Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets

Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets

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Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2) play against the Denver Nuggets (1-1) at Ball Arena

Game Time: 9:00 PM EDT on Monday October 25, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers 99, Denver Nuggets 87 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Denver Nuggets 3P% by player so far this year is like a post mortem on modern offense. pic.twitter.com/rNlaNyH1tK1:41 AM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
“I’ll be honest, last year we probably would have crumbled in that situation”
#Cavs show maturity & toughness in stunner against Denver. There are signs that the team is growing up
cleveland.com/cavs/2021/10/c…1:40 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets offense generated just five attempted corner threes tonight. – 1:16 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
I was dead wrong on the postgame show. This is the fourth time in franchise history that the Nuggets have started their season by holding their first three opponents under 100 points, per Nuggets PR. They did it in 96-97, 02-03 and in 2018-19 under Malone. – 1:12 AM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Kevin Love on the Ricky Rubio-Facundo Campazzo dustup: “That was funny, that would’ve been one of the worst fights I’ve ever seen in my life” – 1:10 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Malone may have laid the groundwork for Bones to play tomorrow in Denver’s B2B: “Bones Hyland has not played not because he’s not good enough or he hasn’t shown it. I’m giving opportunities to other guys. I know what Bones brings to the table and he showed that tonight…” (1/2) – 1:04 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Clippers 116, Blazers 86 | Final |
LA had 21 steals tonight. Per the team: Since 1983-84, it’s tied for the second-most steals in franchise history and the most steals since the Clippers had 21 on 11/8/91 vs. Denver. – 1:00 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The Clippers become the 28th team to win a game this season, blowing out the Trail Blazers 116-86. Last time Clippers won, it was Monday night preseason opener when it rained in LA. Do with that what you will.
Clippers back at Staples Wednesday for Cavaliers, in Portland Friday. – 12:52 AM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds tonight (0-40% on Y!):
Shallow
Alex Caruso
12 team
Franz Wagner
Kevin Love
Nassir Little
Pat Connaughton
Grayson Allen
Deep
Bones Hyland
Josh Jackson
Grant Williams
Anfernee Simons
Nick Richards
Already posted NBA 3 Ball! Lots to cover!
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/est…12:50 AM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Will Barton said he needs to take more responsibility on offense, especially with Murray not playing. Said he’s a playmaker, and needs to be a high assist guy. Either get a good shot for himself or for a teammate, mentioned this is one way he can help MPJ get open looks. – 12:14 AM
Katy Winge @katywinge
According to Jokić the Nuggets need to play simple basketball to clean up some of the turnovers.
Mentioned sometimes the team has been trying to make plays when a play isn’t there. – 12:12 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Will Barton: “I have to be a high assist guy.”
Said that he had high assists on first two games and Denver won. Low assist total tonight and he lost.
Barton has been the de facto PG this year and wants that challenge. – 12:09 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic on his concern level about the offense: “Maybe this is reality. Hopefully it’s not reality to have (22) turnovers.” – 12:05 AM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Sexton took 11 shots tonight (made 4), scored 14 pts, played 25 min. And I’m totally OK with that – 11:53 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
I like Ricky Rubio more with every game! – 11:49 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Before we get tooooooo carried away, Nuggets 9-38 on 3s. Some of that good D. Some of that slower tempo. Some of it simply Denver shooting lousy – 11:48 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
What does it look like when a young team starts growing up and learning from mistakes? A lot like Monday night in Denver
cleveland.com/cavs/2021/10/c…11:43 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach said this postgame so I feel like I can share this tidbit now…
Nearly every single huddle I was listening in to tonight, Malone mentioned “take care of the ball, take care of the paint.”
Denver gave up 56 points in the paint.
Turned the ball over 22 times for 32 points. – 11:40 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
For #Cavs: Love, team-hi 22pts, 8-13FG, 6reb in 21min off bench; Allen, 21pts, 10-11FG, team-hi 16reb, contained Jokic (still 24, 19, but 6 TO); Sexton, 14pts, 3-5 3ptFG: Markkanen, 12pts, 4stl; Mobley, 10pts, 4-8FG, 8reb, blk; Rubio/Garland, combined 15asst. pic.twitter.com/KQc2KeZJoH11:37 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach Malone said the Nuggets couldn’t hit a shot tonight, and said Denver was soft offensively.
