Archive for February, 2008

NBA: Denver 138, Seattle 96

Allen Iverson scored 31 points Wednesday and Denver set a franchise record by making two-thirds of its shots in decimating Seattle 138-96. Denver converted on 59 of 88 attempts from the field to halt a … via Political Gateway

LINCICOME: Nuggets excuses getting old, very old

By Bernie Lincicome , Rocky Mountain News Originally published 05:11 p.m., February 24, 2008 Updated 05:11 p.m., February 24, 2008 Between Boston and Detroit, someone forgot to tell the Nuggets there is Chicago … via Denver Rocky Mountain News

Nuggets preview: Feb. 25 Pistons

TODAY: The Denver Nuggets play host to the Detroit Pistons in a 7 p.m. game at the Pepsi Center. via Boulder Daily Camera

Bucks 115 Nuggets 109

Michael Redd scored a season-high 42 points and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from 23 points down to beat the Denver Nuggets 115-109. Mo Williams added 26 points, including 20 in the second half, for Milwaukee. via WQAD-TV Moline

Gordon leads Bulls over Denver

“It was fun - we won a lot of games, we made it to the finals. I just wasn’t able to be myself. I think here they understand what I do - that’s moving without the ball, slashing, penetrating, making plays.”

Ben Gordon scored 37 points, and the revamped Chicago Bulls delivered one of their best offensive efforts in years, overcoming a surge by Denver to beat the Nuggets 135-121 Friday night. via Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Positive focus buys Cheeks a year

“I think we’re on an upward spiral”

Jim Lynam knows Maurice Cheeks. Lynam coached Cheeks when Cheeks played for the 76ers and has been Cheeks’ No. via

Boston Celtics (41-9) at Denver Nuggets (32-20), 9 p.m.

The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets both return from the All-Star break, as they battle tonight at the Pepsi Center. via Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Isiah will maintain the Knicks’ status quo

“And if your bigs aren’t playing well, then you might not be getting the guard play that you need.”

As the Knicks reunited Monday after the All-Star break, Isiah .Thomas told his players he doesn’t plan to make any changes before Thursday’s trade deadline. via Norwalk Advocate

Camaraderie beyond compare for Melo, A.I.

“I was just a fan for the simple fact that nobody ever had faith in him with his game”

Carmelo Anthony, giving a postgame interview last week, said he hoped to play alongside Iverson because “I always wanted to play with somebody who I can really relate to, on the court and off the court.” … via Rocky Mountain News

NBA All-Star game report

“The only difference is me being on the West”

Chauncey Billups earned All-Star status his way. Walton seeks more Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Bill Walton admires the Nuggets’ talent, but not where they are in the standings. via Rocky Mountain News

The stuff of legends

“I thought we were way ahead of our time. We had come in from the ABA, and we jostled a lot of feathers.”

Nuggets guard Fat Lever, right, of the West team blocks the path of Michael Jordan at an All-Star Game in Chicago. via Rocky Mountain News

Nuggets facing rough stretch, suddenly out of sync

“I don’t think we ever think about that as a playoff series”

If the Nuggets win eight of the 15 games they play without Carmelo Anthony, coach George Karl vows not to complain. via Denver Post

NBA: Orlando 109, Denver 98

A 23-point, 24-rebound performance from Dwight Howard Wednesday boosted Orlando to a 109-98 victory over Denver. via UPI

Nuggets 114, Heat 113

Observations from Tuesday’s 114-113 overtime loss to the Nuggets at AmericanAirlines Arena: Again, it was fun. via Miami Heat

Carmelo Gets Best of LeBron Again

“They are in a rebuilding phase now but I don’t think the process is going to take that long with them. You still have D-Wade, and Marion is a heck of a player. I think in the long run it’s going to make them a better team.”

Carmelo Anthony got the best of LeBron James, again. Kobe Bryant’s win in Miami meant less this time because Shaquille O’Neal no longer plays there.

Bryant scored 33 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers used a 16-2 second-half run to pull away and beat the Heat 104-94 Sunday in Miami’s first home game of its post-O’Neal era.

In Cleveland, Anthony scored 27 points and improved to 8-2 in his pro career against his good friend as the Nuggets beat James and the Cavaliers 113-83.

‘I know he hates losing to me,’ Anthony said with a laugh. Read more