Latest Nikola Jokic News

Denver Nuggets pick up Bol Bol in 2nd round trade with Heat

Jun. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Bol Bol stands 7-foot-2 with a 7-7 wingspan. That grudge? Even wider. The Oregon center's wait to hear his name called lasted longer than he anticipated. That's OK — simply more fuel. Denver acquired the draft rights to Bol at No. 44 from the Miami Heat on Thursday night in exchange...

Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 NBA Finals lead

Jun. 6, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own. The Toronto Raptors decided to "let it rip," and now they have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals....

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

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...

Warriors Durant, Cousins may miss Western Conference Finals

May. 13, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins won't necessarily return from injuries in time to play for the Golden State Warriors during the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant is likely to miss at least the first two games of the best-of-seven series beginning...

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...

Leonard's bouncer beats buzzer, Raptors edge 76ers in Game 7

May. 12, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. It was the first winning...

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...

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...