Denver’s execution down the stretch in Houston was brutal. But to see the fan base so fired up after a regular-season loss was an incredible feeling.
Despite a season full of ups and downs, the Nuggets are still in contention for a playoff spot. Aniello Piro, Duvalier Johnson and Sean Walsh discuss.
The Nuggets had a one point lead with just a few seconds left on the clock when they decided to roll out the red carpet for James Harden.
James Harden scored 39 points, including the game-winning layup with two seconds remaining, to hand Denver its second loss to the Rockets in three nights.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
The Red Wings, the Raiders, the Jazz. In recent years, matchups between these teams and those from Denver have lost their luster.
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.
“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 participated in the teams practice Wednesday afternoon and is officially listed as "questionable" for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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.