NBA first-round playoff preview capsules

08/16/2020

Capsules for the NBA’s first-round playoff series that start Monday, August 17, 2020 (August 18, 2020, Philippine time): EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (56-17) vs. No. 8 ORLANDO MAGIC (33-40) Season series: Bucks, 4-0 Story line:…

Harden returns to lead Rockets over Nuggets

01/01/2020

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 35 points after missing the last game with an injury to lead the Houston Rockets to a 130-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, January 1, 2020, Philippine…

Nuggets rout Portland, 124-98, a win away from West final

AP 05/08/2019

DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds, and Paul Millsap injected some experience into a series dominated by youth, sparking the Nuggets’ 124-98 blowout of the Portland Trail…

Portland takes Game 2 against Denver, series tied 1-1

AP 05/02/2019

DENVER — CJ McCollum scored 20 points, picking up the slack with backcourt mate Damian Lillard struggling, and the Portland Trail Blazers turned back the Denver Nuggets 97-90 Wednesday night (Thursday morning, Philippine time) to even their playoff…

Nuggets clinch playoff spot with win over Celtics

AP 03/19/2019

BOSTON  — Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Philippine time). Will Barton added 20 points…

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