Archive for December, 2008

Shaq still a scorer, Iverson doesn’t need to be

Shaquille O’Neal insists he is still a scorer. Allen Iverson is finding he no longer needs to be.

Monson: Jazz now an afterthought in division race

Troubled as this season has been for the Jazz, vexed by injuries and stupid statements made by a star player and a losing record on the road and already four losses at home, the same total as they lost at …

Martin lifts Nuggets to come-from-behind win

Kenyon Martin took a bounce pass from Chauncey Billups and drove for the go-ahead dunk with 9 seconds left Friday night to lift the Denver Nuggets to a 105-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.Andre Iguodala …

Court Awareness: Tuesday Review

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavilers are out to prove that they can beat any team in the Eastern or Western Conference.

With Anthony out, vital lesson learned

Behind the defensive leadership of Chauncey Billups and Kenyon Martin, the best thing about this season’s Nuggets is how reliable they are against bad teams.

Nuggets, Blazers Battle For Division Bragging Rights

The suddenly struggling Denver Nuggets welcome the Portland Trail Blazers to the Pepsi Center on Monday for the front end of a home-and- home series with first place in the NBA’s Northwest Division on the line.

Shaq could crack mark Sat. vs. Nuggets

The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets have been two of the NBA’s highest-scoring teams over the last several years, but both clubs have rededicated themselves to defense this season.

Who got better end of Iverson-Billups trade?

The biggest trade of the season is looking a bit lopsided so far. Allen Iverson thought he was going to a championship contender when the Nuggets sent him to Detroit for Chauncey Billups.

Cleveland Cavaliers (21-4) at Denver Nuggets (17-8),

The Cleveland Cavaliers resume a four-game road swing in the Rocky Mountains Friday when they face the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

Denver better off than Detroit following big trade

The biggest trade of the season is looking a bit lopsided so far. Allen Iverson thought he was going to a championship contender when the Nuggets sent him to Detroit for Chauncey Billups.

Iverson fined for foul language

The Detroit Pistons’ Allen Iverson was fined on Tuesday $25,000 for directing inappropriate language towards a fan.

Recap: Dallas vs. Denver

J.R. Smith scored 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting to lead the streaking Denver Nuggets to a 98-88 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas Mavericks to face rejuvenated Nuggets

Chauncey Billups’ arrival has rejuvenated the Denver Nuggets. But their revival actually started way before the point guard arrived in the trade last month for Allen Iverson.

Melo is third among West forwards in All-Star voting

Poll Whata TMs next for the Nuggetsa TM Carmelo Anthony after his NBA record-tying 33-point, one-quarter scoring effort? Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony recently told the Rocky Mountain News he hopes to start a …

Billups trade brings substance to Nuggets

Just about every team that has held up the NBA championship trophy lately has gambled somewhere along the way.