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The San Antonio Spurs kick off a hellish section of their schedule tonight with a curious opponent in the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets enter the AT&T Center straight off the ending of a 15-game winning streak that had some observers considering them darkhorse title contenders.
What makes the Nuggets a curious case is that they operate just outside the fringes of being an elite basketball team by unconventional means. Namely, the lack of a full-fledged superstar.
The accepted ground rule for contending is elite players win championships. The popular train of thought is the three star model that currently holds the NBA champion title in Miami, though the right team can get by if it positions itself intelligently around just one, as the Dallas Mavericks did in surrounding Dirk Nowitzki with Tyson Chandler and a slew of highly specialized role players.
The problem is that there aren’t enough such players to put on every NBA roster; Nuggets head coach George...
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For the third-straight game, Ty Lawson sat out. It finally caught up to the streaking Denver Nuggets. Their winning streak came to a close last night with a 110-86 loss to the New Orleans Hornets. The Nuggets had won their previous 15 games. Lawson is battling heal pain. The team hopes to have him back soon, and they will need to have him back soon. Despite the win streak...
The trouble with winning streaks is that they always have to come to an end eventually. The Denver Nuggets know this. They just never figured that their streak would be halted by one of the worst teams in the league who would be led by a rookie starting in his second game.
But that is exactly what happened.
The outcome was never really in doubt. Thanks in large part to...
For the past month, two teams have been streaking alongside the other: the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets. One of those teams’ streaks ended – in a dismal way – Monday evening. Hint: It was the team that does not possess LeBron James. The New Orleans Hornets deserve all the praise in the world; [...]The post Denver Nuggets: Can’t Afford Lackadaisical Energized Games...
Given their recent play without starting point guard Ty Lawson, coach George Karl wasn't surprised that the Denver Nuggets' lengthy winning streak came to end.
Getting back on track likely won't be any easier when Denver visits a San Antonio Spurs team that's seeking a sixth consecutive home victory Wednesday night.
Lawson has missed the last three games with a...
The San Antonio Spurs (53-17 will begin a stretch of games where they will be facing playoff bound teams and it starts tonight versus the Denver Nuggets (49-23) in San Antonio.
This will be the third meeting between the two team with one more game in Denver next month. The Spurs and Nuggets have split the first two meetings with each team winning on their home court. In the most...
The matchup of the game for tonight will be between Kawhi Leonard and Danilo Gallinari as the San Antonio Spurs host the Denver Nuggets.
This will be the third meeting between the teams, but it will be the first meeting this season between the small forwards. Standing at 6'10" in the small forward spot, he's anything but that. He's one of the toughest players...
“It’s a hell of team (Denver Nuggets) and there’s a reason they won all those games in a row,” said San Antonio Spurs head Coach Gregg Popovich Wednesday evening. “We’re thrilled to get the win.”
Popovich and the Spurs came back from down 14-points in the first half to hold on to defeat the Nuggets 100-99 in a game that went all the way down to the final possession...