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3 months 3 weeks ago

Nuggets select Nikola Jokic with 41st pick

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have taken Serbian forward Nikola Jokic (Knee-coe-lah yo-kitch) with the 41st pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. It's the second international player the Nuggets have selected. They took Bosnia center Jusuf Nurkic (you-SOOF noor-KITCH) with the 16th pick. The 6-foot-10 Jokic played...

3 months 4 weeks ago

Arthur, Robinson exercise player options

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur and point guard Nate Robinson have exercised their contract options for the upcoming season. Denver general manager Tim Connelly announced the news Monday. Arthur averaged nearly six points a game for Denver last season and knocked down a career-high 24 3-pointers. The Nuggets...

6 months 3 weeks ago

Hickson has surgery to fix torn ACL

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets say forward J.J. Hickson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee on Tuesday. Hickson hurt his ACL early in the fourth quarter of Denver's loss at Dallas last Friday, when he went down along the baseline. This has been an...

9 months 1 week ago

Foye's 23 points leads Nuggets past Celtics

DENVER (AP) - Randy Foye scored a season-high 23 points, connecting on seven 3-pointers, and the Denver Nuggets routed the Boston Celtics 129-98 on Tuesday night for their third straight win after an eight-game losing streak. Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Ty Lawson added 19 points...

10 months 1 week ago

Nuggets' Faried blocks, dunks Wizards, 75-74

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, Nate Robinson added 16, and Kenneth Faried had a key block and transition dunk with 33 seconds left to lift the Denver Nuggets to 75-74 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Washington had three possessions after Faried put Denver ahead,...

10 months 2 weeks ago

Irving, Cavaliers snap Nuggets' win streak 98-88

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for the Cavaliers, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Nuggets...

11 months 3 weeks ago

Suns rally past Nuggets for 98-79 win

DENVER (AP) - Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and the Phoenix Suns pulled away to beat the Denver Nuggets 98-79 in a preseason game Wednesday night. Gerald Green added 19 points and Markieff Morris 12 for the Suns, who wrapped up exhibition play with...

1 year 2 months ago

Nuggets guard Lawson free on bond after arrest

DENVER (AP) - Court records show Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson has been arrested on suspicion of charges including harassment. KUSA-TV in Denver reports that according to Arapahoe County sheriff's officials, Lawson and his girlfriend each face charges after a fight Saturday night. The Denver Post reports Lawson was arraigned...

1 year 3 months ago

Nuggets name Karnisovas assistant GM

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have hired Arturas Karnisovas to serve as assistant general manager. Karnisovas will help new general manager Tim Connelly and team president Josh Kroenke with day-to-day operations related to scouting and player personnel matters. Karnisovas, 42, spent the last five years with the Houston Rockets,...

1 year 3 months ago

Nuggets sign big man Hickson

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets bolstered their frontcourt Thursday by signing free agent forward J.J. Hickson to a three-year deal. The 24-year-old bruiser is coming off his best season last year in Portland when he averaged 12.7 points and a career-high 10.4 rebounds. He joined Dwight Howard as the...

1 year 3 months ago

Nuggets name Brian Shaw as head coach

DENVER (AP) - A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets. The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn't been...

1 year 4 months ago

Kroenke mum on Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets president Josh Kroenke didn't want to spoil the day of new Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, so he deflected any talk about the situation involving his general manager. The Nuggets allowed Masai Ujiri, the NBA's Executive of the Year, to meet with the Toronto Raptors about...

1 year 5 months ago

Warriors' Mark Jackson Fined

NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 - Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has been fined $25,000 for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations. Jackson made his comments postgame following the...

1 year 5 months ago

Faried leads Nuggets past Warriors 107-100

DENVER (AP) - Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets slowed down Golden State's guards, jumpstarted their transition game and got under Andrew Bogut's skin in...

1 year 5 months ago

Nuggets down to their final chance

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets left behind a hole in the wall just inside the visiting locker room at Oracle Arena, courtesy of frustrated forward Kenneth Faried's size 16 sneaker. Escaping the hole they're in against the Golden State Warriors won't be so easy. The sixth-seeded Warriors have won...

