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Our weekly compilation of Denver Nuggets articles, podcasts, radio and power rankings

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Game Results

Denver Nuggets 106, Los Angeles Clippers 102

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Denver Nuggets 105, Minnesota Timberwolves 103

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Philadelphia 76ers 124, Denver Nuggets 122

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Power Rankings

ESPN (Marc Stein)

Current: 19
Last week: 19

We're officially worried for the Nuggets. For starters, Denver just surrendered 124 points in a home loss to 8-24 Philadelphia, which represents the wildest offensive showing from the Sixers in the Mile High City since they rung up 133 points there with a championship team way back in February 1983. And now more defensive woe looms Monday night, when the Nuggets have to visit Golden State with Stephen Curry rather due to break out. Curry made only 51 3-pointers in December, shooting an uncharacteristically mortal 37.8 percent from deep, but he hit seven triples when the Nuggets lost by 24 at home to the Warriors on Nov. 10.

NBA (John Schuhmann)

Current: 21
Last week: 21

The Nuggets have had four straight games go down to the wire, coming inches from beating the Hawks on a Wilson Chandler runner and inches from a miraculous, four-points-in-three-seconds sequence that would have sent Friday's game against Philly on a six-foot bank shot from Gary Harris. Either one of those shots could have them in playoff position, but Chandler's incredible, game-saving block on Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday still has them in a tie for eighth with Sacramento, with the Kings coming to Denver for the first of four meetings on Tuesday.

Sport’s Illustrated (Jeremy Woo)

Current: 18
Last week: 22

Nikola Jokic in November: 8.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, three assists, 23 minutes per game.

Nikola Jokic in December: 17 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 25.7 minutes per game.

The Nuggets: improved.

CBS Sports (Matt Moore)

Current: 20
Last week: 19

I was all set to give them a bump. Had it all set. They'd won 5 of 7 including a heart-breaker loss to Atlanta. They might have turned the corner, right? Then they lost to the Sixers, at home, when Philly was on a back to back, with nine guys available. Just incredible. Two steps forward, 2.5 steps back, every time for Denver. Most concerning is that this defense is just so bad. Not even close to playoff-caliber.

Podcasts

Locked on Nuggets: Crisis averted in Los Angeles

Locked on Nuggets: Ranking the teams fighting for the eighth seed

Locked on Nuggets: The centers of the future, with @ProfCedar

Locked on Nuggets: Two steps forward, one step back with special guest Chad Andrus

Locked on Nuggets: Paul Millsap and the Denver Nuggets

Colorado Sports Guys: Christopher Dempsey talking Nuggets

Radio

Nuggets Articles

Zach Lowe: 10 things I like and don’t like
Lowe has high praise for Nikola Jokic’s “water polo skillz”

The Nuggets new starting five has them in the playoff hunt
Once healthy, coach Michael Malone has finally found a combination that works

Nuggets coach Mike Malone says he’d love to play with Nikola Jokic
Let the beauty of Nikola Jokic’s passes wash over you

Nate’s Eight: Drafting Emmanuel Mudiay allowed for point-Nikola Jokic
Nate Timmon’s thoughts on the Denver Nuggets

Examining the growth of Gary Harris
Since returning from injury, Gary Harris has helped reignite the Denver Nuggets

Could Jusuf Nurkic be dangled in trade?
With speculation swirling that the Denver Nuggets may make a move to push for the postseason, Jusuf Nurkic could be a player on the move

Nikola Jokic is the Nuggets engine in transition
Nikola Jokic’s playmaking in transition is a sight to behold

Danilo Gallinari finding the right fit in the Nuggets’ new offensive system
Coach Michael Malone: “Gallo will still be a focal point of the offense”

Jusuf Nurkic not happy with reduced role with Nuggets, but vows to be professional
In a timeshare with Nikola Jokic, Nurkic played 30 minutes only once

“Furious George” is controversial, but is much more as well
The former Denver Nuggets coach is angry but also introspective, opening up about many shortcomings in his life