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1 year 10 months ago

Parker leads Spurs to 2-0 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway. Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday night. The...

1 year 11 months ago

Internet crimes unit seaches home of Nuggets Birdman

LARKSPUR - Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office searched the home of Denver Nuggets player Chris "Birdman" Andersen Thursday and seized some of his is property. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman said deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit have been looking into Andersen since receiving a...

2 years 2 months ago

Billups leads Clippers past Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - After fans in Denver showed him their appreciation, Chauncey Billups gave them one more reason to miss their native son and rue the day he left. Billups' homecoming couldn't have gone better. He scored a season-high 32 points and drew a crucial foul in the waning seconds...

2 years 2 months ago

Nuggets win fifth straight on the road

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road. Denver led by 23...

2 years 3 months ago

Nuggets suffer rare loss at home

DENVER (AP) - Carl Landry scored 21 points, Chris Kaman added 20 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Denver Nuggets 94-81 on Monday night. Marco Belinelli scored 19 and Jarret Jack had 13 points and nine assists for the Hornets, who lost at home to the Nuggets on Friday....

2 years 3 months ago

Nuggets pound Kings for third straight win

DENVER (AP) - Al Harrington scored 15 points, Rudy Fernandez had 12 points to go with eight assists, and the Denver Nuggets won their third straight by beating the Sacramento Kings 110-83 Wednesday night. Timofey Mozgov and Arron Afflalo added 11 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won their...

2 years 3 months ago

Gallinari leads Nuggets past Bucks

DENVER (AP) - Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-86 on Monday night. Al Harrington added 17 points and Ty Lawson 16 for the Nuggets, who were playing their third game...

2 years 3 months ago

Nuggets waive a pair

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have waived guard Cory Higgins and forward Michael Ruffin. Higgins was an undrafted free agent who played at Colorado and signed with Denver on Dec. 9. His father is former NBA player Rod Higgins, who was once coached by the Nuggets' George Karl when...

2 years 4 months ago

Nuggets sign former Denver prep star

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have signed hometown forward Michael Ruffin, a nine-year NBA pro who most recently played for Portland in 2008-09. Ruffin's signing brings the Nuggets' training camp roster to 16. Ruffin, who attended high school in the Denver area, has averaged 1.7 points and 3.9 rebounds...

2 years 4 months ago

Nuggets sign Nene to a 5-year deal

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have re-signed Nene to a five-year deal, keeping the unrestricted free agent through 2015-16. The Denver Post first reported that the Brazilian center had agreed to the contract that could be worth up to $67 million. Nene had considered leaving Denver for the Nets,...

2 years 4 months ago

NBA releases compacted 66-game schedule

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers will play games on the first three nights of the NBA season, the first of 42 back-to-back-to-back sets teams will face during this lockout-shortened season. The NBA announced the compacted, 66-game schedule on Tuesday night, one that will require every team to...

2 years 4 months ago

Nuggets hope to sign Nene and Afflalo

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets General Manager Masai Ujiri said he will try to re-sign free agents Nene and Arron Afflalo when teams can agree to terms with players starting Dec. 9. Nene opted out of the last season of his contract and is one of the most sought-after players...

2 years 4 months ago

Tentative NBA deal reached

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout. Commissioner David Stern says the two sides have reached a "tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations." He says: "We're optimistic that will all...

2 years 5 months ago

Karl helps in fight against cancer

DENVER (AP) - With no basketball to coach, George Karl is tending to his other passion in life: fighting cancer, a disease he's beaten twice. The Denver Nuggets coach lent his voice Tuesday to the American Cancer Society and Quest Diagnostics, which are teaming up on a nationwide cancer prevention...

2 years 9 months ago

Nuggets trade Felton for Andre Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers acquired guard Raymond Felton from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for veteran guard Andre Miller. Miller's non-guaranteed contract includes a $7.8 million team option by June 30, which made him attractive to the Nuggets. Miller's agent, Andy Miller, confirmed the trade....

2 years 9 months ago

Nuggets pick up option on Lawson

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have offered contracts to restricted free agents Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and Gary Forbes. The team also said Monday that it has exercised the fourth-year option on guard Ty Lawson. The Nuggets didn't release the terms. Afflalo is in his second season with the...

2 years 10 months ago

Shaq Tweets his retirement

BOSTON (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal says on Twitter that he's about to end his 19-year NBA career. The Tweet he sent out today also had a link to a 16-second video. On it, O'Neal indicated he's about to retire and wanted his Twitter community to know it first. The...

2 years 10 months ago

Lakers reportedly hire Brown as head coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person with knowledge of the discussions says the Los Angeles Lakers have reached a deal in principle with former Cleveland coach Mike Brown to succeed Phil Jackson. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Lakers hadn't made...

