Less than a month after winning the NBA’s Coach of the Year award, Karl’s tenure with the Nuggets is over after 8½ seasons. His departure comes shortly after Masai Ujiri, the league’s executive of the year, left to become GM of the Toronto Raptors.
Danilo Gallinari says he will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on his left knee next week and is hoping to be back on the court for the Denver Nuggets around February.
Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets is not something the point guard could say for sure.
The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.
Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 26 points to help the Denver Nuggets snap a three-game losing streak by beating the Boston Celtics 97-90 Tuesday night.
The Celtics start the post-All Star game portion of their season with a five game road trip out West. But even with the tough trip and Thursday’s trade deadline staring them down, Boston’s focus be on winning.
Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 118-114 triple overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
The Celtics attempt to win a seventh game in a row without All-Star Rajon Rondo Sunday night and prevent the Nuggets from a 10th straight victory.
Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant’s late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers’ stars got plenty of help from their supporting cast in a 92-88 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night for a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.