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Timberwolves-Nuggets Averages 1.57M Viewers On ESPN

Apr 11, 2024 11:56 PM

Wednesday night's matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets averaged 1.57 million viewers on ESPN.

The number represented the largest sports audience of the day.

The lead-in game between the Mavs and Heat averaged 1.23 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

Nuggets-Clippers Averages 1.47M Viewers Across TNT, truTV

Apr 6, 2024 1:47 PM

Thursday night's matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers averaged 1.47 million viewers across TNT and truTV, up from last year's Nuggets-Suns matchup (1.1 million viewers).

The Kings and Knicks lead into the game with 1.13 million viewers.

The NIT title matchup between Seton Hall and Indiana State averaged 1.41 million viewers on ESPN.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Hornets To Interview Charles Lee, David Adelman, Jordi Fernandez, Kevin Young

Apr 4, 2024 2:07 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have received permission to interview multiple current assistant coaches for their head coaching vacancy. The Hornets are looking for a replacement at head coach for Steve Clifford. 

• David Adelman, Denver Nuggets

• Jordi Fernandez, Sacramento Kings

• Charles Lee, Boston Celtics

• Kevin Young, Phoenix Suns

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Nikola Jokic Has Comfortable Lead For NBA MVP In Latest ESPN Straw Poll

Apr 3, 2024 11:28 AM

Nikola Jokic has emerged as the clear favorite to win the 23-24 NBA Most Valuable Player award following the publication of ESPN's latest straw poll.

Jokic received 85 out of 100 first place votes to receive 953 total points ahead of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 10 first place votes and 626 total points.

Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo rank third and fourth in what has become a very clear top-4. Embiid was the early favorite in ESPN's first straw poll published in December, but he subsequently missed a significant portion of the season due to a meniscus injury.

Jayson Tatum, Jalen Brunson, Anthony Edwards, Kawhi Leonard, Domantas Sabonis and Jaylen Brown round out the top-10.

Jokic previously won the award in 2021 and 2022, while finishing second behind Joel Embiid in 2023. Embiid was the early favorite in ESPN's first straw poll conducted in December. Jokic had a more narrow lead over Gilgeous-Alexander in the previous ESPN poll in February.

According to the latest odds, Jokic is a -649 favorite to win the award ahead of Doncic at +500 and Gilgeous-Alexander at +2000.

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Tags: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Award

Jamal Murray Misses Fourth Straight Game With Ankle Injury

Mar 30, 2024 1:14 AM

Jamal Murray missed his fourth consecutive game with a sprained left ankle and swollen right knee on Friday night.

"He's just not ready to go out there and compete at the level that we need him to," said Michael Malone.

Malone hinted that Murray would not be healthy in time for the Nuggets' game on Sunday.

Malone added that he expects Murray to return before the playoffs. 


Tags: Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

Suns-Nuggets Averages 1.4M Viewers On ESPN

Mar 29, 2024 2:15 AM

Wednesday night's matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets averaged 1.44 million viewers on ESPN.

That number is down 2% from last year's equivalent window. 

The Clippers and Sixers game earlier in the night averaged 1.23 million viewers.

Tuesday night's matchup between the Lakers and Bucks averaged 1.43 million viewers on TNT.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, NBA

RealGM Radio: Keith Smith On The Season So Far (Mar 2024)

Mar 10, 2024 10:32 PM

Host Danny Leroux and Keith Smith of Spotrac discuss the NBA season so far.

They discuss the Celtics’ high-profile week, how the second apron will shape the next few seasons, teambuilding and much more.

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Celtics-Nuggets Averages 1.25M Viewers On TNT

Mar 9, 2024 1:09 AM

Thursday night's matchup between the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets averaged 1.25 million viewers on TNT.

The number is down 1% from last year's Kings-Knicks game in the equivalent window.

TNT's coverage was blacked out in Boston and exclusive in Denver.

The Heat-Mavericks game earlier in the night averaged 1.15 million viewers, down 16% from last year's Warriors-Grizzlies matchup. 

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, NBA

History: Regular Season Results Of Eventual NBA Finals Teams Since 2012

Mar 7, 2024 3:20 PM

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday by a final score of 115-109 in a possible Finals preview. While the Celtics are clear favorites in the Eastern Conference, the Nuggets are also favorites in a more crowded Western Conference.

The Nuggets also defeated the Celtics by a final score of 102-100 in their previous meeting this season on January 19th.