“We never thought attack, we thought settle all night long.” – 11:31 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
So much to love about feisty #Cavs big 99-87 win to tip off roadie in DEN; were the more physical team all night; big nights for Allen, Love; CLE goes on late 19-3 run, holds DEN to 41%FG, 9-38 3ptFG + 17pts in 4Q; avenge sweep & bad loss here last year. pic.twitter.com/0sIuc8iLgK11:30 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Have really enjoyed Cleveland’s last two games. They’re going to be pretty good against teams that are willing to play slow with them.
Nuggets just don’t have enough backcourt firepower right now to truly take advantage of the Cavs’ defensive deficiencies on perimeter. – 11:24 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Heading to the Loser’s Lounge for the first time this season. Let’s try to figure out what just happened.
🤡 Emoji emotions
🚌 MPJ on the struggle bus
🦴 Bones Hyland Debut
youtube.com/watch?v=I8LnK7…11:22 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
That wraps things up in Denver, as the #Cavs snag a big win to open up this five-game road trip over the Nuggets, 99-87.
Let’s keep in mind this is just the fourth game of the season. But this was a really good lesson for the Cavs in closing out games in the fourth quarter. – 11:19 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Bones was Denver’ 5th leading scorer tonight.
He played 10 minutes.
He scored 7 points. – 11:19 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jarrett Allen with 21 PTS, 16 REB, 10-11 FG tonight.
He is the first player with a 20/15 game on 90% shooting since…
Jarrett Allen on Feb 24, who was the first to do it since…
Jarrett Allen on Feb 21. pic.twitter.com/TypzH9PbUO11:18 PM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Monday
Chris Duarte, 18 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast
Jalen Suggs, 15 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 4-8 from 3
Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Scottie Barnes, 13 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk, 6-8 from field
Evan Mobley, 10 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk – 11:18 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets have played two games at home so far (win vs. Spurs, loss vs. Cavs). They’re currently shooting 18-67 from 3 at Ball Arena. Denver’s five-man bench unit — Facu, Rivers, Dozier, Green, Green — combined to go 1-11 from distance tonight. The starters didn’t have it either. – 11:17 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
That’s an ugly showing to an upstart Cavs team. Nuggets finish with 22 turnovers (for 32 CLE points).
Denver drops its first game of the season, falling 99-87. – 11:17 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Final rotations for the Nuggets in an U-G-L-Y loss to the Cavs that was absolutely expected.
-Starters get off to a bad start
-Bench plays a bit better
-Starters continue their malaise
-Bench plays terribly in 2nd stint
-Starters let go of the rope
The offense is a problem. pic.twitter.com/cE6pOxoTu811:17 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
The Nuggets understand that they have a game not even 24 hours away from this and were outplayed tonight against Cleveland.
