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Dallas Mavericks

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Denver Nuggets: Five reasons they will beat the Golden State Warriors

    It's been an exciting NBA regular season for a lot of reasons, including the Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak and the epic battle between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant for the scoring title. But don't overlook the Denver Nuggets, who had one of the best season's in franchise history. The team ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Videos: Top five trades in Denver Nuggets history

    The NBA trade deadline is thirteen days away -- just enough time to quell that gnawing feeling in the gut telling you that, well, Kevin Garnett is old, and he has a lot of money left on that two-year contract, but he sure would shore up that interior defense. And, he would instantly be the most inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Five Nuggets story lines to watch for this season

    The 2012-13 Nuggets season has finally arrived. After pushing the Lakers to seven games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last year and obtaining All-Star guard Andre Iguodala via trade this summer, fans are excited as they've ever been for the boys in blue and yellow -- and the Nuggets certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Nuggets have to beat Oklahoma City to avoid OKC beating them in the playoffs

    Your Denver Nuggets are officially a playoff team. But they'll likely be out of the postseason mighty fast unless they manage to use the NBA circle of life to prevent the death of their 2012 season. To whit: If they don't up-end the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road Wednesday, they'll likely meet O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Reader: Check out my impressive list of great athletes who enjoy weed

    Neill Franklin.​Our interview with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition executive director Neill Franklin, who co-wrote a letter criticizing U.S. Attorney John Walsh's seizure threat to 23 dispensaries near schools attracted many comments that went beyond the subject at hand. Example: this list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Denver Nuggets season preview: Speed, depth and schedule set the Nuggs up nicely

    Ty Lawson.​If you're not a hardcore NBA fan in Denver you might not have noticed that the league hasn't played any games yet. There was this whole thing about millionaires and billionaires arguing about how to chop up a few billion dollars. A quick synopsis: it was boring and tedious and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Nenê re-signing, arrival of Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer, good signs for post-Melo Nuggets

    Nenê.​In the post-Carmelo Anthony trade world, sought-after players almost always target the biggest markets -- New York, L.A., Miami -- in an effort to maximize their profitability and win championships aided by an uneven playing court the NBA lockout has done little to level. So, in that en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Denver Nuggets: Signing Nenê and other moves they should make in free agency

    The NBA lockout was like a pregnancy. There was a lot of irrational screaming and finger-pointing, and of course, labor pains. And the entire time, all anyone wanted to see was the baby. In this case, the baby is a season, which was born very early Saturday morning and appears to be alive and health ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The NBA draft is pretty boring this year. Here's a better one.

    Those are boos, David.​There's no LeBron in the group, or Kobe, or Dwight Howard, or even a Kevin Durant. In the upcoming NBA draft, Ian Thomsen writes on SI.com, there's no standout star, and there's very little certainty about who will be chosen when. To clear up all the confusion, I'd like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Hey. Bro. Sports: A cold Miami summer

    I tried to figure out how old my LeBron James tree is, but I cut it open and it didn't have any rings!! I'll take my stand-up special on Comedy Central now please.​If you're not basking in the glory of the Miami Heat's loss in the NBA Finals, I don't know what to tell you. The superstar-laden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    LeBron James and three other traitorous, delusional jerks we're happy to see lose

    ​World renowned press conference showman LeBron James -- or LeBenedict James, as he is known in Ohio -- played in the final game of the NBA Championships two nights ago, while all of Cleveland, including his former teammates on the Cavaliers who weren't busy with their day jobs as fry cooks an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    CU toilet paper lawsuit is a "sh*tty deal" in HDNet report (VIDEO)

    Video below.​HDNet, owned by billionaire and (currently very happy) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is partly based in Denver, which explains why HDNet World Report, its signature news program, reports about so many Colorado stories. Earlier this month, the show focused on local medical mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Kevin Durant gets his Michael Jordan on as Oklahoma City Thunder end Nuggets' season

    Kevin Durant.​Yes, the Nuggets' nail-biting 100-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night was disappointing. But it seems inappropriate to complain too much. After all, it was a hugely entertaining game almost singlehandedly won by a great player -- Kevin Durant -- whose performance will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Nuggets live to die another day versus Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder thanks to Ty Lawson

    Ty Lawson.​Every NBA prognosticator worth his leather balls has declared Denver dead in the 2011 playoffs, but the Nugs won't lay down. Last night's 104-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder found the team displaying the gumption we knew was there all along -- as well as establishing for all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Nuggets vs. Thunder, Game 1: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, ref Stevie Javie doom Nugs

    Nenê.​Two weeks back, we wrote that the Nuggets-Thunder playoff series would be a war, and that prediction was certainly borne out by last night's 107-103 OKC victory. Credit for the Thunder win goes to superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, aided by referee Steve Javie -- in part bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Nuggets playoff matchup: Should we root to face Kobe Bryant & Lakers, not Mavs or Thunder?

