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Nuggets overcome injuries to reach Western Conference semis

Jun. 04, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With several key injuries, the Denver Nuggets tuned out the skeptics heading into the playoffs. Third-seeded Denver bested the Portland Trail Blazers in six games to survive the first round and advance to the Western...

Nuggets eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 with 126-115 win

Jun. 04, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were undaunted, even when down 14 points in the third quarter and facing an antagonistic Portland crowd. Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory...

Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to tie series

May. 29, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Norman Powell matched his career playoff high with 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 115-95 on Saturday in Game 4 to even the first-round series. Powell made four 3-points and was 11 of 15 from the floor, and CJ...

Denver beats Portland 120-115, goes up 2-1 in playoff series

May. 28, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Denver newcomer Austin Rivers stole the spotlight from Nikola Jokic with a fourth-quarter outburst against Portland. Jokic dominated as usual, with 36 points and 11 rebounds in the Nuggets' 120-115 victory Thursday night over the Trail Blazers....

Nuggets roar into playoffs after losing star Jamal Murray

May. 21, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr.'s breakout season lightened the load for Nikola Jokic during his MVP-worthy season and soothed the sting of Jamal Murray's season-ending knee injury. So, Facundo Campazzo only meant to dish out some praise to his Denver teammate when...

Blazers beat Nuggets 132-116, secure 6th seed for playoffs

May. 17, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After meeting to close out the regular season, the Trail Blazers and the Nuggets will face off in the opening round of the playoffs. Damian Lillard had 22 points and 10 assists and the Blazers beat the Nuggets 132-116 in the regular-season finale...

Bogdanovic scores career-high 48 points, Jazz beat Nuggets

May. 08, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic is flourishing in a larger offensive role. His renewed confidence in his shot is opening the door for Bogdanovic to take over games by scoring at will. Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points to rally the Utah Jazz past the...

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets start fast, cool off Knicks

May. 06, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 24 of his 32 points in a dominant first quarter in the Denver Nuggets’ 113-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Jokic hit 8 of 9 shots in the first quarter and finished with 12 rebounds to help lead the Nuggets to...

Nuggets sign Austin Rivers for rest of the season

Apr. 30, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have extended the deal for guard Austin Rivers through the rest of the season. Rivers has averaged 6.2 points, two assists and 1.2 steals since signing a 10-day contract on April 20. Rivers is helping fill the void left by Jamal Murray,...