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 | 25-21 | 20-16 | 15-11
10. Nikola Jokic makes his first NBA all-star game appearance
2019 has been the year of the Joker. Jokic earned his first all-star game selection. Although he only played sparingly, he got in a few fun moments including a sneaky “pass” to LeBron James.
9. Mason Plumlee nails the three-pointer against the Utah Jazz
This was one of those moments that got everyone at Pepsi Center up off of their feet. The Nuggets were struggling deep into the 3rd quarter when Mason Plumlee and the reserves checked in. They immediately stormed back to end the 3rd quarter and opened up the 4th quarter on a run that was capped off by this three-pointer. The shot, the bench, the dance. Perfection.
8. Jokic hits his first buzzer-beater against the Dallas Mavericks
I dare you to watch this clip and not smile. Just listen to the crowd. Just look at the bench mob Jokic for his first ever walk-off, buzzer beating game winner. What a moment for him and what a moment for all of us.
7. Juancho Hernangomez gets the game-saving block to beat the Golden State Warriors
Speaking of game-winners...Juancho was the unlikely defensive hero in the 3rd game of the season, flying in from behind to block the shot and give the Nuggets the victory. Once again, the bench was going crazy. I think it was this moment that Nuggets fans started to realize that there was something special about this season in the works.
6. The Nuggets came up clutch in game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs
A few years from now when an entire season gets whittled down to ust 3 or 4 memories and a few short sentences that will form an over-arching description of the season, this game will fill up one of those lines. The Nuggets won game 7 against the Spurs and advanced the 2nd round of the playoffs for the first time in a decade. This game made the season a success. A loss would’ve completely changed the narrative. A win gave the Nuggets the confidence and momentum they needed heading into their 2019-20 season.
Which moment was your favorite?
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Jokic making his 1st all-star appearance
Mason Plumlee nails the 3
Jokic’s buzzer-beater against the Mavs
Juancho’s game-saving block
The Nuggets winning game 7 against the Spurs