    Ty Lawson​It would seem like a death wish to hope to play the two-time defending NBA champions in the first round of the playoffs. But given recent play, are the Lakers now the most desirable first-round opponent for the Nuggets? Probably not, but it's at least a question worth asking.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Should Nuggets try to lose to Thunder tonight in hopes of meeting Mavericks in playoffs?

    Kevin Durant.​In all likelihood, Tuesday's Nuggets-Thunder slugfest was a playoff preview, since Oklahoma City's currently in the fourth position in the west and Denver's ensconced in the fifth. But OKC's only one game behind the Dallas Mavericks for the third slot, and the Nuggets, who just b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony trade: NY Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly negotiating with Stan Kroenke

    Carmelo.​The prospect that Carmelo Anthony will be dealt before the February 24 trade deadline just got better. Following hot on the sneakers of reports about a possible three-team deal involving the Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves comes word that New York owner James Dolan is talking directl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups: All-Stars and now USA Basketball teammates

    "And I'm not playing unless Mr. Billups comes along."​This weekend, Nuggets Carmleo Anthony and Chauncey Billups, who helped absolutely dismantle the Dallas Mavericks last night in Melo's return following an eight-game absence, will appear side by side in the NBA All-Star game thanks to a bela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Hearsay bits: Sean Foreman and Nat Motte put the 'OH!' in 3OH!3 at mtvU's Woodie Awards and more

    ​Some quick news bites from the local scene...Oh my!: Recognize these striking dames? Yeah, us neither. That boa helmet and weird, red, veil, feathery thing kind of obscures any chance we have any sort of face recognition. This pic was snapped a few nights ago at mtvU's Woodie Awards, which we som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Vajra

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Unlikely hero in Nuggets win last night: Linas Kleiza

    Linas Kleiza. In a blog yesterday, I stopped short of guaranteeing a Nuggets victory over the Lakers last night, but pointed out that I expected one. Before the opening tip, though, I suddenly had reason to anticipate disaster. After all, the lead referee for the game was Steve Javie, the quickest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Mark Cuban's suggestion to Nugs about racial-taunt complaints: Increase security

    A Flickr photo"I didn't hear a thing..." The Dallas Mavericks are in the Nuggets' rear-view at this point -- but Mavs owner Mark Cuban continues to make comments sure to rev up the rivalry again next year. As a guest on Dan Patrick's syndicated radio show, Nugs coach George Karl complained about so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Shmuck(s) of the Week: Mark Cuban and Kenyon Martin

    The sweater confirms it: Shmuck. Sometimes picking a shmuck is hard work. Sometimes the world presents you with such a vast sample tray of worthy shmucks, you have to employ a team of PhDs to measure their shmuckiness. On other, rarer occasions, the calendar presents a virtually shmuck-free week, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Next stop Kobeville for the Nuggets

    A Flickr photoKobe Bryant and Kenyon Martin -- or a reasonable facsimile. As a lifelong Nuggets fan, I've grown accustomed over the years to waiting for the team to blow leads. But I don't think I've ever been so zen about the Nugs as last night, during their series-clinching victory over the Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 05.13.09

    As if this wasn't already painfully apparent, Andy and I are hopelessly devoted to music, particularly the music made here. Exhibit A: Last night, instead of pounding beers and watching the Nuggets trounce the Mavericks like the other bandwagoneers in this city (my co-hort being the exception -- A t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Clip and save: Nuggets take game five, polish off Mavericks

    In the past few days, Mark Cuban has been dancing without the stars. During last night's late newscast, 9News' Drew Soicher said that if the Nuggets manage to blow their series against the Dallas Mavericks, blamecasters will suggest that Mavs owner Mark Cuban got into their heads via his antics -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 13 edition

    Spend a minute with Mike Watt, man. I think his eyes are at cross purposes... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Mike Watt. • Tori Amos tour hits Denver in July. • Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern. • Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird. • Moving Pictures: the Atlantic, Epilog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Referee Steve Javie is MVP for Mavericks in win over Nuggets last night

