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Denver Nuggets

NBA Championships: 0

Last NBA Championship: N/A

Claim to Fame: The Nuggets are one of four ABA franchises that joined the NBA in 1976. The other three are the Spurs, the Pacers, and the Nets.

Claim to Shame: The Nuggets bottomed out with 11 wins in the 1997-98 season.

The Denver Nuggets entered the NBA in 1976 and were a powerhouse from the very beginning. The former ABA stalwarts won 50 games in their inaugural season and advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals, where they lost to the eventual champion Portland Trail Blazers.

Their early success spilled over into the next decade thanks to a stable of All-Star talent headlined by Alex English and Kiki Vandeweghe, a pair of gunners who never met a shot they didn’t like. Together they kept defenses on their heels and helped guide the Nuggets to nine straight playoff appearances from 1982 to 1990.

The Nuggets experienced something of a Rocky Mountain low in the 1990s with a string of sub .500 seasons, but bounced back again in 2003 after drafting Carmelo Anthony. The Syracuse product averaged 21 points and 6.8 rebounds as a rookie and led the team to a 26-game turnaround. Denver returned to the postseason in each of the next 10 years but only advanced past the first round once.

Denver had a dream season last year, as Nikola Jokic played at an All-NBA level and Jamal Murray took his game to an All-Star level as the Nuggets came a quarter away from reaching the Western Conference Finals after a hard fought series with the Portland Trail Blazers.

They opted to bring back everyone from last year’s 54 win outfit, including key vet Paul Millsap, and should be a top contender for the #1 seed in the West this season.

ATS Record

Overall Home Away
8-9-1 5-6-0 3-3-1

Over/Under Record

Overall Home Away
5-13-0 3-8-0 2-5-0

Team defense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 1 101.9
FG % 3 0.4
3P % 1 0.3
DREB 12 35.8
BPG 15 5
SPG 10 8

Team offense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 24 106.1
APG 6 25.9
FG % 23 0.4
3P % 24 0.3
OREB 4 11.1
TO 6 13.9

Team standings

Name Record Div Record Streak
DEN 13-5-0 2-0-0 2L
MIN 10-9-0 1-2-0 1L
OKC 8-11-0 0-3-0 2W
POR 8-13-0 2-1-0 1L
UTA 12-9-0 2-1-0 2L

Team leaders

Name Score Achievement
Jamal Murray 19 Points
Nikola Jokic 10 Rebounds
Nikola Jokic 6 Assists
Jamal Murray 2 Steals
Torrey Craig 1 Blocks

Injury reports

Player Injury Status Notes
Bol Bol Foot out Bol has sat out the past three games as he is on the mend from surgery on his left foot. He will not be available against the Lakers on Tuesday. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019
Jerami Grant Illness probable Grant is expected to play Tuesday versus the Lakers despite an illness. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019
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