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The Denver Nuggets have been one of the most exciting teams in the NBA this season, and it shows with a franchise record high 55-wins. However, the best regular season in franchise history might be followed up by a lackluster post season due to injuries.
Danilo Gallinari has already been lost for the season, and in Sunday's 118-109 win over Portland the team saw up and coming star Kenneth Faried hit the court with an ankle injury. X-rays have been taken (negative) and he is currently listed as day to day.
Sadly, it isn't as easy as just saying 'let's rest him till the post season.'
With two games to go they are the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference; a spot that would have them playing the Houston Rockets in the opening round. That spot is not a lock--the Clippers and Grizzlies are only one game back.
Should they fall back to No. 4 or No. 5 they will end up having to play either the Clippers or Grizzlies rather than the Rockets in the first round. Not that Houston will be a push over by any means, but the Clippers or Grizzlies would likely be tougher teams to beat in a seven game series.
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The Denver Nuggets and Kenneth Faried received good news yesterday, when an MRI determined that he had suffered a sprained ankle and not something more serious. As a result, Faried is expected to be sidelined for two games, the team has announced.#Nuggets F @kennethfaried35 had MRI today on left ankle. No fracture. Sprain of anterior talofibular ligament. Will miss next 2 games...
Another Denver Nuggets starter suffered what appeared to be a significant injury last night, as Kenneth Faried rolled his ankle and had to be carried off the court by two of his teammates.Faried sustained his injury early in last night’s contest against the Portland Trail Blazers. He was heading to the basket, but he stepped on the foot of Will Barton in the process. After rolling...
The Nuggets will be without Kenneth Faried for their final two games after an MRI revealed a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament, but the second-year forward, who suffered the injury during Sunday’s game against the Blazers, is set on returning for the playoffs in less than a week.
According to Denver Nuggets:
Within two hours of spraining his left ankle Sunday, Denver...
Three weeks ago, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl marveled at his team's depth, suggesting, ''we can even sustain injuries and be OK.''
The Nuggets have been testing that theory ever since.
First, point guard Ty Lawson went down with a painful right heel injury. Then, forward Danilo Gallinari was lost for the season with a torn left ACL, and on Sunday top rebounder...
Kenneth Faried left Denver's game against Portland after spraining his left ankle in the opening minutes Sunday.
X-rays were negative and the Nuggets said he's day to day.
Faried's ankle buckled when he went in for a layup less than three minutes into the game, and he crumpled to the floor, covering his face. He needed his teammates' help as he gingerly walked off...
The Denver Nuggets are guaranteed to enjoy home court advantage throughout the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Ty Lawson sank the game winner against the Milwaukee Bucks to get it done 112-111.
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Andre Iguodala scored 28 points and the Denver Nuggets set an NBA franchise record with their 55th win Sunday, beating the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 118-109 but losing another starter.
On the day Ty Lawson (right heel) returned to Denver's starting lineup for the first time since March 27 and posted 12 points and 10 assists in an encouraging 31 minutes, forward Kenneth...
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George Karl of the Denver Nuggets has been the NBA’s best coach in the NBA this year deserves to win Coach of the Year. He has led the Nuggets to the third best record in the Western Conference and fourth best in the NBA, despite not one All Star on the team, or a player even averaging 17 points per game. He shuffled a 9 man lineup...
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Ty Lawson scored 26 points, including a jumper in the lane with 9.3 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 112-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Wilson Chandler added 21 points for the Nuggets, who can secure the No. 3 seed in the West with one more victory or two losses by the Los Angeles...
Monday night’s Bucks-Nuggets game had quite the crazy finish. Monta Ellis completed a clutch 4-point play with 14.2 seconds remaining, hitting a three and getting the foul to put the Bucks up 1, but Ty Lawson countered with a stepback game winner, picking up right where he left off in his second game back from a heel injury. The Nuggets’ 112-110 victory clinched them home court...