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Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

Nuggets need more than healthy Murray, Porter to contend

May. 04, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Michael Malone says the Denver Nuggets realize they won't transform into NBA title contenders simply by getting Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. back on the court. Denver's coach said Wednesday the Nuggets need to vastly improve on defense, whether that's through...

Nuggets eye deep playoff run next season with healthy team

Apr. 28, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The immediate plans for reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic center on heading home to Serbia so he can tend to his horses and spend time with the family, which now includes a daughter. “I just hope that I’m going to have — how do you call it — a non-stressful,...

Curry, Warriors hold off Jokic, eliminate Nuggets in Game 5

Apr. 28, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Back in the starting lineup at last, Stephen Curry took over late and brought his team back just as he has so many times during Golden State's deep postseason runs. Curry scored 30 points in his return to the starting five and the Warriors beat Nikola Jokic...

Jokic, Nuggets avoid sweep with Game 4 victory over Warriors

Apr. 24, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets aren't fazed. They realize no team has ever won four elimination games in a single postseason series. They also know they're the only team in league history to overcome back-to-back 3-1 playoff deficits. That's where they find...

Curry, Poole, Thompson lead Warriors past Nuggets, 118-113

Apr. 22, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Golden State Warriors proved they're good counter punchers, withstanding a fired-up Denver Nuggets team that finally took the fight to them instead of the officials and each other. Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole scored 27 points each, Klay Thompson made six...

Poole shines in playoff debut, Curry back as Warriors win

Apr. 17, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coach Steve Kerr suddenly faces a playoff conundrum: start Stephen Curry again for Game 2 of the playoffs for Golden State and move Jordan Poole back to the bench or stick with what worked so well in the opener and be extra cautious with Curry. 'Yeah, we’ll...

Reaves, Monk lead Lakers past Nuggets 146-141 in OT

Apr. 11, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Malik Monk had a career-best 41 points and Austin Reaves set career highs with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 146-141 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in what might have been Frank Vogel’s final game as coach. ...

Nuggets clinch playoff berth with 122-109 rout of Grizzlies

Apr. 08, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic made history on the night his Denver Nuggets clinched a fourth consecutive playoff berth with a 122-109 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Jokic became the first player in NBA history with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a season. ...

Spurs beat Nuggets 116-97, earn spot in play-in tournament

Apr. 06, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Devin Vassell and Keldon Johnson each scored 20 points to help the San Antonio Spurs secure a spot in the play-in tournament Tuesday night following a 116-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets. A little while after San Antonio won, the Spurs locked up at least the 10th...