1 year 6 months ago

Nuggets out to curtail Stephen Curry

DENVER (AP) - Curbing Stephen Curry and his three-point prowess is job No. 1 for the Denver Nuggets. Curry leads the Golden State Warriors into the Pepsi Center on Saturday for the opener of a first-round playoff series that pits two teams that love to run up and down the...

1 year 6 months ago

Gallinari out for season with torn ACL

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets will be without versatile forward Danilo Gallinari for the rest of the season after tests Friday showed he tore his left ACL against Dallas the previous night. The team said Gallinari will have season-ending surgery soon and "a prognosis for a full recovery is...

1 year 6 months ago

Nuggets lose Gallinari but beat Mavs 95-94

DENVER (AP) - Corey Brewer scored 23 points and got a hand on Anthony Morrow's last-second shot to preserve the Denver Nuggets' 19th straight home win, 95-94 over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. Andre Iguodala's layup with 2.8 seconds put Denver ahead in a game that Dallas dominated. The...

1 year 6 months ago

Hornets snap Nuggets' 15-game win streak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Anderson scored 23 points, Brian Roberts doubled his career high with 18 assists and the short-handed New Orleans Hornets beat Denver 110-86 on Monday night, ending the Nuggets' 15-game win streak. New Orleans, playing without its starting backcourt of Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez, won...

1 year 6 months ago

Nuggets win 14th straight, 101-100 over 76ers

DENVER (AP) - Corey Brewer sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets stretched their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 thriller over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Anthony Randolph blocked Damien Wilkins' desperation jumper at the buzzer to secure Denver's 16th...

1 year 7 months ago

Lawson's 24 points lead Nuggets, 120-113

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Ty Lawson had 24 points and Danilo Gallinari added 23 for the Denver Nuggets as they won their sixth straight game, defeating the Sacramento Kings 120-113 on Tuesday night. The deep and talented Nuggets used a 36-point third quarter to build a lead against the Kings...

1 year 8 months ago

Johnson and Nets beat Nuggets 119-108

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and the Brooklyn Nets avoided another second-half meltdown with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. All-Star center Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds and...

1 year 8 months ago

Raptors edge Nuggets 109-108

TORONTO (AP) - Rudy Gay hit a pull-up jump shot with less than five seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 109-108 on Tuesday. DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, Gay had 17 and John Lucas scored 12 of his 14 points in the final quarter as...

1 year 8 months ago

Lawson, Chandler lead Nuggets past Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) - Ty Lawson scored 21 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and the Denver Nuggets pulled away in the third quarter of a 105-95 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Danilo Gallinari sank three 3-pointers and scored 18 points for the Nuggets, who converted 28 points...

1 year 9 months ago

Thunder snap Nuggets' win streak, 117-97

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver's six-game winning streak by beating the Nuggets 117-97 on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant added 20 points and tied his career high with five steals as NBA-best Oklahoma City led wire-to-wire...

1 year 9 months ago

Chandler lifts Nuggets over Blazers 115-111 in OT

DENVER (AP) - Wilson Chandler hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds remaining in overtime and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-111 Tuesday night for their season-best sixth consecutive victory. Danilo Gallinari added 25 points, including a key 3-pointer in the extra period. Ty Lawson had 24...

1 year 9 months ago

Nuggets rally past Magic 108-105

DENVER (AP) - Kenneth Faried scored 19 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets rally for a 108-105 win over the slumping Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Ty Lawson also finished with 19 points, including a three-point play with 1:27 remaining that gave the Nuggets the lead...

1 year 10 months ago

Nuggets beat New Orleans 102-84

DENVER (AP) - Andre Iguodala scored 23 points, Kenneth Faried had his eighth double-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat the struggling New Orleans Hornets 102-84 on Sunday night. Iguodala was coming off a 29-point effort against Golden State. Faried had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Denver,...

2 years 5 months ago

Lakers aiming to close out Nuggets quickly

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Although Kobe Bryant's late-game effectiveness has been debated and dissected over the past 16 years, he seems to love it whenever he doesn't have to take the Los Angeles Lakers' last shot. That generally means the Lakers are taking care of business by themselves. After...

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