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  • Klee blog: Come back to the Nuggets, Scott Brooks! (Actually, don't)

    The Nuggets fan in me shouts, "Cruise on back to Colorado, Scott Brooks! Weather's great! Fishing's even better!" The humanitarian in me hollers, "Orlando is that way, Coach." Brooks is available now. The Thunder fired him. And if ever there was top-notch fit for a Nuggets program that is seven shades of a mess, it's Brooks. He...

  • Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 13-20)

    What happened in Denver sports last week? Here's the rundown of my columns (and a cap doff to Mr.

  • Klee blog: Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt: Classy to the end (or beginning?)

    DENVER — The Melvin Hunt era might be over, or it might be just beginning. Either way, the end of the Denver Nuggets' bizarre, winding season seems a proper time to acknowledge the man. Make no mistake — Melvin Hunt is the man. I don’t know if Hunt, the 45-year-old NBA veteran who coached the final 23 games with an interim label, class,...

  • Nuggets vow to speed up tempo next season

      DENVER — The job requirement for the next head coach of the Denver Nuggets is pretty simple and straightforward: Must let the team play at an uptempo pace. You know, the way George Karl used to do when the Nuggets perennially made the postseason before he was fired. That's a winning brand of basketball in the Mile High City —...

  • Warriors wrap up regular season with win over Denver

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored 25 points before resting in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the best the regular season in franchise history with a 133-126 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Starters on both sides rested most of the game, with the Warriors tuning up for the playoffs and the...

  • Clippers eke out 6th straight win, 110-103 over Nuggets

    LOS ANGELES • Blake Griffin scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had a double-double and the Clippers eked out a 110-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, moving Los Angeles into a three-way tie with San Antonio and Houston for the No. 2 playoff seed in the West. Jordan had 20 points and 21 rebounds — making a pair of clutch free...

  • Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 5-12)

    Every Sunday night, I'll recap the week in Denver sports on this blog — with a collection of my columns and blogs from the week that was. Time flies. Hopefully this weekly overview allows for some handy, one-stop shopping for news: Rockies: The positives(!) for the 2015 season Broncos: Aqib Talib is failing the Broncos, and you...

  • Faried scores 30 points, Nuggets beat George Karl's Kings 122-111

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 30 points and the Denver Nuggets spoiled coach George Karl's return to Denver, beating the Sacramento Kings 122-111 on Sunday. Wilson Chandler had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Nuggets in their home finale. At 19-22, Denver had a losing record at Pepsi Center for the first time since 2002-03....

  • Klee: George Karl returns for 'emotional' game against Denver Nuggets

    DENVER — His tear ducts never had a chance. Oh, George Karl tried to fight off the emotions of returning to Colorado as a visiting coach. But at the tail end of a lonely conversation inside Denver Athletic Club, emotions eventually won, and Karl cried. "I'm sure I'll get some cheers, and I'm sure I'll get some boos. It's emotional. I can't...

  • Danilo Gallinari's 47 points not enough for Nuggets in 2OTs

    DENVER — Raymond Felton hit a layup with 1.5 seconds remaining in double overtime, then blocked a last-second shot to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets 144-143 on Friday night. Felton drove past Randy Foye and banked in a shot high off the glass. He then got a piece of Kenneth Faried's jumper at the buzzer, causing the ball to...

  • Kenneth Faried leads Nuggets past Lakers

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 29 points and had 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari added 27 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-101 on Wednesday night. Ty Lawson had 16 points for the Nuggets in the matchup of teams headed for the lottery for the second straight year. Denver has the seventh worst record in...

  • Klee blog: See, college basketball, it's OK to score

    See, college basketball, it's OK to score.  Five of the eight teams in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament were significantly better on offense than on defense (Notre Dame, Gonzaga, Wisconsin, Duke, Michigan State). The teams playing in Monday's national title game are driven by their offense (Duke, Wisconsin). In...

  • Redick scores 24 as Clippers beat Nuggets

    DENVER — J.J. Redick scored 24 points, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 107-92 on Saturday night. Chris Paul had 23 points and nine assists for the Clippers, who moved a half-game ahead of San Antonio for the fifth seed in the Western Conference with their ninth win in 10 games....

  • Jazz roll Nuggets after sluggish start

      SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had two blocks as the Utah Jazz cruised past the Denver Nuggets 98-84 on Wednesday night. Gobert was coming off his 22nd double-double of the season Monday. There wasn't much on the line with both teams out of the playoff race, but Jazz coach Quin...

  • 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....

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