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Shifting gears from “I hope they lose every game” to “I hope they stay hot and end up chasing 74 wins or 34 straight and wear themselves out.”
Paul Millsap (right quad strain) questionable for tomorrow vs. OKC.
Jamal Murray’s off the injury report.
I don’t know how people manage to write film studies that are less than 1500 words.
With that being said, I’ll have a massive film study up on Michael Porter Jr.’s rust and talent on @MileHighSports in the next hour or two.
Paul Millsap (right quadricep strain) is questionable for Saturday's matchup vs. the Thunder. Might make sense for Denver to rest him with the Nuggets hosting the Knicks on a back-to-back Sunday.
Nuggets forward Paul Millsap is questionable for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma City with a right quadriceps strain.
Jamal Murray is no longer on the Nuggets injury report.
Paul Millsap is on the report and is questionable with a right quadriceps strain.
“When I checked in he was like, ‘What’s up, young fella?’ That was crazy.”
Loved Michael Porter’s reaction to sharing the court with Carmelo Anthony, who entered the league in 2003, when Porter was only 5.
I am working through my Michael Porter Jr. film study right now and I wanted to point out the importance of his playing time real quick in a thread using two clips.
These are two bad errors, but these mistakes need to be made to learn from.
Think it’s important to note that last night, Malone made the joke everyone was thinking regarding Jamal Murray.
Praised him for playing through ... “Something I’ve never heard before ... a trunk contusion.”
Mason Plumlee has been a saving grace for MPJ on the defensive end. He’s made up for so many of his dumb rookie mistakes on the defensive end by somehow rotating across the paint and disrupting offenses.
Porter owes that man a dinner.
Linked by a number, Nikola Jokic and Carmelo Anthony arrived at complicated dance of Denver superstardom in wholly unique ways: theathletic.com/1457065/2019/1…
Last note on this Nuggets win: This felt like a pivotal point in the season. Denver gets a vintage offensive night to begin a really important homestand and Michael Porter Jr’s going to be in the rotation moving forward, which feels significant...three days before Dec. 15.
On night ‘Melo returns to Denver, a friend sent me this on IG of a court Anthony apparently built in Puerto Rico (San Juan).
Not only is court incredible, but if you look closely, court says Melo’s name on it. pic.twitter.com/jCyeobYkaQ
Malone was pleased with MPJ's minutes tonight.
"The more he plays -- and I'm going to continue to play him -- the more he gets those 1st Q, 2nd Q minutes ... the game's going to slow down for him. And when the game does slow down for him, I think he's got scary potential."
"We needed to come home and find a way to get a win and feel better about ourselves," said Michael Malone.
Nuggets snap 3-game losing streak in Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver.
Denver now 15-8 overall.
Fun story coming in the AM on Melo, Jokic, the No. 15 and the link of hoops stardom in Denver.
Tobias Harris with two KRIT songs on his playlist >>>
Nikola Jokic asked about knocking down a few 3-pointers:
Nikola: “Get going? I’m like 2-for-28.”
Reporter: It’s a little better than that.
Nikola: “Like 3-for-28.”
Nikola Jokic on the Nuggets shooting 18/36 from 3 tonight: “When we make shots I think we can beat everybody.”
Inside the NBA is discussing an inside joke that no one is privy to while the Nuggets vs Blazers highlights are playing without dissection or analysis in case you’re wondering why ratings are going down.
Malone on Porter’s pull-up transition 3: “I said, ‘Keep shooting it. Great shot, Mike. Keep shooting it.’” pic.twitter.com/NamTuOC4GU
Malone on MPJ: “The more he plays, and I’m going to continue to play him, the more he gets those 1st and 2nd quarter minutes where it’s just not the end of the game...the game’s going to slow down for him. And when the game does slows down I think he’s got scary potential.” pic.twitter.com/v6CGuMYh8X
Micheal Porter Jr. said that Carmelo Anthony was one of his favorite players growing up.
Said it was a bit surreal playing against him as Melo said something to him when he checked in.
Asked Malone about that missed transition 3-pointer from Porter. He confirmed that he did, indeed, tell him to keep shooting.
Malone also said once Porter gets comfortable he’s got “scary potential.”
Malone on Michael Porter Jr. making shots:”It can do a lot for his confidence but it can also allow him to take a deep breath. The more he plays and I am going to continue to play him.” #Nuggets
Jusuf Nurkic is wearing a “Kick him in the shin” T-shirt under his vibrant suit today.
The Nuggets now lead the league in Munders. 11 of em. pic.twitter.com/J1Mhtmucrx
Nuggets have guaranteed themselves no worse than a tie in the head to head series with the Trail Blazers after their win tonight.
Denver is 3-0 in their division and 2-0 against Portland.
In the #Nuggets two wins (2-0) vs. Portland this season, the 3-pointers have been the main story. They are 36/68 (52.9 percent) from the arc against Portland in those games — and 33.9 percent agasint the rest of the NBA. The Nuggets made 18-pointers (18/36) tonight.
This is the most encouraging win the Nuggets have had in weeks.
Blazers played well, but the Nuggets player their brand of basketball and dictated the pace all night long.
Their offense showed signs of life and their defense stayed strong.
Von Miller and Damian Lillard swaps jerseys after the game. Lillard leaves the court shirtless.
Second straight home game that Von Miller swaps with a player for the opposing team.
Carmelo Anthony is now 0-7 in Denver since being traded from the Nuggets.
Lillard leaves the court without a shirt on. Looks like he left with a Denver Broncos jersey.
Another jersey swap in the Mile High City.
Von Miller and Damian Lillard swapping jerseys.
Nikola Jokic has himself an aggressive and productive game tonight.
Nikola Jokic did not want to take the turnover on the final possession so he throws up a one-legged shot and it falls.
It was that kind of night for him.
The #Nuggets win 114-99 and get the bad taste out of their mouth from their road trip.
This was a game that they needed.
Nuggets needed this win, and coming off of the Philly effort, many sensed it was coming.
114-99 win over 'Melo and the Blazers snaps a 3-game losing streak to improve to 15-8 on the year.
Nuggets snap a three game losing streak and will move to 15-8 on the season with a 114-101 win over the Blazers.
Feel good win for the Nuggets. And Carmelo Anthony has STILL not won a game against the Nuggets at Pepsi Center.
Nuggets stop a three-game slide and get what feels like a big win over the Trail Blazers. Maybe this is the start of something promising with seven of the next nine at home. 'Melo still hasn't won in Denver since the 2011 trade.
People say Ja Morant needs to learn how to land. I'd say the same thing about Jerami Grant. Good lord.
With Jerami Grant playing so well and Paul Millsap being banged up, Denver’s next game against OKC on Saturday might be a good time to rest Millsap and start Grant.
Call up Vanderbilt, who has been good in the G-League, and create more minutes for MPJ.
One of the knocks for the #Nuggets in Thursday's game is how they have defended Hassan Whiteside.
He has 33 points on 15-21 shooting.
There has been a ton of energy spent slowing down Lillard and McCollum and Whiteside has surely made them pay.
Nuggets have 6 players in double figures and no 20-point scorers.
They have 25 assists against 10 turnovers.
Their bench has 55 points.
Denver has already hit 17 3-pointers.
This was the relentless offensive onslaught that many envisioned for the Nuggets.