2 years 11 months ago

Rose becomes NBA's youngest MVP

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) - The NBA has made it official: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the MVP. At 22 Rose officially became the NBA's youngest MVP on Tuesday. He joins Michael Jordan as the only Bulls players to win the award after a spectacular season in which he led...

2 years 11 months ago

Avs, Nuggets licence plates on the way

DENVER-Colorado sports fans will soon have the option of showing their team spirit with Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets specialty license plates. House Bill 1316, sponsored by State Rep. Kevin Priola, creates both the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets license plates. If the bill is adopted, Coloradans could purchase...

2 years 11 months ago

Smith talks about leaving Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith says there is a "strong possibility" he will sign elsewhere after the season. He says maybe Denver is not the right fit for him after five years. Smith and the rest of the Nuggets are trying to stay positive after losing the...

2 years 11 months ago

Burks leaving CU early for the NBA

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Shooting guard Alec Burks is leaving Colorado early for the NBA draft after a record-setting sophomore season with the Buffaloes. Burks said Thursday he plans to hire an agent in the coming days. The NBA draft is June 23. The 6-foot-6 guard ranks third on the...

3 years 1 week ago

Nuggets bounce back in the Big D

DALLAS (AP) - J.R. Smith broke a tie in the final minutes with a layup and immediately followed with a jumper, lifting the Denver Nuggets to a 104-96 victory over the struggling and short-handed Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. Smith scored 23 points, seven after Dallas tied it at 94...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Nuggets solidify playoff position

DENVER (AP) - Ty Lawson scored 20 points, J.R. Smith and Danilo Gallinari had 17 each and the Denver Nuggets beat the surging Sacramento Kings 104-90 on Wednesday night. Al Harrington scored 15 and Nene had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight and...

3 years 1 month ago

Nuggets bomb Hornets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ty Lawson scored 23 points and the Denver Nuggets combined for 17 3-pointers in a 114-103 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night. Raymond Felton added 22 points, hitting six 3s for Denver, while J.R. Smith hit five 3s and finished with 18 points....

3 years 1 month ago

Nuggets end long drought in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) - Nene scored 22 points in 26 minutes and the Denver Nuggets won in Phoenix for the first time in 13 tries with a 116-97 rout of the mistake-prone, cold-shooting Suns on Thursday night. Coach George Karl ended an even longer drought in the desert. The Nuggets coach...

3 years 1 month ago

Nuggets now 5-1 since Carmelo trade

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Aaron Afflalo shook off a sore ankle to score 19 points, including a 3-pointer with 11.4 seconds to play, and the Denver Nuggets held off the Utah Jazz 103-101 Thursday night. Ty Lawson scored 22 points, and Nene and Chris Andersen each added 13 to...

3 years 1 month ago

Gallinari to sit out Knicks game

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will sit out Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks because of a sprained left big toe. Gallinari stubbed his toe late in a loss to Portland on Friday night and Nuggets coach George Karl said the digit remains tender. Gallinari scored 30 points...

3 years 1 month ago

Nuggets fall in OT at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Brandon Roy hit the tying 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left in regulation, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 107-106 in overtime on Friday night. Roy added 18 points in just his second game since...

3 years 1 month ago

Carmelo and Chauncey make NY debut

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 10 rebounds, hitting a pair of clutch buckets down the stretch as the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 on Wednesday night in his Knicks debut. Anthony made only 10 of 25 shots but was at his best...

3 years 1 month ago

Carmelo to Nets rumors cooling off

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has no plans to meet with Carmelo Anthony during the All Star weekend in Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for the Russian billionaire released an update Saturday saying that Prokhorov has not met with Anthony and has no plans to meet...

3 years 2 months ago

Nuggets beat Mavs at the buzzer

DENVER (AP) - Arron Afflalo hit a 19-footer at the buzzer and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-120 on Thursday, ending the Mavericks' 10-game win streak. Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points and Chauncey Billups had 30 for Denver, which overcame a nine-point deficit in the last 2:51 to...

3 years 2 months ago

Warriors edge short-handed Nuggets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 37 points, Dorell Wright had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 116-114 on Wednesday night. David Lee had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Wright added eight assists and the Warriors closed out their longest...

3 years 2 months ago

Billups is day-to-day

DENVER (AP) - An MRI on Denver Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups' strained left knee revealed no serious damage Monday and he's listed as day-to-day. Billups was injured early in the first half of Denver's game against Houston on Monday night and he didn't return to the court. He said...

3 years 2 months ago

Carmelo scores 50 but Nuggets still lose

DENVER (AP) - Kevin Martin scored 37 points and the Houston Rockets took advantage of Nene's absence and Chauncey Billups' early exit to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-103 Monday night despite Carmelo Anthony's 50-point effort that tied his career high. Martin, who had just eight points in his previous trip...

