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Despite opening the season without the faces of their respective franchises, neither the Denver Nuggets nor the Utah Jazz considered themselves to be rebuilding.
So far, both have been proven right.
The Northwest Division rivals will look to continue their surprising starts when they meet for the second time this season Sunday night in Denver. READ MORE >>
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DENVER His all-time favorite player is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His most memorable dunk contest winner was Spud Webb.
What is this, an episode of "I Love the '80s?"
Nope. It's Denver Nuggets guard Corey Brewer talking about his NBA loves.
Some players barely know what happened five years ago, let alone a quarter century back. But that's not Brewer, a former...
DENVER -- Denver coach George Karl called Miami before Friday's night's game likely the best team in the NBA.
Perhaps he was wrong.
As far as the NBA standings are concerned, the Heat aren't even the best NBA team in their state.
Miami (8-4) dropped its third straight game 117-104 to the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center to fall a half game behind Orlando in the Southeast...
Al Jefferson scored 20 points and reserve C.J. Miles added 17 in Utah's 107-94 win over New Jersey on Saturday night, spoiling the return of former Jazz All-Star guard Deron Williams.
DENVER - The methodical Utah Jazz had no trouble slowing down the fast-paced Nuggets.
Paul Millsap had...
Utah Jazz: Everybody ready for Deron Williams’ return to Utah
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 14, 2012 07:01PM MDT
The close-in parking lot at EnergySolutions Arena usually costs $10.
For Deron Williams’ homecoming game, the price has been bumped to $15.
Interest in Saturday night’s Utah-New Jersey game is off the charts, thanks to the return of Williams...
Paul Millsap had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Al Jefferson added 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the host Denver Nuggets, 106-96.
For more than five years, Deron Williams was the face of the Utah Jazz. He was named to two All-Star teams and led the franchise to four playoff berths, including a trip to the Western Conference finals in 2007.
The Jazz were hopeful he would end his career in Utah, but his time there came to a surprising and abrupt end.
Williams, who is coming off his best game since last February...
Live Analysis: Utah Jazz lead New Jersey Nets 57-40 at halftime
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 14, 2012 08:15PM MDT
The First: Jazz 30, Nets 20
Utah hits 10 of its first 14 shots and opens up a 23-14 lead. Deron Williams dishes out four assists but goes 1 of 4 from the field and is booed every time he touches the ball.
The Second: Jazz 57, Nets 40
The Denver Nuggets play host to the Utah Jazz on Sunday night in one of a limited number of NBA betting matchups on the schedule.
The Nuggets picked up an ATS win in each of their last three games against the Jazz, and in five of the past seven meetings. Totals bettors saw the OVER/UNDER go 6-3-1 in their past 10 matchups.
Jan 14, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena
New Jersey Nets vs Utah Jazz Odds
New Jersey travels to Utah on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-9 mark with a victory over the Jazz.
The Jazz are 6-4 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs. the number. The Nets, meanwhile, are 3-9 and 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 4-6 and the Nets go 7-5 on the totals.
Also, Shawne Williams, Damion James remain sidelined
by Abe Schwadron | @abe_squad
Only three games last night, as the NBA gave way to the NFL on Sunday and geared up for a big Monday of hoops action. I’ll use the rest of my intro space here to declare my allegiance to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC, and point out that my Washington Redskins beat the Giants not once, but twice this season. And the Skins were horrible...
Heat road trip ends ugly in Denver with third straight loss.