Thursday, March 30, 2017

MORNING MINUTE: Nuggets face a big test in Houston

After holding the Rockets to just five 3-pointers, the Nuggets couldn't stop James Harden on Saturday night, and face them again in Houston tonight.

Nuggets still need someone they can count on when it counts

If your team has a closer, a guy like Larry Bird or James Harden who wants the ball with the game on the line, chances are you’re winning a lot of games.

The Nuggets continue to search for their closer in loss to the Rockets

"We didn't have anybody step up and say 'give me the ball coach,' but I know everybody is ready, willing and able to, if they're called upon," Malone said.

HIGHLIGHTS: James Harden scores 40 to lead Rockets past Nuggets

After losing at New Orleans on Friday despite his 41 points, Harden again put his team on his back and carried the Rockets to a win Saturday.

Where have all the rivalries gone in the Mile High City?

The Red Wings, the Raiders, the Jazz. In recent years, matchups between these teams and those from Denver have lost their luster.

Jokic matches Robinson for most triple-doubles by a center in over 30 years

Against the Los Angeles Clippers, Jokic posted 17 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He is averaging 16.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists this season.

Will Barton, Nikola Jokic lead Nuggets to fourth straight win

“Very good win for us, offensively, this is who we’ve been,” said Nuggets coach Mike Malone. “It’s a big win, it’s a win that we needed.”

Kenneth Faried is closing in on a return from back injury

Kenneth Faried participated in the teams practice Wednesday afternoon and is officially listed as "questionable" for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Nuggets fans need to scoreboard watch the bottom and the top of the West

The Nuggets have about a 0.5 percent chance of beating the Spurs and Warrior come April. Call me crazy: Denver would rather face Golden State.

Inside the conversation that may have revived Will Barton’s season

Out of the gate, Nuggets guard Will Barton found himself in a funk, unable to generate any momentum or good play in recent time; however, in Denver's Monday night showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers Barton finally hit his stride.