Denver waved the white flag and have Hyland, Howard, Bol, Nnaji and Cornelie in to close the game. – 11:15 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Dylan Windler checks into his first game of the season with less than 2 minutes to play. – 11:15 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
This game began with Jokic getting dunked on and went downhill from there. – 11:14 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Malone is emptying the bench. Denver plays Utah tomorrow night in Utah. – 11:13 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
The Nuggets scored 10 points in the first 9+ minutes of the fourth. More turnovers than assists.Putrid evening all around. – 11:11 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Nuggets might get a munder and still get blown out. – 11:10 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets just committed their 20th turnover. The starters committed 15 of them. Just a really bad offensive unit today. – 11:10 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Really felt like Denver was set up to lay an egg so I’m not surprised by this game. It’s why I advised bettors to take the Cavs +10 in my story for @Colorado_Play. Denver does this with a tough matchup against a division opponent looming & they’ve had issues all year. – 11:09 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Sometimes teams are just bad matchups for each other. Denver got Aaron Gordon to guard big wings. Cleveland doesn’t have one of those, so Gordon is a little bit without someone to guard. – 11:03 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets turnovers through their first three games:
19 (at Suns)
21 (vs. Spurs)
19 (tonight with 5:28 left in the 4th) – 11:03 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nuggets up to 19 turnovers and now trail by 16. Gut-check time. – 11:02 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Monte Morris being mistake prone these last two games hasn’t helped. – 11:02 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Denver is gonna play such a good game in Utah tomorrow night. You can’t play like this and not respond – 10:59 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Another ugly stint for this five-man Nuggets bench. That group just gave up a 12-2 run over the last four minutes, and Michael Malone brings his starters in way earlier than usual — at the nine minute mark of the 4th. – 10:58 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
This all bench second unit for the Nuggets is getting worked at the start of the 4th for the second straight night. Considering Austin Rivers is their best creator, we shouldn’t consider it a surprise. – 10:57 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nuggets trail by 13, their biggest deficit of the game. Malone’s going back to the starters with 9:08 left. – 10:57 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
A friend of mine loves the NBA, but hasn’t been able to watch ball. I was explaining Evan Mobley to him and I said “He’s like Chris Bosh, but a more modern version of Chris Bosh.”
It felt weird, because it’s not like Bosh has been gone all that long. But I think I did alright! – 10:56 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Cleveland just played through Mobley for four straight possessions and got 10 points because he made the right read and play every single time – 10:53 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
This season. Denver has been bad from 3, aren’t creating free throws, and are turning the ball over far too often. Winning with those issues is incredibly difficult in the NBA and it’s finally biting Denver in the ass. – 10:53 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
This bench unit is making easy mistakes defensively that are killing Denver. – 10:52 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Rubio vs. Facu, the NBA’s take on El Clásico. pic.twitter.com/sygGVGBQ2O10:52 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Nuggets have 17 assists and 16 turnovers through 3 quarters. They’re shooting 24% on 31 threes, have gotten 10 fewer free throws, 16 total bench points and trail by just 5. Denver’s gonna need a monster effort from Jokic, and maybe someone else can chip in if the mood strikes. – 10:51 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
What a start to the 4th by PJ Dozier grabbing the steal and finishing with a dunk. – 10:51 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Joker just gotta got to work in the fourth….and MPJ gotta make some shots – 10:50 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Kevin Love: 20 points
Nuggets bench: 16 points
Need someone to step up. – 10:49 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Jokic is just unbelievable. The Nuggets are an abomination that cannot make a shot outside of him, and despite all his assists dying at the rim he’s got 22 points and 18 boards with a whole quarter to go. – 10:46 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Cavs-Nuggets is so heated right now, easily one of the more entertaining games of the new year thus far. – 10:45 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic has 22 points and 18 rebounds, I repeat 22 points and 18 rebounds.
It is the THIRD quarter still. – 10:45 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Me: damn refs, call a foul already, the Nuggets are getting jobbed
Cursed monkey paw: *1 finger curls slowly in* – 10:44 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
How many of these Nuggets runs can #Cavs fend off? – 10:44 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
everyone out there in the world who loves FIBA should know Ricky Rubio and Facu are about to fight. – 10:43 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Facu Campazzo and Ricky Rubio were charging at each other and having words like a featherweight HBO face-off.
They get the double-tech. – 10:40 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Yeah Rubio has every reason to be upset there. That was bullshit – 10:40 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Rubio vs. Campazzo😂 – 10:40 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
were the word exchanged in the Facu/Rubio nose to nose English or Spanish I need to know – 10:40 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Aaron Gordon pulling that three in transition… – 10:40 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Facu vs. Rubio rumble. – 10:39 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic is turning the ball over at a high rate. Just not sharp in this one despite gaudy numbers.
But making up for it in other ways and continuing to take chances. – 10:38 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Jarrett Allen is EVERYWHERE. – 10:38 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Denver kept grinding despite shots not falling but now they have 3s from Gordon and Porter in addition to Barton providing a spark m. Denver has to capitalize now. – 10:36 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nuggets get the momentum back after a solid stretch and cut the deficit to three.
