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A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia.
Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is headed to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated four-team trade that was approved by the NBA late Wednesday night.
Jamal Murray scored seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Denver Nuggets beat Phoenix 108-107 on Friday night after the Suns’ Ricky Rubio tied it in regulation as he was fouled on a half-court shot.
The Denver Nuggets and point guard Jamal Murray have signed a five-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The sides agreed to the $170 million maximum deal last month. Murray is coming off the best season of his three-year career and helped Denver reach the second round of the playoffs for the first time in a decade.
The acquisition of forward Jerami Grant in a deal with Oklahoma City was the only change the Denver Nuggets have made so far in the offseason. It could be just the move they needed to keep pace with the rest of the Western Conference.
Denver president of basketball operations Tim Connelly decided to stay with the Nuggets instead of possibly bolting for Washington. He got his start with the Wizards but he wants to finish his work in Denver. The Nuggets are coming off a 54-win season in which they earned the No. 2 seed in the West before losing to Portland in Game 7 of the second round.
CJ McCollum scored 37 points in leading the Portland Trail Blazers into the Western Conference Finals with a 100-96 victory at Denver in Game 7 of their hard-fought series. The Blazers reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000. They’ll face the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, beginning Tuesday night.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone was shaken Tuesday by a school shooting close to his home that claimed a life and left several students wounded. The shooting, minutes from Malone’s home and about 14 miles from the Pepsi Center, left Malone coaching with a heavy heart in Game 5 of Denver’s playoff series with Portland.
CJ McCollum picks up for a cold-shooting Damian Lillard and scores 20 points in Portland’s 97-90 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets missed 23 of 29 3-pointers but trimmed a 17-point deficit to five points in the closing minute. The series shifts to Portland for Game 3 Friday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome Nikola Jokic’s 43 points and beat the Denver Nuggets 120-103, forcing a Game 7 of the opening round series. Jokic had 27 points in the second half to post the third highest point total this postseason behind the 50 by Portland’s Damian Lillard and the 45 by Golden State’s Kevin Durant.
The Denver Nuggets are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012-13. They’re not just sneaking into the postseason party, either. They’re the No. 2 seed behind the Golden State Warriors and will open the playoffs this weekend against the seasoned San Antonio Spurs, who are making their 22nd consecutive playoff appearance.
Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris went to work over the offseason to hone his jumper. He wedged a gum wrapper between his thumb and index finger on his guide hand for a more reliable release. The Great Spearmint Experiment worked. He’s shooting 42 percent from 3-point range for the surging Nuggets.
Nikola Jokic had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his 21st career triple-double and the Denver Nuggets extended their home winning streak to 11 with a 121-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley scored 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout on Tuesday night. The 32-point margin surpassed a 29-point win in 1993.