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  • Klee: Enough treading water - it's time for Denver Nuggets' next plan

    DENVER — Dwight Howard wrestles his impossibly long torso into a folding chair fit for an elf. Then he tours down memory lane, recalling his days as a free agent. Would it be Los Angeles? Dallas? The all-NBA center eventually settled on Houston. For much of his time as the most coveted free agent on the market, Howard was right here in...

  • Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Nuggets in OT

    DENVER — James Harden scored 41 points, including eight in overtime, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 115-111 on Wednesday night after Arron Afflalo tied the game on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation. Patrick Beverley sealed Houston's seventh win in eight games by hitting four straight free throws in the final...

  • Spurs bounce back for win over Nuggets

    DENVER — Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the San Antonio beat the banged-up Denver Nuggets 99-91 on Sunday night. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili added 15 points apiece for the Spurs, who bounced back from Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers despite the absence of Tony Parker, who was out with an injured hamstring. Arron Afflalo had a...

  • Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Nuggets

    HOUSTON — Dwight Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds in his return from injury, James Harden had a triple-double, and the Houston Rockets overcame an early deficit for a 108-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. Howard, who missed the previous 11 games with a strained right knee, also reached a milestone, eclipsing 10,000...

  • Blog: Dark days at Pepsi Center

    Last one to leave Pepsi Center, please flip the lights. These are dark days at The Can. The Nuggets are 9-12, the Avalanche 9-13-6. Neither is going to the playoffs without a ticket. We'll have more on this subject in Thursday's Gazette. But for now, the cold reality. It's been two decades since Pepsi Center (or McNichols Arena, R.I.P.)...

  • Hawks make big, early lead hold up against Denver

    ATLANTA — Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Kyle Korver added 15 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their sixth straight game with a 96-84 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Wilson Chandler finished with a season-high 29 points and Timofey Mozgov had 14 points for the Nuggets. Chandler and Mozgov combined for 21 rebounds. Denver began...

  • Wizards see double in easy win over Nuggets

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards are off to their best start in 40 years. Their 13-5 record has particularly impressed Paul Pierce, who was with 11 playoff teams and one that won the NBA championship. "You see a lot of similarities to teams that have made long playoff runs and teams that made it to the Finals," Pierce said. Pierce played...

  • Afflalo scores 22, Denver beats Phoenix

    DENVER — Arron Afflalo led seven Nuggets in double figures with 22 points, and Denver won its fourth straight at home by beating the Phoenix Suns 122-97 on Friday night. Timofey Mozgov added 13 points as the Nuggets snapped a five-game losing streak to the Suns, who took the first of their home-and-home series on Wednesday after sweeping four...

  • Green scores 24, Suns beat Nuggets

    PHOENIX — Gerald Green scored 24 points and Eric Bledsoe had 20, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 120-112 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Green made 6 of 11 3-pointers, four in the second half when he scored 16 points, and the Suns won for the fifth time in six games. Goran Dragic added 20 points for Phoenix, which ended Denver's...

  • 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...

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