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.
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.
The Washington Wizards, pushing for their first playoff berth since 2008, acquired disgruntled point guard Andre Miller from the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in a three-way trade that also involves the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Nuggets announced on Thursday that center JaVale McGee will undergo surgery and will be out for the rest of the season.
Andre Miller scored nine of his season-high 15 points in the fourth quarter and the Nuggets defeated the winless Jazz 100-81 on Monday night.
Nuggets starting center JaVale McGee is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his lower left leg
Brian Shaw had to sweat out his first win as an NBA coach right to the final horn. When it was finally over, relief trumped joy.
By the time January rolls around Brian Shaw envisions his team fully embracing his system, one that hinges on half-court sets, a powerful presence in the paint and smothering defense.
Chris Paul scored career preseason high of 40 points and added 11 assists to lead to the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-111 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
Ty Lawson and Jordan Hamilton scored 15 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-88 Sunday night in their preseason debut under new coach Brian Shaw.