For nearly two hours Tuesday, the first-year Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw had his team work on nothing but defense and defense and more defense.
The challenges as a rookie head coach are nothing compared to the tragedy Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw endured 20 years ago the night he lost his parents and his sister in a car accident.
Damian Lillard made up for the absence of fellow All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge by scoring 31 points in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 100-95 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
Kenneth Faried was called out for his timid play, dared to be more aggressive and take over games. That challenge came not from his coaches or teammates, but from members of his family.
Unless the nose-diving Denver Nuggets can turn things around, they’ll miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003, when they got Carmelo Anthony after a 17-65 season.
The Nuggets are back in action on the hardcourt Tuesday night when they host the Suns at the Pepsi Center, but they still don’t have a point guard.
Even with a new coach, the Denver Nuggets still love to push the basketball. That’s exactly what they did best Sunday night against short-handed Sacramento.
Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 25 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers 109-96 Saturday night.
After a 117-103 loss to the Suns on Sunday night the Nuggets have lost four of five.
y Lawson scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer with less than a minute to play, and the Denver Nuggets snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 111-108 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.