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The Denver Nuggets desperately wanted to make the playoffs to get their new young roster some experience under pressure.
In coach George Karl's mind, they got a jumpstart on that.
Karl had his team treat the last seven regular season games as a playoff series, suggesting Denver had to win at least four to reach the postseason for a ninth straight season.
They won six, moving up the Western Conference ladder to the No. 6 seed and a first-round date with the Los Angeles Lakers instead of the resurgent San Antonio Spurs or the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder.
''I think it's very impressive because if you consider all the injuries we had, all the trade stuff, a lot of things happened this year but we're still here in the playoffs,'' Danilo Gallinari said. ''I thought we played a great season.''
Despite making the playoffs every season since 2003-04, the Nuggets have advanced out of the first round just once in that span, and many fans figu...
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The Denver Nuggets are cruising into the playoffs, and capping the regular season against the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves may just keep it that way.
Coach George Karl is also planning to take advantage of the seemingly lopsided matchup.
Karl is looking to limit playing time for key contributors as the Nuggets try to continue their dominance of the Timberwolves on Thursday night...
The Denver Nuggets are facing the Lakers in the postseason for the third time in five years, so coach George Karl already knows plenty about what doesn't work against Kobe Bryant and his 7-foot teammates.
Karl sees a chance for the Nuggets to get it right this time in a major playoff upset, but only if they run the Lakers off the court.
The third-seeded Lakers open their quest...
It's official. The Lakers will host the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs.
The Lakers beat the Nuggets, 3-1 in the season series, though Metta World Peace likely will be absent for the entire series. He'd only appear if the series went to a Game 7. We'll have much more analysis soon. But for now, below is the schedule:
Game 1 - @ Staples Center, Sunday...
Last night was the premiere of a brand-new episode of Comedy Central's South Park called, "Cartman Finds Love".Nearing the end of the episode, Kyle takes a new girl to the Denver Nuggets game against the Los Angeles Clippers as Cartman attempts to reunite her with Token: Cartman Finds LoveGet More: SOUTHPARKEric Cartman,Token Black,more...Here are some more high-rez...
Instead of worrying about the Black Mamba at Saturday's practice, the Denver Nuggets couldn't stop talking about the Rattlesnake.
That's their new nickname for Arron Afflalo, coined by point guard Andre Miller for the former UCLA guard's quick-strike moves.
''I know I don't want to get bit by either one,'' Denver coach George Karl said.
JaVale McGee scored 19 points to help the Denver Nuggets lock down the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 131-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.
Arron Afflalo scored 18 points and Danilo Gallinari had 17 points for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight game and eighth in their last 10 as they surge into the postseason.
It's becoming a timeless classic in the playoffs. If it were the early 90s, EA would have to make a video game about it. Lakers vs. Nuggets. It seems perennially these two teams can't avoid each other. And maybe that's a great thing.
There is no love lost for each other, even with the wildly-varying roster of the Nuggets over the past two seasons. It's just...