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  • Trail Blazers beat Nuggets, move closer to division title

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers are beginning to regain their health, and the results are showing as they inch closer to their first division title in six years. LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Portland beat the Denver Nuggets 120-114 on Saturday night for its third consecutive victory. The Blazers increased...

  • Ramsey: Nuggets should hire John Calipari, basketball's ultimate desperado

    The Nuggets should hire John Calipari. The franchise must, finally, dream big and pursue basketball's ultimate desperado. A Calipari move from Kentucky to The Front Range is the fastest way to catapult the Nuggets from boring to thrilling. I realize you're reading along and asking an obvious question: How could Calipari, the emperor of...

  • Covington scores 25 points, 76ers beat Nuggets

    DENVER — Rookie Robert Covington tied a career high with 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 99-85 on Wednesday night. Nerlens Noel had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the 76ers, who swept the season series from the Nuggets. Ty Lawson scored 19 points and Wilson Chandler had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets....

  • Klee: International scouting not a foreign idea to Denver Nuggets

    DENVER — The Nuggets held practice Tuesday, and a Rosetta Stone commercial broke out. Joffrey Lauvergne, a rookie forward, celebrated a swished 3 with a French superlative. Patrick Mutombo, an assistant, confirmed he speaks seven languages. Jusuf Nurkic claims he can't get into American music, particularly Taylor Swift, and, 71 games into his...

  • Gallinari scores 40, Nuggets beat Magic 119-100

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 40 points and former Magic guard Jameer Nelson came off the bench to ignite a big rally Sunday night, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 119-100 victory over Orlando. Gallinari made 12 of 21 shots, including six 3-pointers, for the Nuggets, who broke a three-game losing streak. Nelson...

  • Heat stay hot at home, pull away from Nuggets

    MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, Goran Dragic added 18 and the Miami Heat clamped down in the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-91 on Friday night. Luol Deng scored 15, Hassan Whiteside added 14 and Mario Chalmers had 10 for Miami, which won its third straight game — its longest such streak since starting the season 3-0....

  • Harden's career-best 50 leads Rockets over Nuggets

    HOUSTON — James Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Harden eclipsed his previous career-best of 46, set in 2013, on a free throw with about a minute remaining. On Houston's next possession, Trevor Ariza found him in the corner and he...

  • Randolph has 21 points, 16 rebounds, Grizzlies beat Nuggets

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tony Allen factor is hard to ignore when the Memphis Grizzlies are turning back opponents' rallies. Allen's energy along with a double-double from Zach Randolph helped the Grizzlies pull away from the Denver Nuggets for a 92-81 victory on Monday night. Randolph finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds, while Allen and...

  • Klee blog: How the Denver Nuggets got it backwards (again)

    Boy, would I love to write something positive about the leadership of the Denver Nuggets. Except that it won't allow me. Here's the latest head-shaker from Pepsi Center: Nuggets ownership disrespected their fans not once, but twice. The first example was documented in this column, published on the day the Nuggets fired a coach for losing,...

  • Barton leads Nuggets to 118-111 win over Pelicans in 2 OTs

    NEW ORLEANS — Will Barton scored 25 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in the first overtime, and the undermanned Denver Nuggets won their fourth straight, 118-111 over the New Orleans Pelicans in double overtime Sunday night. Kenneth Faried had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. Danilo Gallinari added 17 points, including a 3 that...

  • Nuggets rally for 114-103 win over short-handed Warriors

    DENVER — Stephen Curry did a little dancing during timeouts. A little cheering, too. The cameras even caught him designing a play on a marker board. About the only thing Curry didn't do was attempt a jumper, which was just fine with the Denver Nuggets. Kenneth Faried had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Randy Foye hit three crucial 3-pointers...

  • Nuggets beat Eastern Conference-leading Hawks

    DENVER — Danilo Gallinari had 23 points, Will Barton added 16 and the Denver Nuggets beat Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta 115-102 on Wednesday night for their eighth straight home win over the Hawks. By the end of the third quarter, Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer had seen enough and inserted his bench players, who went on a 24-1 run midway...

  • Harden scores 28, Rockets beat Nuggets

    DENVER — James Harden scored 28 points, Corey Brewer had 24 and the Houston Rockets snapped a three-game road losing streak by beating the Denver Nuggets 114-100 on Saturday night Trevor Ariza had 19 points and Donatas Motiejunas added 18 for the Rockets, who began a key four-game road trip with their second straight win in Denver after...

  • Leonard and Parker lead Spurs past Nuggets

    SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and Tony Parker added 24 as the San Antonio Spurs survived a wild offensive pace to beat the Denver Nuggets 120-111 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Tim Duncan added 15 points for San Antonio, which has won 11 of its past 12 home games. The Spurs remain in seventh place in the...

  • Nuggets win 2nd straight under interim coach Melvin Hunt

    MINNEAPOLIS — Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian Shaw, 100-85 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Will Barton scored 17 points off the bench and the Nuggets outscored Minnesota 52-28 in the paint to make interim coach Melvin Hunt 2-0 since...

  • Klee: Denver Nuggets firing Brian Shaw was right choice at wrong time

    DENVER - Kenneth Faried slipped in and out of the locker room like a 6-foot-8 ghost. But first - at a cost of $50 million over four seasons - Faried offered his expert opinion, directed at a gang of media scurrying through the locker room to take the Nuggets' temperature after Brian Shaw was fired Tuesday morning. "That's (explicit) up!"...

  • Gallinari helps Nuggets beat Bucks hours after Shaw's firing

    DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 26 points, Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Denver beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-95 on Tuesday night, hours after Brian Shaw was fired as Nuggets coach. Guard Ty Lawson had 16 points and 10 assists for Denver, which ended a six-game losing streak and won at home for the first time...

  • Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw

    DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday: "You won't find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I've ever been around. Unfortunately things didn't go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a...

  • Klee: Nuggets must stick to proven recipe after Shaw firing

    DENVER — The Nuggets came down with an angry case of food poisoning, and they blamed the waitress. Brian Shaw's tip arrived in the form of a pink slip. To be fair, the Sesame chicken was cold, and Shaw spilled Tsingtao all over the table. But isn't the chef who prepared the spoiled meal more at fault than the person who delivered it? Josh...

  • Ramsey blog: Can Nuggets find a way to dump Josh Kroenke?

    The Nuggets liberated Brian Shaw today in much the same way the Rockies recently liberated general manager Dan O'Dowd. Both men have arrived at better, saner destinations in their lives. Nuggets fans remain in a bad destination, largely because Josh Kroenke is running the franchise. Josh, as you probably know, enjoys the strongest kind of...

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