2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
54-28, 1st in Northwest
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21hOhm Youngmisuk

Nuggets to stick with struggling Barton in lineup

The Nuggets will hang with struggling forward Will Barton in their starting lineup despite him making only one 3-point attempt in the first two games against the Spurs.

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2dOhm Youngmisuk

Nuggets coach used Clippers' rally as inspiration

With his team trailing 73-57 in the third quarter on Tuesday, Nuggets coach Mike Malone reminded the players of the Clippers' comeback on Monday against the Warriors. "The guys took it to heart," he said after Denver's win over the Spurs.

Malone used Clippers' comeback as inspiration in Nuggets' win (0:39)
Murray reveals what he ate, what got him going in 4th (0:37)
Murray gets a taste of fan's food (0:20)

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit in 114-105 win over Spurs

Jamal Murray missed his first eight shots before a scorching fourth quarter in which he scored 21 of his 24 points, leading the Denver Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Tuesday night and knotting their playoff series at a game apiece.

Murray's 21-point 4th quarter propels Nuggets to comeback win (1:37)
Murray gives Nuggets lead, Pop gets hit with tech (0:44)
Murray has crowd on their feet after back-to-back 3's (0:40)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Murray has finally come alive in the fourth quarter. After going 0-for-8 in the first three quarters, Murray has hit his first four shots in the fourth and scored 10 points to give the Nuggets a 102-99 lead with 3:41 remaining. Murray has brought the Pepsi Center to life. The place is incredibly loud but still feels ready to erupt. During the Nuggets' comeback, Gregg Popovich was so upset with the refs that he went almost all the way to the Nuggets bench on the sideline to yell at a ref and then received a technical when he didn't stop complaining.

White sneaks through defenders for slam (0:17)
Millsap bullies into the lane for two-handed jam (0:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nuggets desperately need Jamal Murray to snap out of his slump. After staying an hour following Game 1 to shoot shots, Murray has started Game 2 going 0-for-6 from the field. Will Barton has also struggled, going 1-for-9 overall, including 0-for-5 from 3. Denver won't survive with those two slumping and combining for just four points at the half.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Trailing by as much as 42-23, the Nuggets injected life into Pepsi Center with a 17-4 run. Nikola Jokic had seven points and two assists during the run but San Antonio never panicked. DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White helped keep San Antonio steady and take a 59-49 lead into the half. White has followed up his breakout Game 1 performance with 13 points in the first half, hitting several momentum-stopping baskets against the Nuggets.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Denver home crowd is getting anxious after the Spurs went on a 13-0 run to take a 41-23 lead with 8:28 remaining. Denver just can't seem to make shots, like in Game 1, and San Antonio is capitalizing. Denver coach Mike Malone got a technical after calling for timeout to try to slow down the Spurs' run.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Murray nearly brought the house down trying to start the game with what would have been a thunderous dunk. But he missed the contested dunk and his playoff struggles continued early in this game. The Denver shooting guard started Game 2 going 0-for-5 but he tried to attack the basket and did not take a 3-pointer in the first 13-plus minutes of this game after going 0-for-6 from behind the arc in Game 1.


Upset? Reacting to Game 1s

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han and Rachel Nichols offer overall thoughts from opening weekend (3:20), if any favored team should be worried (10:20), offseason anxiety (39:00) and more.


DeRozan leads Spurs past Nuggets in Game 1, 101-96

DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points and Derrick White had a key steal in the closing seconds in the San Antonio Spurs' 101-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.

White throws down on Millsap (0:32)
Murray turns it over on crucial possession (0:32)
DeRozan: Spurs 'came out aggressive' in Game 1 (1:09)
DeRozan dishes to Bertans for deep 3 (0:24)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Malone said before Game 1 that one thing this team was missing was a closer. But he said Nikola Jokic stepped up into that role this season, hitting game-winning shots. With Denver down 97-96 in the final minute, Jokic turned the ball over on a drive. And with 13.3 seconds left, still down one, the Nuggets turned to Jamal Murray, who missed a jumper. Murray had airballed a jumper a few moments earlier as well. And then down three, Murray lost the ball near halfcourt bringing it up as Denver wouldn't get a shot at tying the game late. Closing in the regular season is much different than closing in a playoff game.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.720th
Rebounds Per Game46.48th
Assists Per Game27.42nd
Points Allowed106.76th

Team History