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Jokic returns with triple-double, Nuggets top Pelicans 99-98

Jan. 24, 2023 23:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Jokic said he could still feel a slight difference between the injured left hamstring that sidelined him for two games and his healthy one when he returned to Denver's lineup. Not that it stopped him from notching his 15th triple-double of the season, or...

Pelicans: Williamson out 2 more weeks with hamstring injury

Jan. 24, 2023 19:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson is expected to be out at least two more weeks following a recent re-evaluation of his right hamstring injury, the Pelicans said Tuesday night. Williamson appears to be “healing as expected” from the Jan. 2 injury and “making good progress...

Mayo's 25 lead South Dakota State past Denver 76-61

Jan. 21, 2023 17:35 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Zeke Mayo's 25 points helped South Dakota State defeat Denver 76-61 on Saturday. Mayo also contributed seven rebounds and five assists for the Jackrabbits (11-9, 6-2 Summit League). William Kyle III was 6 of 10 shooting and 7 of 9 from the free throw line to...

Colorado officials plead not guilty in Elijah McClain case

Jan. 20, 2023 20:24 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A group of police officers and paramedics pleaded not guilty Friday to charges stemming from the role they are accused of playing in the death of a 23-year-old Black man who was forcibly restrained and injected with a powerful sedative called ketamine. They...

Smith's 20 help Denver down South Dakota 75-60

Jan. 19, 2023 23:54 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Tevin Smith scored 20 points as Denver beat South Dakota 75-60 on Thursday night. Smith was 6 of 10 shooting, including 4 for 5 from distance, and went 4 for 4 from the line for the Pioneers (12-9, 3-5 Summit League). Marko Lukic shot 5 for 6 (2 for 3 from...

Russell scores 16 points in 4th, Wolves beat Raptors 128-126

Jan. 19, 2023 23:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards had 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 128-126 on Thursday night. Kyle Anderson added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which was down...

Man sues Denver archdiocese over abuse by convicted priest

Jan. 19, 2023 17:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man who says he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teen by his Catholic priest more than two decades ago filed a lawsuit against the now-defrocked priest and the Archdiocese of Denver on Thursday, taking advantage of a recently passed law that allows victims to sue even if the...

Jokic leads Nuggets past Blazers for 14th straight home win

Jan. 18, 2023 00:41 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 36 points as part of his 13th triple-double of the season to offset a 44-point performance from Damian Lillard, and the Denver Nuggets won their 14th straight home game by topping the Portland Trail Blazers 122-113 on Tuesday night. Jokic, who was 13...

2nd Colorado library closes due to meth contamination

Jan. 16, 2023 23:54 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the second time in a month, a Colorado library has closed its doors to clean up methamphetamine contamination. Officials in the Denver suburb of Englewood shut down the city library last week within a couple of hours of getting test results Wednesday...

Smith scores 20, Denver downs North Dakota 78-71

Jan. 14, 2023 18:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tevin Smith scored 20 points as Denver beat North Dakota 78-71 on Saturday. Smith also added five rebounds for the Pioneers (11-9, 2-5 Summit League). Lukas Kisunas scored 12 points while finishing 5 of 9 from the floor. Tommy Bruner was 4 of 10 shooting and 4 of 5...