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Game Results

Denver Nuggets 125, Orlando Magic 112

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Denver Nuggets 127, Los Angeles Lakers 121

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San Antonio Spurs 118, Denver Nuggets 104

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Denver Nuggets 123, Los Angeles Clippers 98

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Minnesota Timberwolves 111, Denver Nuggets 108

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Power Rankings

ESPN (Marc Stein)

Current: 16
Last week: 19

Nikola Jokic is averaging 23.4 points, 10.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in just 29.6 minutes per game in January. Which instantly makes you wonder: How much All-Star buzz will Jokic be generating one year from now? In Denver's rout of Orlando last week, he became the first Nugget to post a 30-point, 15-rebound, 5-assist and 3-steal game since Carmelo Anthony way back in March 2007. Then he followed up with 29 points in a road win over the Lakers, 35 in a loss at San Antonio and 19 points and 10 boards in just 21 minutes in an easy win over the banged-up Clippers. Denver's playoff credentials might remain suspect, no matter what the standings say, but Jokic? The real deal.

NBA (John Schuhmann)

Current: 18
Last week: 21

Nikola Jokic had the three highest scoring games of his career (30, 29, and 35 points) last week and for the season, the Nuggets have scored 10.7 more points per 100 possessions with him on the floor (113.3) than with him off the floor (102.6). But they can't build a comfortable lead for eighth place in the West or anything close to a .500 record if they can't get stops, which they haven't been able to do whether he's on the floor or not. They rank second offensively (ahead of the Warriors), but 30th defensively since Jokic was moved into the starting lineup on Dec. 15.

Sport’s Illustrated (Jeremy Woo)

Current: 17
Last week: 22

I feel like every other Nuggets blurb here has to do with Nikola Jokic, but he just led the team in scoring in six straight appearances and has emerged as one of the league’s more prolific stat-stuffing bigs. Denver’s starting to play better at the right time, too: 3–2 in a five-game week ain’t bad.

CBS Sports (Matt Moore)

Current: 21
Last week: 24

Nikola Jokic is a revelation, and they've played much better the past two weeks. But their late-game execution is like watching that girl from "The Ring" crawl out of the well. You just shield your eyes and start to cry.

Podcasts

Locked on Nuggets: Mudiay’s best game as a pro

Locked on Nuggets: Will the Thrill Barton!

Locked on Nuggets: Coach Nick from BballBreakdown

Locked on Nuggets: Joker just keeps raising the bar

Locked on Nuggets: Weekend Summit

The Jump Ball Podcast with Adam Mares

Articles

2016-17 Midseason Report Card: Denver Nuggets
The young Nuggets team is learning some tough NBA lessons this season

Leaving It All On The Court: Gary Harris
My NBA journey was one that I will never forget

Nikola Jokic is a mid-range assassin with an offensive ceiling that keeps climbing
Slowly, the masses have realized that Jokic is an elite facilitating center

Nikola Jokic leading Nuggets offensive revival this season
Nuggets are becoming one of the NBA’s deadliest in terms of offense

Towns, Embiid and Jokic are guards in disguise
The center position in the NBA has evolved a great deal in a short period of time

The Nuggets need to make the NBA playoffs. Yes, this year. No excuses allowed.
A playoff berth is there for the taking in the Western Conference. Go get it, Nuggets

Denver Nuggets season is playoffs or bust
The Nuggets are good enough as is and the benefits of earning a postseason spot that is there for the taking are too real

Seven teams that could use Jusuf Nurkic more than the Nuggets
The big man is reportedly on the trading block

Fans showed up to the Pepsi Center on Saturday night. The Nuggets noticed.
The official attendance was 16,056 fans at the Pepsi Center on Saturday

Identifying the ideal 2017 NBA trade deadline target for each team
For the Denver Nuggets, it’s (surprise) Paul Millsap

Nuggets giving former coach Doug Moe a team he can recognize - and love
Moe lives in San Antonio with his wife, Jane. Getting to basketball games isn’t on their radar screen anymore.

Nuggets should retire Carmelo Anthony’s No. 15 jersey after he retires
Anthony delivered the second-greatest career in Nuggets history, right behind Alex English