    Referee Steve Javie reassures Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Yeah, yeah, given the non-call that helped the Nuggets win game three of their playoff series against the Mavericks on Saturday, complaining about the officiating in the Mavs' 119-117 victory last night seems churlish. But there's no denyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Don't mess with Kenyon Martin's mama, Mark Cuban

    Kenyon Martin. Kenyon Martin was among the most-animated players during the scrum that developed in the seconds after the Nuggets' controversial game-three win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, for reasons that weren't readily apparent to TV viewers. But his reaction made perfect sense after w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Make room for Charles Barkley on the Nuggets bandwagon

    Embedded video from NBA Video Isn't it nice to hear national basketball commentators like Charles Barkley say nice things about your Denver Nuggets for a change? Sir Charles has typically treated the Nugs with all the respect of something he scraped off his shoe -- but the further the team gets int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Nuggets' confidence cuts both ways in game two win

    During the first half of last night's playoff matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, the Nuggets lacked focus. Moments when they exhibited the scorching intensity of the New Orleans series would be followed by static offensive possessions or blown defensive assignments of the sort that have been bles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    DJ Bedz places bet with Dallas' DJ Ro Parrish over Nuggets-Mavericks series

    Earlier today, Denver Nuggets spin master, DJ Bedz, announced that he's engaged in a friendly wager with the Dallas Mavericks' DJ, Ro Parrish, over which of their respective teams will emerge victorious in the second round of the divisional playoff series. The stakes: The loser is committed to takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Kenyon Martin's fine is fine by us

    In a blog published after the Nuggets pummeled the Dallas Mavericks in game one of their playoff series, I suggested that a hard foul Kenyon Martin laid on the Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki set the stage for victory. Now, the NBA has levied at $25,000 fine against K-Mart for this shot across Dirk's bow -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Prescription for more Nuggets victories: Continue to hammer on Dirk Nowitzki

    The Denver Nuggets' 109-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in game one of their playoff series played out pretty much as Nugs' fans hoped. Denver has an advantage over the Mavs inside, which is why Nenê had a breakout game from a scoring perspective and previous Westword blog tribute subjects Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    All hail Nuggets enforcer Kenyon Martin: A dunks and defense tribute

    The Denver Nuggets tip off their second-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon -- and their success will likely hinge on the sort of defensive play Kenyon Martin has been bringing to the court of late. Martin was hurt for on and off for many of his early years with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Mark Cuban, come on down!: Advantage Denver in the Nuggets-Mavericks matchup

    On ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning show today, hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic declared the just-completed Denver Nuggets-New Orleans Hornets series to have been the most lopsided in NBA history, given that the Nugs outscored the Hornets by an average of over 24 points per contest even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Chris "Birdman" Andersen an unlikely key to tonight's impending Nuggets victory

    The Nuggets' brutalization of the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night make it abundantly clear that the team will finish off Chris Paul and company tonight; thanks to a drive and focus we haven't seen around here for ages, a let-down seems about as likely as cable-news coverage of the swine-flu stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Could Denver Nuggets be number two in a good way?

    A Flickr photoChauncey Billups takes on Dallas earlier this season. Admit it: When you heard the Nuggets were getting rid of defensive stalwart Marcus Camby prior to the start of the season in exchange for virtually nothing, and when the team swapped Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups a few games i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    HDNet's Mark Cuban charged with insider trading; read the complaint here

    Mark Cuban Updated, 12:10 p.m. November 17: Billionaire Mark Cuban is most closely associated with Dallas, thanks to his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. But he's got a Denver connection, too. As pointed out in "HDNet Gains," Cuban's HDNet -- a service that reached out to Dan Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    Nuggets: The Good, The Bad, and The Corn-rowed

    Great basketball teams often take on the personality of their star players. Without a dominant big man, the Dallas Mavericks are more of a perimeter shooting team keyed by Dirk Nowitzki. Steve Nash pushes the Phoenix Suns up and down the court. Tim Duncan leads the Spurs by playing solid D and scowl ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    HDNet Gains

    Dan Rather tips off for Mark Cuban's network.

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Unkind Cuts

    Rocky trims give veteran stockers the biz blues.

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Merger Mania

    The Nugs strive to prove that their Melo-Kmart blend is the ticket to glory.

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003

    Best Nugget

    Juwan Howard

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Fire in His Belly

    Pyrotechnics producer John Stubbs likes fiery food -- and fiery skies.

  • Sports & Recreation

    April 4, 2002

    Best Good-Bye

    The departure of Nick Van Exel

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