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Connelly eager to finish what he started with Nuggets

May. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The prospects of a return home to Washington were undeniably appealing to Tim Connelly. Not nearly as alluring as this: Finishing what he's started. The Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations elected to stay in town even with the Wizards calling. Things are booming these days with...

Juancho Hernangomez undergoes core muscle surgery

May. 16, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets say forward Juancho Hernangomez underwent surgery to fix a core muscle injury. The procedure was performed Thursday by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. There was no timetable given for Hernangomez's return. Hernangomez averaged 5.8...

Jokic, Nuggets think big in wake of stinging Game 7 loss

May. 13, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Things Nikola Jokic needs to improve on in the offseason: "Is there anything?" the Denver Nuggets big man joked. Hard to find many glitches in his game right now. By all measures, Jokic and the youthful Nuggets are ahead of schedule despite the sting of a Game 7 loss at home to Portland in...

CJ McCollum leads Blazers past Nuggets 100-96 in Game 7

May. 12, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Damian Lillard's shots kept banging off the backboard, rattling off the rim, going everywhere but through the hoop. The Portland Trail Blazers are going to the Western Conference Finals anyway because CJ McCollum had his back. McCollum scored 37 points and added a crucial chase-down block in...

Hood hopes to be ready for Game 1 after hyperextending knee

May. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Portland guard/forward Rodney Hood remains hopeful he can play in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals after hyperextending his left knee. Hood left Game 7 on Sunday against Denver after colliding with Nuggets forward Torrey Craig on a screen in the third quarter. Hood stayed...

AP source: Cavs interviewing 4 assistants for coaching job

May. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavs' coaching search has picked up speed. Cleveland is meeting with four NBA assistants this weekend in Denver to try and fill its coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the team's plans told The Associated Press. The Cavaliers met Friday night with Denver assistant Jordi Fernandez...

Double trouble: Pair of Game 7s await to end Round 2

May. 11, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry was talking in Toronto on Saturday, discussing any number of topics, offering eloquent answers to every question that came his way. His last sentence was all that really needed to be said. "Nothing matters," the Raptors guard said, "but Game 7." There may be nothing better in sports than a Game 7...

Blazers force Game 7 with 119-108 victory over Denver

May. 10, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The shots were finally falling for Damian Lillard. Lillard had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver with a 119-108 victory on Thursday night. Lillard had been fairly...

Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 119-108, force series to Game 7

May. 10, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver with a 119-108 victory on Thursday night. The Nuggets head home with a chance to make it to the Western...

Painful Process: Embiid's woes coming at bad time for 76ers

May. 8, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

Joel Embiid doesn't know if he will feel better. He certainly knows he has to play better. He's battling an illness, looking like someone who'd rather be in bed than on the court. But the Philadelphia 76ers need their All-Star center, so Embiid is trying to tell himself that he has to dig deeper to find more...