We’re counting down the 50 best moments of the Denver Nuggets’ 2018-19 season. So many great things happened with the Nuggets over the last 365 days so the Stiffs wanted to go back and re-live some of the very best shots, games, quotes, and memorable events along the way. Catch up on all 50: 50-46 | 45-41 | 40-36 | 36-31 | 30-26
25. Nuggets start the season 9-1
We knew this Nuggets season had a chance to be different when the team jumped out to a 9-1 start through the first ten games of the season. The bench was clicking, the defense was a revelation, and Jokic was setting the tone for a First team All-NBA season; so when the Nuggets defeated the Boston Celtics at home in November for their ninth win of the year, imaginations began to run wild in Denver.
24. Malik Beasley drops 35, and a vicious dunk on Houston
Few players on Denver’s roster saw their stock soar like Malik Beasley this season. He stepped up off the bench, and plugged holes in a depleted starting lineup with his stellar three-point shooting and dynamic athleticism. Beasley’s breaking out party peaked when he led the Nuggets to a home win over the Houston Rockets with 35 points on national television, Denver’s only win over Houston on the season.
23. Nikola Jokic’s one-handed slinger in Toronto
This is just ridiculous. LeBron makes this pass. Ben Simmons makes this pass. Who else? Jokic’s vision and elite passing ability were on full display with this one-handed no look slinger to the opposite corner.
22. Jokic’s near masterpiece in Game 6 loss to Spurs
Two of Jokic’s best performances have come in a high leverage loss and included monster third quarters. Jokic’s spectacular yet wasted performance in Game 82 last season was topped by this near masterpiece in a Game 6 loss to San Antonio.
21. Jamal Murray drops 46 on the Suns
Jamal Murray’s ceiling remains sky high, and Denver’s chances of truly contending may hinge on his ability to at least scrape it. We’ve seen flashes of true greatness from the young point guard, like this 46-point performance in a win over the Phoenix Suns—his second highest scoring total of the season.