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Long after most of his Denver Nuggets teammates had cleared the practice floor, Danilo Gallinari remained out there running a shooting drill he devised back home in Italy.
Each time he missed a shot during the back-and-forth exercise, Gallinari punished himself by starting over again. For 90 minutes, this went on and on.
It's simply his method for breaking out of a shooting slump - and Denver urgently needs Gallinari to find his touch before the team falls too far behind.
For a squad with designs on challenging the top teams in the West, this wasn't exactly the start the Nuggets envisioned: An 0-3 road swing in which their offense looked sluggish.
They're hoping to rebound Tuesday in the home opener against Detroit, another team searching for its first win.
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DENVER -- Andre Iguodala sat back and let his younger teammates steal some thunder Tuesday in the Denver Nuggets' home opener. JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried were flying around, dunking and blocking shots. Meanwhile, Iguodala was quietly putting together a solid game. In the end, he stole the show. Iguodala had a double-double in his first home game in a Denver uniform...
First, Andre Iguodala threw a bad pass. Then, he took too many steps.
Two costly turnovers late in a close game. In his Denver home debut, no less.
Miffed by his miscues, Iguodala went to work, scoring six of his 17 points over the final three minutes to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Detroit Pistons 109-97 on Tuesday night.
''When I make a mistake, I really want...
DENVER (AP) -- Andre Iguodala scored six of his 17 points over the final three minutes to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Detroit Pistons 109-97 and snap a three-game skid on Tuesday night.
The Nuggets broke out their new canary yellow uniforms for their home opener and played pretty snazzy, especially late in the third quarter when they began opening up a 17-point lead. The...
Andre Iguodala scored six of his 17 points over the final three minutes to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Detroit Pistons 109-97 and snap a three-game skid on Tuesday night.
The Nuggets broke out their new canary yellow uniforms for their home opener and played pretty snazzy, especially late in the third quarter when they began opening up a 17-point lead. The Pistons rallied...
Two of the NBA's four winless teams meet Tuesday night, though one of them being without a victory comes as a bigger surprise than the other.
After a disheartening three-game road trip, the Denver Nuggets open their home schedule against the Detroit Pistons with both teams looking to get on track offensively.
Denver was stunned in the finale of its trip, losing 119-116 to Miami...
The Nuggets did exactly what you shouldn’t do in this situation.
I’d let LeBron drive to the hoop with a man on his hip before I doubled off Ray Allen.
Or play a zone on the final play. Would you rather have Ray shoot an open three or LeBron take a semi-contested jumper?
(Courtesy: ProBasketball Talk)
James Harden and Andre Iguodala became good friends this summer on the U.S. Olympic team.
They are on new teams this season and Iguodala will likely be tasked with trying to slow down the league's leading scorer Wednesday night when his Denver Nuggets visit Harden's Houston Rockets.
Harden and Iguodala bonded during the London Games, with neither seeing much action for...
5280 Hoops Show: Denver Nuggets Podcast
This week Peter and Justin talk about the Denver Nuggets disappointing 0-3 start to the 2012-13 NBA season. The guys get into some James Harden trade and Ty Lawson extension talk. They also discuss the expectations for this Nuggets team and whether Coach George Karl purposely lowers expectations of his team.