The defense turns it on and are getting out on the break. – 10:35 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Who put the Washington Generals out here in Nuggets jerseys tonight? – 10:34 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets are getting hammered at the rim tonight, but there haven’t been very many whistles tonight. Another night where Denver’s FTAs are low. – 10:34 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Evan Mobley just made two defensive plays that men his size have no business making – 10:33 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
By the way, Will Barton III has 12 assists and 0 turnovers so far this season. His control with the ball in his hands has been big for the Nuggets as they find their rhythm on offense. – 10:32 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Cavs go to a zone for some reason and MPJ finally hits a three. – 10:30 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Led by Jarrett Allen, #Cavs are playing HARD. J.B. Bickerstaff always says the two musts are: Be the most competitive and most selfless team every night. – 10:25 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
And we get another timeout less than three minutes into the third quarter. #Nuggets come out with three turnovers and a couple blown defensive assignments. Now up to 11 TOs on the night.
Cavs up to 32 points in the paint. – 10:25 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
This is an insulting level of attention to detail the Nuggets starters are putting out there today. All five. – 10:25 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
I would once again like to ask the Nuggets to make a damn shot. – 10:23 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs and Nuggets combined to shoot 7-of-32 from 3-point range in the first half. Cavs were 3-11. Nuggets were 4-21. – 10:20 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Hope you’re ready to stay up late; fun one brewing in DEN – #Cavs up at H, 50-46; Love, team-hi 14pts in 12min off bench; Allen, 11pts, 5-6FG, 8reb, making Jokic work; Markkanen, 7pts, 2reb, 2asst, 2stl; Mobley, 4pts, 4reb, blk. pic.twitter.com/Hcji4Edhj410:13 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
At the half, #Cavs manage to hold a 50-46 lead. Kevin Love leads the team in scoring with 14 points. Jarrett Allen up to 11 points and 8 rebounds.
Evan Mobley recorded a block in the first half, and now has a block in each of his first 4 regular season games. – 10:11 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic is carrying the scoring load again for Denver tonight: 15 points and 12 rebounds but four first-half turnovers. Also, with 51 seconds left in the 2nd, Malone subbed Jeff Green in for MPJ, and Porter was not happy about it walking back to the bench. That was obvious. – 10:11 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Halftime rotations for the Nuggets, who expanded to 11 players and went with Bones instead of PJ Dozier.
Bench was good. pic.twitter.com/3I7IEfqeip10:09 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic got off to the rockiest start you can think of but has bounced back. He’s up to 15 points & 12 rebounds with not much help offensively.
MPJ, Gordon & Barton added five points apiece & Denver trails 50-46.
If you’re Coach Malone, what’s your message to the team? – 10:09 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic just got a superstar foul call there right before the half.
Gets to go to the line for 3 FT’s as Garland got caught trying to foul.
Jokic is on his way to a monster game but the Nuggets trailing at the half. – 10:05 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
WOAH! They rarely give that call to the offensive player at the end of a quarter. Jokic gets it and hits all three free throws, scoring six straight to finish the half. J.B. Bickerstaff is HEATED. So is Darius Garland. – 10:05 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Really weird moment. Malone subs in Jeff Green for MPJ and MPJ walks to bench with his hands raised, like, what did I do? Sub came at the :51 second mark. – 10:04 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
MPJ just isn’t ready to play on defense today. He’s getting benched for Dozier right now. – 10:02 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Didn’t realize the Nuggets would be coming to Utah on the second night of a B2B. – 10:01 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Evan Mobley has a block tonight, giving him at least one in every NBA game he has played thus far. – 10:00 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
This Nuggets-Cavs game is like a bad college game. – 9:58 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets are currently 3-of-19 from three-point range. That’s been the killer. Most of the looks have been *fine* but are mostly rushed. – 9:58 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Kevin Love the first player on the team in double figures tonight. He’s being really aggressive. – 9:57 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
That Nikola dime to MPJ was sensational. He noticed a Cavs player with his back turned in transition and picked it apart. – 9:56 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Kevin Love settled for a contested 18-footer in a one-on-one with Campazzo LOL – 9:55 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Will Barton is like the NBA’s version of a slinky. – 9:54 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets turned several A-level shots into a turnover just now by overpassing. – 9:54 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Bones Hyland on the board with a mid-range pullup and then a 3-pointer.
