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DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles the ball against Raymond Felton #20 of the Denver Nuggets and Nene Hilario #31 of the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2011 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Thunder 104-101 to stay alive as the Thunder lead the series 3-1 over the Nuggets.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Did Trigger-Happy Westbrook Shoot Too Much?

After he makes a big shot, Russell Westbrook likes to gesture with his hands as though they’re pistols and then blow the pretend smoke away.

04/26/2011

DENVER, CO - APRIL 25:  Ty Lawson #3 of the Denver Nuggets celebrates after hitting a three point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 25, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Copyright (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Lawson’s 27 Helps Keep Denver Alive

Ty Lawson scored a career playoff-high 27 points and J.R. Smith and Danilo Gallinari hit clutch shots down the stretch to help Denver beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 on Monday night as the Nuggets avoided a first-round sweep.

04/25/2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 20 : Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets drives to the basket on April 20, 2011 in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at the Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Copyright: (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets Regroup, Down 0-2 To Thunder

Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith says there is a “strong possibility” he will sign elsewhere after the season.

04/21/2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 17 : on April 17, 2011 in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at the Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Confirms Thunder’s Go-Ahead Basket Was Illegal

The NBA says Kendrick Perkins’ basket with 1:05 left that put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead to stay in a 107-103 playoff win against the Denver Nuggets should have been waved off as basket interference.

04/18/2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 13:  Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz plays against Gary Forbes #0 of the Denver Nuggets at EnergySolutions Arena on April 13, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hayward Scores 34 Points, Jazz Beat Nuggets

Rookie Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 34 points and hit five 3-pointers to give the Utah Jazz a 107-103 victory over playoff-bound Denver in the season finale for both teams Wednesday night.

04/13/2011

DENVER, CO - APRIL 11: The Denver Nuggets versus the Golden State Warriors on April 11, 2011 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bird Soars As Nuggets Win 50th

J.R. Smith’s 22 points led nine Nuggets in double figures and Kosta Koufos tied his career high with 18 points in Denver’s 134-111 win over Golden State on Monday night.

04/11/2011

SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 01:  JR Smith #5 of the Denver Nuggets. Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith’s Late Flurry Lifts Nuggets Past Mavs

J.R. Smith broke a tie in the final minutes with a layup and immediately followed with a jumper, lifting the Denver Nuggets to a 104-96 victory over the struggling and short-handed Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

04/06/2011

DENVER - APRIL 5: The Denver Nuggets versus the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 5, 2011 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Durant Leads Thunder Past Nuggets 101-94

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 101-94 Tuesday night in a possible first-round playoff preview.

04/05/2011

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Big 4th Quarter Helps Nuggets Beat Lakers In LA

Danilo Gallinari scored 22 points, Kenyon Martin scored six of his 18 in the final 3:24, and the Denver Nuggets hung on for their sixth straight win, 95-90 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

04/03/2011

Toronto Raptors v Denver Nuggets

Nuggets Snap 2-Game Skid With Rout Of Raptors

Ty Lawson scored 23 points and Denver’s smothering defense forced 23 turnovers, helping the Nuggets snap a two-game skid with a 123-90 rout of the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

03/21/2011

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