Posted March 04, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Denver Nuggets are one of the highest scoring teams in the NBA, and their bench is a big reason they seem headed for a 10th straight trip to the playoffs. Playing at home is also a big help. The Nuggets look for another strong effort from the bench Monday night, when they go for their longest single-season home winning streak in eight years against the Atlanta Hawks. Denver (38-22) ranks third in the NBA with 105.5 points per game, and the bench contributes regularly - also ranking third with an average of 39.9 points. That's been key to the Nuggets entering this contest fifth in the Western Conference, eight games clear of the postseason cutoff. They've strengthened their position with a four-game winning streak during which they've averaged 112.0 points - 46.5 coming from their reserves. While starting guard Ty Lawson hit the decisive jumper with 0.2 seconds left to clinch Friday's 105-103 win over Northwest Division-leading Oklahoma City, Wilson Chandler sparked the charge by Denver's reserves, scoring a career high-tying 35 points as they outscored Oklahoma City's bench counterparts 71-11. "Honestly, I thought I'd have a pretty good night but 35? No," said Chandler, who averages 11.3 points and scored 30 combined in the two previous games starting in place of the injured Danilo Gallinari. "I was playing in my rhythm and taking open shots." Denver's 10-game home win streak is its longest in a single season at home since reeling off 12 in a row from March 16-April 19, 2005. Gallinari leads the way with a career-high 16.7 points per game, but he's looking for improvement after making just 2 of 7 from the floor to finish with seven on Friday in his return from a thigh bruise. Lawson made 5 of 14 from the floor, totaling 11 points after averaging 26.1 over the previous eight contests. He scored a season-high 32 while connecting on 12 of 16 from the floor, including all five from long range, while adding seven assists and five steals in a 108-104 loss at Atlanta (33-25) on Dec. 5. A change of venue should benefit Denver, which needs a victory to match Miami's league-leading 26-3 home record. The Nuggets have won five straight at home versus the Hawks, averaging 111.8 points while connecting on 40.9 percent of their attempts from behind the arc. Atlanta enters this visit trying to finish this six-game trip above .500. The team has dropped the last two games, with the most recent coming in dramatic fashion Sunday, when Kobe Bryant scored the decisive basket on a driving layup past Josh Smith with 9 seconds left, sending the Hawks to a 99-98 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers. Smith finished with 19 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and three blocks against the Lakers, but committed three turnovers - one coming with 2 seconds to play. Still, the performance was an improvement after he shot 2 for 11 and finished with five points in Friday's 92-87 loss at Phoenix. Smith's 33 points were wasted in the most recent visit to Denver on March 13, when the Hawks fell 118-117 in overtime. Al Horford missed that meeting with an ankle injury, but he had 25 points with 12 rebounds against the Nuggets in December. He's averaging 25.1 points and 11.1 boards over the past eight games.

JaVale McGee leads the Denver Nuggets in the 'Harlem Shake' (Video)

The Denver Nuggets have just released their version of the "Harlem Shake", filmed in their weight room and led by JaVale McGee wearing a Predator mask. H/T TNLP. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Video: Denver Nuggets’ Harlem Shake

Ok, the Harlem Shake jumped the shark about 3 months ago, but that’s not stopping each and every sports team, group of friends, co-workers and grandmothers from putting together a video and dumping it on Youtube. Here’s the Denver Nuggets video… yawn.  

Another day, another “Harlem Shake” video; Denver Nuggets style

At this point if you’re taking the time out to view another Harlem Shake video, you’re not looking at the overall scope of the video. You can’t, because the Heat KILLED it with theirs. Blew up the model, it’s almost a waste of time. What’s fun to check out now is the individual performances. You get to take a mini-deep dive into the psyche of that person and ponder, ...

Corey Brewer-Andre Iguodala Alley-Oop (Video)

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Atlanta Hawks Monday night, 104-88, and tallied 29 fast-break points; during one of those fast-break executions, Corey Brewer ignited a fast-break with a steal and ended up with Andre Iguodala finishing a fantastic alley-oop.  The Denver Nuggets have been on a tear as of late and Atlanta just became their latest [...]The post Corey Brewer-Andre Iguodala...

Nuggets finally using altitude to their advantage

(Eds: Adds background, quotes. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer Before every game at the Pepsi Center, the public address announcer admonishes the crowd to drink plenty of water because at 5,280 feet one can get dehydrated pretty quickly. It's more showmanship than a public health service, really, designed to remind opponents that they're about to play...

Denver Nuggets May Target Kyle Korver In Off-Season

Remember my post about a hypothetical trade scenario that included Kyle Korver coming to the Denver Nuggets? Well, it may just come to fruition this off-season via the Denver Post. Korver, an unrestricted free agent in his 10th year in the NBA, is expected to be one of the Nuggets top targets in the offseason [...]The post Denver Nuggets May Target Kyle Korver In Off-Season appeared...

McGee stars in Harlem Shake vid from Nuggets

If the Miami Heat Harlem Shake Video was Beyonce, the Nuggets version would be that girl in the original Destiny’s Child with the purple hair. There is a reason I can’t remmeber her name. Thankfully, JaVale McGee saves the day slightly.

The Day in Dunking Brought to You by Andre Iguodala

I could almost--and maybe should credit this to the Denver Nuggets rather than just Andre Iguodala. The play was a pretty tremendous team effort. Iggy just happened to be the one finishing it off. But oh what a finish!

Report: Nuggets Eye Kyle Korver

The Denver Nuggets will reportedly be one of the top suitors after free-agent-to-be Kyle Korver this coming off-season. According to the Denver Post: Korver, an unrestricted free agent in his 10th year in the NBA, is expected to be one of the Nuggets top targets in the offseason as the team actively courts players who can fill that shooting void. Denver won’t be the only team looking...

Depleted Hawks bested by Nuggets

DENVER (AP) -- Corey Brewer scored 22 points and Ty Lawson had 18 in the Denver Nuggets' 104-88 win over the depleted Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. The Nuggets won their 11th straight game at the Pepsi Center and matched Miami's NBA-best 26-3 home record, but for most of three quarters it wasn't the cakewalk many expected against a banged-up, tired team playing the...

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The Nuggets have won 11 in a row

Denver Nuggets Join In On The Harlem Shake Craze

The Raptors, Heat and even Shaq & the Inside the NBA crew have given their renditions of the Harlem Shake – and now the Denver Nuggets join in on the recent craze sweeping through the league:  

Denver Nuggets do the Harlem Shake!

After the Miami Heat did theirs last week you had to know that other teams would be soon to follow. The Denver Nuggets have now released their Harlem Shake video. If they had an extended cut like the Heat I think they might be better, but that extra little but puts the Heat over the top in my mind. What do y'all think?
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