3 years 2 months ago

Nuggets snap two-game losing streak

DENVER (AP) - Nene had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups scored 20 points each and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 109-90 on Wednesday night. Wesley Matthews had 19 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and nine rebounds for Portland. The injury-riddled...

3 years 2 months ago

Karl thinks Anthony may not get traded

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - George Karl says he still believes he might be coaching Carmelo Anthony all season. Karl says he is prepared for anything, but has felt since before the season started that the chance of Anthony staying with the Denver Nuggets was greater than many believe. If that...

3 years 2 months ago

Anthony leads Nuggets past Pacers, 121-107

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony gave the home crowd nothing to boo about Sunday night, scoring 36 points in the Denver Nuggets' 121-107 victory over the Indiana Pacers, who lost their fifth straight. Anthony had been subjected to jeers by the home crowd as trade talk intensified last week, but...

3 years 2 months ago

Carmelo is not talking

DENVER (AP) - His meeting with the Nets' owner canceled, Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is not talking. Anthony left practice Thursday without speaking to reporters a day after New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov called off negotiations with the Nuggets and canceled a trip to Denver to meet the...

3 years 2 months ago

Carmelo leads Nuggets past Thunder

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony's 35 points helped the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 Wednesday night, hours after New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced he would no longer pursue the All-Star forward in a mega-deal that had been the buzz of the NBA for weeks. Chauncey...

3 years 2 months ago

Nets call off Carmelo trade talks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has told the team to end discussions on the Carmelo Anthony deal. In a news conference before Wednesday night's game against Utah, Prokhorov said he decided on Tuesday to stop pursuit of the Nuggets all-star forward, unhappy with how things...

3 years 3 months ago

Red-hot Nuggets may be in for a change

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets are rolling after two straight routs, finally clicking on the court the way that Nuggets coach George Karl has always envisioned. And now his team just might be on the verge of being dismantled. No matter how well the Nuggets are performing, how much...

3 years 3 months ago

Nuggets blow out Heat team missing LeBron

DENVER (AP) - Reserve J.R. Smith scored 28 points and Carmelo Anthony added 21, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 130-102 win over a Miami Heat team missing LeBron James on Thursday night. Nene contributed 17 points and Chauncey Billups had 13 assists as the Nuggets routed a second straight...

3 years 3 months ago

Nuggets lose "the Bird" for a week

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets say Chris "Birdman" Andersen will miss a week to rest a sore right knee and an ailing lower back. Andersen played limited minutes in a blowout win over Phoenix on Tuesday night after sitting out the game before to rest his right knee. He...

3 years 3 months ago

Karl remains hopeful Melo stays in Denver

DENVER (AP) - George Karl caught a glimpse of New Jersey rookie Derrick Favors' game on television while holding out hope the viewing was nothing more than an exercise in futility. Despite all the rumors and reports, the Denver Nuggets coach remains optimistic that Carmelo Anthony will stick around beyond...

3 years 3 months ago

Nuggets lose second straight in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 27 points and a season-high 12 assists to help the Sacramento Kings rout the Denver Nuggets 122-102 on Thursday night. The Kings scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to build a 21-point lead in their highest-scoring game of the season....

3 years 3 months ago

Clippers end Nuggets winning streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eric Gordon scored 28 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the Los Angeles Clippers snap the Denver Nuggets' four-game winning streak with a 106-93 victory Wednesday night. Blake Griffin had 22 points and 18 rebounds to tie a franchise record with his 22nd consecutive double-double, while...

3 years 3 months ago

Nuggets win fourth straight!

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and the Denver Nuggets pulled ahead late in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 113-106 Monday night for their fourth consecutive win. Anthony had 11 rebounds and made 13 of 14 free throws to help the Nuggets fend off the...

3 years 3 months ago

Carmelo returns to Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony rejoined the Denver Nuggets for practice Friday, his first work with the team since the death of his sister. Anthony missed five games and is expected to play Saturday when the Nuggets host the Sacramento Kings. He says it feels good to...

3 years 3 months ago

Spurs beat Nuggets for 10th straight win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili and Gary Neal scored 22 points apiece, and the San Antonio Spurs won their 10th in a row, 109-103 over the Denver Nuggets, who were without All-Star Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday night because of death in his family. The Spurs reached their second double-digit...

3 years 3 months ago

Persistent Nuggets continue to play well

DENVER (AP) - All anyone wants to talk about is where Carmelo Anthony may land next. All that chatter, though, has obscured and overshadowed the steady play of the team he's on. By piecing different parts together, the Denver Nuggets have weathered a wave of injuries and are off to...

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