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Nuggets announce five-year extension for Jamal Murray

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.

Jerami Grant hopes to help youthful Nuggets take next step

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.

Tim Connelly eager to finish what he started with Nuggets

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 leads Trail Blazers past Nuggets 100-96 in Game 7

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.

Michael Malone coaches Game 5 with heavy heart after school shooting

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 leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

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.

Spurs force Game 7 with 120-103 win over Nuggets

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.

Nuggets roar into playoffs for first time in 6 years

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.

No bursting his bubble: Monte Morris hones jumper with gum wrapper

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.