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Coming off a rare home loss, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl says he expects to see his team fired up Saturday night.
The Utah Jazz can't be happy to hear that.
The Nuggets try to avoid back-to-back defeats at the Pepsi Center for the first time in almost a year as they host the Jazz, losers of seven of nine in Denver.
While the Nuggets (18-16) have gone 8-14 in opposing arenas, they've thrived on their own court. Denver has averaged 104.9 points in winning 10 of 12 at home, where it had strung together eight consecutive victories before coming up short in a 101-97 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
"Just move on," Andre Miller, who with 11 points and 10 assists became the eighth player to score 15,000 while also dishing out 7,500 career assists, told the team's official website.
"It's a long season. Obviously it's a game we wanted to win and needed to win and we didn't take advantage of it. We just need to move on from it."
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Where does Andre Miller rank among NBA point guards all time? Well, his coach says maybe top five. For real.
(As one fan, @Alf954, tweeted when told of the proclamation: “Alphabetically by first name?”)
“I’m taking about a true point guard,” Nuggets coach George Karl said, “who plays the game the way a point guard should play, not (necessarily) with the 3-ball and the...
Andre Iguodala may have broken some ankles during Denver's 110-91 victory over visiting Utah on Saturday night.Watch for yourself as the Nuggets guard drives the lane, pulls a crossover dribble on the defense, and then streaks to the rim for a one-handed flush. The play occurred midway through the fourth quarter as Denver was salting away the win.Iguodala finished with 18 points...
Andre Miller scored the 15,000th point of his NBA career on a mid-range jumper in the first quarter against Minnesota, becoming the eighth player to score that many and dish out at least 7,500 assists.
Oscar Robertson, Gary Payton, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash also have accomplished the feat.
In typical Miller fashion, the 36-year-old downplayed...
DENVER -- Kenneth Faried got off his sick bed to play Saturday night. It certainly made an impact on his teammates, who got off the mat to deliver one of their best games of the season. Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 26 points, Faried had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Nuggets washed away the sting of a disappointing loss to beat the Utah Jazz 110-91. Andre Iguodala...
Always underrated and under appreciated.
Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and the Denver Nuggets rebounded from a rare home loss to beat the Utah Jazz 110-91 on Saturday night.
Andre Iguodala added 18 points and Kenneth Faried had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who improved to 11-2 at home this season after their eight-game winning streak at the Pepsi Center was snapped Thursday in a loss to Minnesota.
DENVER (AP) -- Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has left Minnesota's game against the Denver Nuggets after spraining a finger on his right hand in the third quarter.
His return Thursday night was questionable.
Love was sliding past a Nuggets player in the lane when he suddenly clutched at his hand and headed into the training room. Love had 12 points and 17 rebounds before departing...
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