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Report: Heat make lineup change as Malone expects teams to be better

Erik Spoelstra is taking Caleb Martin out of the starting lineup and replacing him with Kevin Love, according to NBA TV
12 hours ago

Before Game 2, the Nuggets are ticked and the Heat are hopeful

Michael Malone wasn't happy with the way Denver played in their Game 1 win, while Erik Spoelstra tried to keep things positive for Miami
2 days ago

In Game 1, the Nuggets almost seemed to be toying with the Heat

In the first NBA Finals game in franchise history, Denver wasn't even remotely tight, as they put on a fun display of basketball
3 days ago

Introspective Nikola Jokic puts Nuggets trip to NBA Finals in perspective

During a press conference on Saturday that was anything but jovial, Denver's best player offered an interesting insight on reaching new heights
9 days ago

In a “me first” league, the Nuggets win with ultimate team approach

From a humble to superstar to max-contract players who are willing to play their role, Denver is headed to the NBA Finals as a collective
13 days ago

Even on a “off night,” Nikola Jokic finds a way to carry the Nuggets

Despite a lack of early scoring and third-quarter foul trouble, Denver's biggest star carried them to a win in front of a Hollywood crowd
15 days ago

Salty Nuggets change the narrative, go up 2-0 on the talked-about team

Fueled by the fact that the national media was ignoring them, Denver went out in Game 2 and defied the odds to take a commanding lead
17 days ago

Despite rally, Lakers realize they have no answers for Nuggets

On a night when their star players were great, key role players came up big and their head coach pushed the right buttons, L.A. still lost
19 days ago

A comfortable Sean Payton commanded Broncos practice in every facet

With his orange Broncos visor and grey team hoodie, Payton commanded every element of practice with a stern voice
22 days ago

The West’s biggest bully just bumped the favorite from the playoffs

The Denver Nuggets ended their series with the Phoenix Suns by halftime—tt was an awesome display
24 days ago

In critical Game 5, the Nuggets answer the bell and deliver a message

From a pregame moment to the final buzzer, Denver answered every question that came their way, taking a 3-2 lead over Phoenix in the series
26 days ago

Nuggets win ugly over the Suns, taking commanding lead in the series

Despite an off shooting night from two of their best players, Denver used smothering defense to beat Phoenix and take a 2-0 lead in the series
1 month ago

Strange season comes to an end on cursed date in Avalanche history

Nine years to the day after losing another Game 7 on their home ice, Colorado suffered another devastating first-round exit from the playoffs
1 month ago

Despite a depleted roster, the Avalanche are ready to battle in Game 7

Andrew Cogliano is the latest Colorado player to join the list of unavailable, but the rest of the roster is circling the wagons one more time
1 month ago

Nuggets make a point, prove that they’re the team to beat in the West

In a dominant Game 1 performance, Denver proved to the people who are picking Phoenix, Golden State or Los Angeles that they're for real
1 month ago

Kraken win Game 5, putting the Avs on the brink of getting bounced

In a crucial game, Seattle took the advantage in the series, heading home with a 3-2 lead and the chance to eliminate the defending champs
1 month ago

Nuggets survive and advance, as Nikola Jokic leads them to a win

On a night when shots weren't falling, Denver found a way to dispatch of a pesky Minnesota team, setting up a second-round showdown
1 month ago

Avs come out flat again, lose to Kraken and are in a first-round dogfight

For the fourth time in four games, Colorado was in an early lead; this time around, they're valiant comeback fell short, as the series is tied 2-2
1 month ago

Wolves delay the inevitable, but Nuggets talent will shine through

Denver had a chance to steal a game in which they didn't play well, leaving them disappointed as they head home for the next close-out chance
1 month ago

Despite off-the-ice drama, the Avalanche find a way to win in Seattle

Valeri Nichushkin was a late scratch and has left Seattle, creating another challenge for the battle-tested Avs to overcome in the playoffs
1 month ago

The Crayola Box Crew are the overlooked heroes of the Nuggets playoff run

What can you say about this amazing Denver Nuggets team that hasn't been blurted out already
1 month ago

In 48 seconds, the Avs rose from the ashes and got back in the series

Things were looking bleak at Ball Arena, until back-to-back goals in under a minute re-ignited the building and got the defending champs on track
1 month ago

The tone is different for the Avs heading into Game 2 against the Kraken

At today's morning skate, Colorado was focused, determined and ready to get back on track after falling behind in their opening-round series
2 months ago

When things started looking bleak for the Nuggets, MPJ rode to the rescue

After blowing a 21-point lead, Denver needed someone to save the day; Michael Porter Jr. was up to the task in his biggest playoff moment
2 months ago