Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Joker’s wild: How Nikola Jokic catapulted into the NBA’s elite

When looking back in time, it is absolutely incredible how far the Denver Nuggets organization has come in just over five years – and Nikola Jokic has been the catalyst for their ascension.
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) and guard Gary Harris (14) react after the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Pepsi Center.

Denver Nuggets officially clinch first playoff berth in five years

The wait is officially over as the Denver Nuggets clinched their first playoff berth in five years after the Sacramento Kings loss to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon.
Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas (0) signals to the bench during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

Nuggets secure first playoff berth since 2012-13 with gutsy road win over Celtics

Despite Boston's best effort, the resilient Nuggets refused to fold as they came away with their 47th win of the season. Their win secured a playoff spot for Denver for the first time since the 2012-13 season as well.

Nikola Jokic blows the whistle: The NBA has an official problem

Want to know if someone is truly a star in the NBA? Don’t bother with the box score; watch the officials. Stars get the calls; the rest do not. It’s that simple.
NBA referee Tony Brothers (25) talks to Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone following a foul called in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center.

Good, bad and ugly: Nuggets win despite Jokic’s late game ejection

Good, bad and ugly as the Nuggets survive on a late game Paul Millsap finish.
Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) blocks a shot attempt by Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center.

Nuggets erase 18-point deficit versus Pacers to win third-consecutive game

By the time the game ended, the Denver Nuggets managed to erase an 18-point deficit to win their 46th game of the season.
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) celebrates with forward Torrey Craig (3) after a timeout called by the Charlotte Hornets at the Pepsi Center.

Good, bad, ugly: Nuggets squeak by Dallas behind Millsap’s big day

Good, bad and ugly as the Denver Nuggets squeak by the Dallas Mavericks.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) gets showered with water after the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Pepsi Center.

Nikola Jokic’s game winner versus Dallas saves Denver from a brutal loss

For the newest Denver Nuggets Daily Podcast, T.J. McBride and Brandon Ewing of Mile High Sports dove into each storyline from the Denver Nuggets buzzer-beating win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) and guard Gary Harris (14) react after the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Pepsi Center.

Nuggets’ swarming fourth-quarter defense is turning losses into wins

Instead of coming up short in a game they needed to win, as they did a year ago, the Nuggets found a way to secure a big victory against the Dallas Mavericks to keep a tight grip on the second seed.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) controls the ball in the first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at the Pepsi Center.

Nuggets defeat Mavericks behind Jokic’s buzzer-beater

The Nuggets captured a thrilling victory on Thursday night as Nikola Jokic hit a buzzer-beater to give Denver a 100-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.