game skid. New York held Denver to just one basket in the second quarter en route to a 109-93 victory over the Nuggets on Sunday. The Nuggets missed their first 15 shots of the period before Ty Lawson's layup at the buzzer ended the nearly 13-minute...

  • Balanced Nuggets rout Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS — Ty Lawson had 11 points and 10 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers 108-87 on Friday night for their first road win of the season. Denver had seven players score in double figures in just its second victory of the season. Aaron Afflalo scored 10 of his 17 points in the first half, and rookie Gary Harris and...

  • Lillard leads Blazers to rout of Nuggets

    DENVER — Damian Lillard had 27 points and a season-high nine assists as the Portland Trail Blazers used a big first half to rout the Denver Nuggets 130-113 on Wednesday night. The Blazers scored 84 points in the first half, one basket away from matching the team record for a half (86) set against Golden State on Jan. 5, 1986. Portland showed...

  • Klee: Before Nuggets start winning, they should start caring

    DENVER — The Nuggets stink, and most of them don't seem to give a flip. Too many of them are here as hired mercenaries on short contracts, brought in to bridge the gap between George Karl and The Big Trade that always looms just around the bend. Too many others got their big contract, so, by the way, when is payday again? It is sad. It is sad...

  • Aldridge has 28 and Blazers beat Nuggets

    PORTLAND, Ore. — With the Trail Blazers off to a 4-3 start, LaMarcus Aldridge was asked to offer his early assessment of the team. "We're growing," he said. Aldridge scored 28 points and had nine rebounds in the Trail Blazers' 116-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. The Blazers, winners of three of their last four games,...

  • Nuggets F Darrell Arthur suspended 1 game

    NEW YORK — Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur has been suspended one game without pay for shoving Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters in the back as he went up for a layup. NBA President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn made the announcement in a news release Saturday night. The play occurred Friday night with 4.4 seconds remaining...

  • Kings beat Nuggets for 4th straight win

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins likes the way the Kings are clicking on offense. It's the defense, though, that really has Sacramento's big man smiling — even if there have been a few breakdowns along the way. Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 131-109 Wednesday night to...

  • Short-handed Thunder beat Nuggets

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Perry Jones isn't Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook, though he's been close enough lately. The 6-foot-11 forward scored 23 points and hit a clutch 3-pointer to help the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 102-91 on Saturday night for their first victory of the season. The Thunder, already without...

  • Nuggets open season with win over Pistons

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets opened the season Wednesday night with an 89-79 win over Detroit, spoiling the debut of Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Arron Afflalo, in his second tour with Denver after being acquired in an offseason trade with Orlando, had 15 points. Timofey Mozgov added 13...

  • Klee: As Nuggets open season, Jusuf Nurkic deserves an introduction

    DENVER — Jusuf Nurkic is learning, quickly and surely, how it works over here. Taylor Swift is not Balkan music, and "I cannot dance to American music," said the Nuggets' rookie center. The NBA is played at light speed compared to the European division where he last played. "So much fast," as Nurkic put it. One other thing, and this is...

  • Blog: Klee's NBA predictions for 2014-15

    Cleveland won over LeBron James. But will the Cavaliers finally win an NBA championship?  Yes. That, and more, in our NBA predictions for the 2014-15 season: NBA Finals: Spurs vs. Cavaliers Champion: Cavaliers MVP: LeBron James COY: Dave Joerger, Grizzlies ROY: Jabari Parker, Bucks DPOY: Marc Gasol, Grizzlies Most Improved:...

  • Thompson scores 35 points, Warriors beat Nuggets

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson is ready for the regular season. Thompson scored 35 points in nearly 36 minutes to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 119-112 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams. "Our offense is going good and tonight is a good indication of what we can do," Thompson said. "After eight...

  • Faried helps Nuggets beat Clippers

    LAS VEGAS — Kenneth Faried had 19 and seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason game Saturday night. Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Randy Foye had 14 points and five assists, and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points for Denver (2-4). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Jamal...

  • Warriors beat Nuggets in preseason game

    DES MOINES, Iowa — James Michael McAdoo scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors rallied to beat the Nuggets 104-101 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Golden State's Klay Thompson added 18 points in the first NBA exhibition game in Des Moines since 1997. The Nuggets led by 13 heading into the...

  • Suns beat Nuggets; Gallinari has 17 in return

    PHOENIX — Goran Dragic and Markieff Morris each scored 12 points to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Denver Nuggets, 97-89 in preseason action Friday night. Gerald Green added 10 points, and Ty Warren and Anthony Tolliver each had 10 for the Suns. Danilo Gallinari scored 17 points off the bench for the Nuggets in his first appearance since...

  • Mozgov scores 20 in Denver's win over Thunder

    DENVER — Timofey Mozgov scored 20 points, Ty Lawson had 12 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-101 in an exhibition game on Wednesday night. Mozgov made all eight of his shots from the field. He added eight rebounds and three blocks, including a first-quarter stuff of Kevin Durant that momentarily left the Thunder star...

  • AP source: Nuggets, Faried agree to extension

    DENVER — A person familiar with the negotiations says Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the team has yet to announce the deal. Denver had until Oct. 31 to negotiate a new contract for...

  • Blog: Underrated former Nugget Carmelo Anthony speaks the truth

    It happens once in a while, a refreshing brush with honesty from a pro athlete, a man or woman who simply speaks the truth. So thanks, Carmelo Anthony. And you are 100-percent correct. "I think I'm the most underrated superstar that's out there, but that doesn't matter to me," Anthony said in an interview with ESPN's Chris Broussard in this...

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