He’s incredibly confident in the pick and roll and it opens up the rest of the game.
The bench seemed to love him scoring his first career points. – 9:46 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
People here in Denver seem to REALLY like Bones Hyland. – 9:45 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Bones Hyland gets his first NBA bucket, a smooth pull-up jumper from the mid-range going to his right. Then he drains a catch-and-shoot 3 from the left wing on Denver’s next possession. Ball Arena’s buzzing again. – 9:45 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bones Hyland with his first NBA bucket. Drains a mid-range on his second shot of the night. – 9:44 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Insane dump-off by Facu Campazzo to find Jeff Green for the open dunk. Campazzo is very active early on in this one. – 9:42 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Cavs up 29-24 after one. #Nuggets playing a little lethargic (hence the Bones sub)…
Cleveland shooting 57%, Denver at 50, but with five turnovers.
Jokic and Gordon with 12 combined, no one else with more than three. – 9:38 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Facu Campazzo knocks down his first 3-pointer of the season to cut the deficit and the Nuggets have some momentum. – 9:36 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
With the Nuggets struggling against the Cavaliers it looks like Bones Hyland is making his season debut. – 9:34 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Bones Hyland is checking in for the Denver Nuggets. – 9:33 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Bones Hyland to the scorer’s table with the Nuggets down 26-17 late in the first. – 9:33 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bones Hyland is checking in. – 9:33 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets enter the all-bench unit minutes at -7 on the scoreboard. – 9:32 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Jokic is 1-4 from the field with two turnovers in the first eight minutes. Jarrett Allen holding his own on defense early. – 9:26 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Michael Porter Jr. picks up two quick fouls and is headed to the bench.
Felt like this was a perfect breakout spot for him but now has to try and find a rhythm after a bench stint. – 9:26 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Cedi Osman remains the backup wing tonight despite Dylan Windler being healthy and J.B. Bickerstaff saying Windler earned an opportunity with his play in the preseason. – 9:24 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Aaron Gordon is going HARD at the rim. Gets another And-1 to go. This time on Jarrett Allen in transition. – 9:23 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
we have our first graveyard of the season. Lauri Markkanen just sent the MVP into the earth. pic.twitter.com/czruQQvpOX9:22 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Ricky Rubio comes in early for #Cavs Darius Garland. There are two possibilities for that. 1. Garland won’t play his usual minutes as he returns from that ankle injury. 2. The early sub pattern is really the only logical path to making sure Rubio plays “starter’s minutes” – 9:20 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Aaron Gordon’s off to another strong start. Just went hard at Mobley for an and-one, and already with a couple strong contests at the rim on the other end. – 9:17 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
AG just made an excellent move on Evan Mobley to get himself an And-1. It’s been a little wild with him going to the rim this season, but that was good. – 9:17 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
“Tony Brothers, Jokic’s favorite official” – Scott Hastings spitting sarcastic truths. – 9:15 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Such a great test tonight for #Cavs $100 million man Jarrett Allen against Jokic. – 9:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I just saw what Lauri Markkanen did to Nikola Jokic.