The below list shows the two regular season meetings of the two teams who eventually meet in The Finals. During the timeframe of the past 12 seasons dating back to 2012, the championship team went 2-0 five times, went 1-1 five times, and went 0-2 two times.

2012, Heat 1-1

• Mar. 25, 2012: Thunder 103, Heat 87 (Oklahoma City)

• Apr 4, 2012: Heat 98, Thunder 93 (Miami

2013, Heat 2-0

• Nov. 29, 2012: Heat 105, Spurs 100 (Miami)

• Mar. 31, 2013: Heat 88, Spurs 86 (San Antonio)

2014, Spurs 1-1

• Jan. 26, 2014: Heat 113, Spurs 101 (Miami)

• Mar. 6, 2014: Spurs 111, Heat 87 (San Antonio)

2015, Warriors 1-1

• Jan. 9, 2015: Warriors 112, Cavaliers 94 (Golden State)

• Feb. 26, 2015: Cavaliers 110, Warriors 99 (Cleveland)

2016, Cavaliers 0-2

• Dec. 25, 2015: Warriors 89, Cavaliers 83 (Golden State)

• Jan. 18, 2016: Warriors 132, Cavaliers 98 (Cleveland)

2017, Warriors 1-1

• Dec. 25, 2016: Cavaliers 109, Warriors 108 (Cleveland)

• Jan. 16, 2017: Warriors 126, Cavaliers 91 (Golden State)

2018, Warriors 2-0

• Dec. 25, 2017: Warriors 99, Cavaliers 92 (Golden State)

• Jan. 15, 2018: Warriors 118, Cavaliers 108 (Cleveland)

2019, Raptors 2-0

• Nov. 29, 2018: Raptors 131, Warriors 128 (Toronto)

• Dec. 12, 2018: Raptors 113, Warriors 93 (Golden State)

2020, Lakers 2-0

• Nov. 8, 2019: Lakers 95, Heat 80 (Los Angeles)

• Dec. 13, 2019: Lakers 113, Heat 110 (Miami)

2021, Bucks 0-2

• Feb. 10, 2021: Suns 125, Bucks 124 (Phoenix)

• Apr. 19, 2021: Suns 128, Bucks 127 (Milwaukee)

2022, Warriors 1-1

• Dec. 17, 2021: Warriors 111, Celtics 107 (Boston)

• Mar. 16, 2022: Celtics 110, Warriors 88 (Golden State)

2023, Nuggets 2-0

• Dec. 30, 2022: Nuggets 124, Heat 119 (Denver)

• Feb. 13, 2023: Nuggets 112, 108 (Miami)

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Playoffs

Nuggets, Celtics To Play Two Preseason Games In Abu Dhabi

Mar 7, 2024 12:51 AM

The Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics will play two preseason games in Abu Dhabi, the NBA announced on Wednesday.

The games will take place on October 4 and October 6.

"There is incredible momentum around basketball in the UAE and across the Middle East, and we believe these games as well as our year-round grassroots development and fan engagement efforts will be a catalyst for the continued growth of the game in the region," said NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum in a statement.


Tags: Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Preseason

Jamal Murray Exits Win Over Heat With Right Ankle Sprain

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Nikola Jokic Has Recorded Triple-Double Against All 29 Rival Teams

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Nikola Jokic: If Luka Doncic Gets Pissed Off In Dallas, He Can Come To Denver

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Nikola Jokic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Finish 1st, 2nd In Latest ESPN MVP Straw Poll

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Nuggets Looking For Backcourt Depth, Delon Wright A Possible Trade Target

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Aaron Gordon Has 21 Stitches After Dog Bite

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Celtics-Lakers Christmas Day Game Averages 5M Viewers, Down 18% From Last Year

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Aaron Gordon Out Indefinitely With Injuries Suffered From Dog

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Nikola Jokic Leaves Nike For 361

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Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum Named NBA Players Of The Month For Oct/Nov

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Jamal Murray Returns To Nuggets Lineup Following Hamstring Injury


Jamal Murray Close To Return From Hamstring Injury

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Michael Malone, Nuggets Agree To Contract Extension

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Has Lofty Defensive Goals This Season

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Jamal Murray Out 3-4 Weeks With Right Hamstring Strain

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Jamal Murray To Miss Time With Hamstring Strain, No Timetable For Return


Nikola Jokic Drank Three Liters Of Coke Per Day Before Entering NBA

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Nikola Jokic, Tyrese Maxey Named NBA Players Of Week 1


Nikola Jokic: Chet Holmgren Needs To Be A Little Bit Fatter

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NBA Opening Night Averages 2.78M Viewers On TNT

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