Latest Mike Malone News

Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2

Apr. 20, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Denver coach Mike Malone wanted more passion, fire and emotion. The young Nuggets responded. Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and Denver beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-103 on Saturday night, rebounding from a flat performance tie the first-round...

White has career-high 36 points, Spurs beat Nuggets 118-108

Apr. 19, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver. It was completely out of character for White, but the mild-mannered point guard has never been in this situation before. White had a career-high 36 points...

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit in 114-105 win over Spurs

Apr. 17, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray just couldn't get the bad taste out of his mouth, and even a bite of pretzel he poached from a kid after tumbling into the stands in the third quarter wasn't exactly satisfying. "It was really dry," Murray said. Maybe it was just what Murray needed, however, helping spark his...

Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads

Apr. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as is usually the case, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had his team playing its best basketball at the end. The Magic, Trail Blazers...

DeMar DeRozan raises game another level in San Antonio

Apr. 15, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot. The mentality now: Share. Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his game to another level in San Antonio by taking to the floor with a different approach — a...

DeRozan leads Spurs past Nuggets in Game 1, 101-96

Apr. 14, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic overcame suffocating double teams to become the fourth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his playoff debut and the first since LeBron James in 2006. What did it mean to him? "To be honest, nothing," Jokic said. It also mattered little to the San Antonio Spurs,...

Budenholzer voted by NBA's coaches as best this season

Apr. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won this season's coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Budenholzer led the Bucks to a league-best 60-22 record this season, leading Milwaukee to its best season in nearly 40 years. Milwaukee was the only team in...

Nuggets brace for Popovich, Spurs in return to playoffs

Apr. 12, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gone from San Antonio may be the familiar names of Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard. Still, there's plenty of Pop — coach Gregg Popovich, who's led the Spurs to five championship rings as they extended their playoff streak to 22 straight appearances. The iconic coach and...

NBA first-round playoff series capsules

Apr. 12, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences: ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 DETROIT PISTONS (41-41) Season series: Bucks, 4-0 Story line: After rolling to the NBA's best record, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks open against a team they...

Nuggets roar into playoffs for first time in 6 years

Apr. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets ended their six-year playoff drought in style. After spending most of the season jockeying with the juggernaut Golden State Warriors for top billing in the West, the Nuggets fended off Portland and Houston to earn the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and will...