I assume Finland and Serbia are now at war. – 9:14 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Lauri Markannen on Nikola Jokic on the first play of the game pic.twitter.com/uCSyaE1I3y9:14 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Alright, Tony Brothers is getting started early with Jokic. – 9:13 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Jokic just got POSATERIZED by Markkenen lmfao. He better go for 50 now. – 9:12 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Uh, Lauri just baptized Joker. Oops. – 9:11 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jokic introduced 3rd. Porter introduced last in starting lineups. Lmao. – 9:08 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Keys to the game
Nuggets vs Cavs
🔑 push the pace – 17.5 FBPS / game
🔑 defend the paint – Sexton & Garland especially, wall off
🔑 take care of it – 20 turnovers /game, get that number down
#MileHighBasketball 
pic.twitter.com/RY9ZgNq9UH8:46 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nuggets starters: Monte, Will, AG, MPJ and Nikola. – 8:45 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jamal Murray is currently shooting left handed in the dark. Gotta love it. – 8:43 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Nuggets pregame show is live.
youtube.com/watch?v=eAsCVm…8:36 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters: Morris, Barton, Porter Jr, Gordon, Jokic – 8:33 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone on recent chat he had with Bones Hyland about biding his time and that every rookie has a different path: “I told Bones that, Jamal didn’t start, Nikola didn’t start, Michael Porter as a rookie probably had 15 DNP’s. And now he’s a max player. America’s great.” – 8:24 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs starting five for tonight’s game against Denver. Garland back in the lineup.
Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen – 8:19 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs starters are what you expect based on when Garland plays. – 8:19 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
A source just texted that barring something late and unforeseen prior to tip #Cavs Darius Garland is “good to go” – 8:11 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
Will Barton is off to a good start, averaging 16.0 pts on 48% shooting and 50% from the 3-point line in 2 games.
“Will, he’s impacting the game on so many levels right now,” #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said, “starting with his defense. Then his rebounding, then his playmaking.” – 7:34 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Sounds like Darius Garland will play tonight for Cleveland. He was listed as questionable with an ankle sprain. Nuggets coach Michael Malone said slowing Garland and Collin Sexton was a main priority. – 7:28 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone pregame: “I think Will Barton in two games has been great defensively.” Barton helped hold Devin Booker to 3-15 shooting in the opener. At halftime vs. the Spurs he asked to guard Keldon Johnson. Nuggets held Johnson to 9 pts in the 2nd half. He had 18 in the 1st. – 7:22 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Rudy Gay (OUT – right heel surgery) is the only player on the Utah Jazz’s injury report for tomorrow night’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Hoping to have a bit more clarity on his timeline to return later today. – 6:27 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Quin Snyder is a big fan of the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic. He just doesn’t like scouting him https://t.co/vT94sWDR9g pic.twitter.com/GLNla05tf56:24 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
I have two tickets to tonight’s Nuggets game I am giving away to whoever answers this question first:
Nuggets play the Cavs tonight. When Denver was in Cleveland on February 19, what significant thing happened in that game? – 5:30 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Tony Jones is here!
We run through the NBA’s first week through the eyes of its title contenders. We end up hitting on a ton of teams, but focus a lot on BKN, LAL, MIL, PHI, ATL, PHX, DEN, UTA, DAL, LAC
SUBSCRIBE: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gam…4:19 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
it is pretty frightening to think about what evan mobley is gonna be like defensively in a few years – 4:06 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs rookie Evan Mobley was one of the nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the Week. He did not win tho. Miles Bridges of the Hornets did. Stephen Curry got the honor in the Western Conference. – 3:35 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Washington Wizards point guard Spencer Dinwiddie received votes for Eastern Conference Player of the Week, alongside Seth Curry (PHI), Kevin Durant (BKN), Tyler Herro (MIA), Zach LaVine (CHI), Evan Mobley (CLE) and Julius Randle (NYK). – 3:34 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff made it sound as if both Darius Garland (ankle) and Dylan Windler (hip) will be available to play tonight in Denver after going through both parts of shootaround. No official word tho.
“I think there’s a possibility that they’ll play,” Bickerstaff said. – 3:20 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Darius Garland (ankle) and Dylan Windler (hip), who are both listed as questionable, went through both parts of shootaround here in Denver. They were also out on the floor putting up shots after.
J.B. Bickerstaff said, “I think there’s a possibility that they’ll play. – 3:18 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the nuggets came in as the best team in the league in our inaugural power ranking. here’s the blurb i wrote about them, and their big beautiful mvp: https://t.co/lVNdJwqEqP pic.twitter.com/1r8PEqwbgy3:07 PM

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