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Anthony Lifts Nuggets Past Wolves 99-91

Without Kevin Garnett, there might be a lot of games like this for these young Timberwolves. Minnesota outplayed Denver for most of Friday night, but couldn’t come up with the big shots down the stretch and Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points to rally the Nuggets to a 99-91 victory.

Playing the first game in 13 years without Garnett, the Timberwolves raced to an early lead, but Anthony, Allen Iverson and the Nuggets rode an overwhelming advantage at the free throw line to the win.

Iverson shot just 4-for-14 from the field, but still managed 24 points thanks to his 15-for-16 performance at the line. Marcus Camby added 14 points, 21 rebounds and six blocks for Denver Read more

Moe taking job one year at a time

“Just seeing him in uniform is very, very special”

Nuggets assistant coach Doug Moe no longer worries about the big picture. A frame-by-frame focus is just fine. via Denver Post

Anthony Scores 32 in Nuggets’ Win

Kevin Durant’s shot was off in his NBA debut, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Seattle SuperSonics 120-103 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Durant scored 18 points in 31 minutes, but shot just 7-of-22.

Carmelo Anthony bottled up the rookie on defense, and showed him a move or two on offense. Anthony finished with 32 points, making three 3-pointers.

Allen Iverson had 25 points and 14 assists, and Linas Kleiza chipped in 18 points and hit five 3-pointers.

Durant was taken by the Sonics with the No. 2 pick in the draft last June. He scored his first NBA point on a free throw about 10 1/2 minutes into the game, and had his first airball two minutes later on a short jumper in the lane. Durant’s initial basket came on a driving layup late in the first quarter. He showed no effects of a gimpy ankle, which he sprained on Oct. 23. Read more

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“And they were talented and they played really, really good together.”

On April 18, 1988, six days before the Nuggets won their team-record 54th game, a sweaty Doug Moe gathered the media in his McNichols Sports Arena office after a win that night in an attempt to quell the … via Denver Post

Monday’s Nuggets report

“It’d be crazy to say that any team I’m on is not my team. I feel it is my team. But it’s Melo’s team as well. It’s Marcus’ team. It’s Kenyon’s team. It’s all of our team. . . . It’s even George’s squad.”

By Aaron J. Lopez, Rocky Mountain News and The Associated Press October 30, 2007 Starting at power forward . via Rocky Mountain News

Western Conference by division

In order of predicted finish NORTHWEST DIVISION Denver: The Nuggets’ legitimacy depends largely on the health of Kenyon Martin. via Detroit News

Atkins out six to eight weeks

Chucky Atkins knew it was bad. He didn’t know it would be this bad. The Nuggets announced Saturday they expect Atkins, who had an MRI, to be out six to eight weeks with a severe right groin strain. via Rocky Mountain News

Strawberry buzzer beater downs Nuggets

Rookie D.J. Strawberry ’s three-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining lifted Phoenix to a 116-113 pre-season victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, as the Suns celebrated all-star Amare Stoudemire ’s … via TSN.ca

Nugs’ Karl still looking for answers

“I need a little bit of conditioning.”

George Karl sat down with his staff Monday to discuss the state of the Nuggets as the preseason winds to its conclusion. via Denver Post

Recap: Denver vs. Milwaukee

Allen Iverson scored 21 points, as the Denver Nuggets dropped the Milwaukee Bucks, 114-102, in preseason action at the Pepsi Center. via Miami Herald

Sunday’s Nuggets report

“I understand the odds, I understand the situation”

By Chris Tomasson and Aaron J. Lopez, Rocky Mountain News October 22, 2007 Iverson’s future Allen Iverson has been saying since March he wants to finish his career in Denver. via Denver Rocky Mountain News

Nuggets preview: Major progress expected

Nuggets preview: No excuses for anything less than success Maybe George Karl is unaware of his basketball history, but he’s been talking about shattering the Nuggets’ all-time record for wins. via CBS SportsLine.com

Gold Rush For Nuggets

“It’s Fantastic!”, the Nuggets new slogan should be “Just good enough to get blown out in the playoffs.”

This may the first and only time I ever write this statement but here goes….. Since the Rockies are watching and waiting, let’s talk about the Broncos, or maybe, the Nuggets? Yeah, seriously–the Nuggets. via CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Smith drops 33 preseason points

Nuggets SG J.R. Smith scored 33 points in Wednesday’s preseason game at Detroit, playing just over 30 minutes off the bench. via CBS Sportsline.com

Shooter Hayes scores with Pistons

“I couldn’t ask to be anywhere else.”

NBA fans heading to Van Andel Arena for tonight’s preseason game between the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets may or may not see a lot of Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony, but they should see plenty of … via Grand Rapids Press