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Wembanyama becomes 1st NBA rookie to make first-team All-Defense

May. 21, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Wembanyama's latest accolade was like none other. The San Antonio center has become the first player in NBA history to make the league's All-Defensive first team as a rookie. The league announced the teams on Tuesday, and Wembanyama appeared on 98 of the 99...

Mavs big men are quite the tandem, but now comes quite the challenge from towering Wolves

May. 20, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Daniel Gafford remembers facing Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert and company about two weeks before he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks this season. That memory alone is enough for the 6-foot-10 center to know the challenge that's coming when the Western Conference...

Murray's elbow is hurting after early injury and 4-for-18 shooting night in Game 6 flop by Nuggets

May. 17, 2024 02:26 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jamal Murray failed to make a fadeaway on Denver's first possession, then tried a floater that spun around the rim and spit out in portending fashion. Neither of those misses hurt the normally smooth-shooting Nuggets point guard like what came next for him on...

Timberwolves force Game 7 by blowing out Nuggets 115-70 behind 27 points from Anthony Edwards

May. 17, 2024 01:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards flashed seven fingers to the roaring crowd as he walked off for a fourth-quarter timeout during a blowout by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had that tenacious look of a superstar player refusing to cede to the defending champs all night. ...

Jokic scores 40, Nuggets shut down Edwards in 112-97 win over Wolves for a 3-2 series lead

May. 15, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic received the Michael Jordan award from Commissioner Adam Silver before tipoff, then delivered a memorable playoff performance to celebrate his third MVP trophy Tuesday night. Jokic scored 40 points and dished out 13 assists and the Denver Nuggets shut...

NBA fines Gobert $75,000 for making another money gesture in frustration over a foul call

May. 14, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was fined $75,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for another “inappropriate and unprofessional gesture” that suggested a lack of integrity with the league and its game officials. Gobert glanced down and rubbed both thumbs...

Defending champ Nuggets tie Timberwolves with 2nd straight road win, 115-107 in Game 4

May. 13, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were far from done after dropping the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals at home in humbling fashion. Nikola Jokic scored 16 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and Aaron Gordon had 27 points on 11-for-12 shooting to...

The T-wolves built a contender around a big idea by Tim Connelly. The Nuggets are familiar with him

May. 09, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Connelly made his first major move for the Minnesota Timberwolves after about six weeks on the job, a bold get of center Rudy Gobert that was as risky as it was unconventional. Going big has been no small part of this breakthrough season — and dominant...

Inside the NBA MVP Race: Jokic's consistency was key, and No. 1 picks were denied the trophy again

May. 08, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

A look at some notes and numbers surrounding the NBA's MVP race this season: ___ MULTIPLE TOP 10s Denver's Nikola Jokic was the only player in the league to rank among the top 10 in points (10th), rebounds (4th) and assists (3rd) per game this season,...

Coach Malone reminds the Nuggets they're the defending champs and asks them to play like it

May. 08, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — After a difficult-to-watch film session of their Monday night meltdown against Minnesota and an energetic practice Wednesday, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone gave his team a stinging reminder and made a request. “Guys, we're the reigning world champions,”...