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NBA's Birdman Probed for Online Crimes Against Kids

Nuggets standing by Christopher Andersen

(Newser) - The postseason is over for Denver Nuggets' center Christopher "Birdman" Andersen. The team says he has been "excused indefinitely" from team-related activities while he is under investigation for unspecified Internet crimes against children, reports the Denver Post . Police say Andersen, 33, has been under investigation since February. He... More »

Lakers Crack Nuggets 119-92, Return to Finals

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are heading back to the NBA finals after dispatching the pesky Denver Nuggets with a 119-92 victory in Game 6 tonight. Bryant got plenty of scoring help from Trevor Ariza, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom as the Lakers shot 57.3% from the... More »

Lakers' Whining Won Game 5

(Newser) - The NBA fined Lakers coach Phil Jackson $50,000 for complaining about the officiating in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, but the frustrated Nuggets think it was money well spent. They got whistled 30 times in last night's Game 5, and they’re angry, reports Mark Kiszla of... More »

Mark Cuban Takes His Ref Gripes to Twitter

Favoritism for JR Smith? Read all about it on Mavs owner's feed

(Newser) - When Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has disagreed with referees in the past, he's tended to gripe, shout, or bellow—and pay the resulting fines. But now he's also tweeting, notes Chris Matyszczyk on Cnet.com. Cuban posted a complaint about a no-call on a Nuggets player: "how... More »

Pistons Trade For Iverson, Send Billups to Denver

Forward McDyess also leaves as Detroit gambles on oft-unhappy scorer

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons have agreed to acquire guard Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guard Chauncey Billups and forward Antonio McDyess, the Detroit Free Press reports. The 33-year-old Iverson, a former league MVP with a reputation as a malcontent, hasn’t helped Denver get deep into the... More »

Lakers Sweep Nuggets

Kobe and teammates heading for round two

(Newser) - No surrender on this night. No matter, the Los Angeles Lakers dispatched the tempestuous Denver Nuggets anyway. Kobe Bryant scored 14 of his 31 points over the final 5 1/2 minutes Monday night, leading the Lakers to a 107-101 victory over the Nuggets and a sweep of their first-round series. More »

Kobe Scores 22 as Lakers Seize 3-0 Series Lead

Anthony, Iverson combine for 31 as Nuggets dig deep hole

(Newser) - Once again, the Denver Nuggets couldn't keep their emotions or Kobe Bryant in check. Bryant scored 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers took a 3-0 lead in their first-round series, routing the flustered Nuggets 102-84 tonight. The Nuggets are going to have to get more out of their All-Star... More »

Gasol Leads Lakers Past Nuggets

Spaniard's 36-point effort helps LA beat Denver in Game 1

(Newser) - Pau Gasol finally discovered how it feels to be on the winning side in a postseason game. The 7-foot Spaniard had a whole lot to do with his first victory. Gasol established playoff highs with 36 points and eight assists and had 16 rebounds as well Sunday as the Los... More »

Nuggets Nab 50th Win

Denver tops Memphis for first 50-plus-win season in 20 years

(Newser) - Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in his first game since getting arrested on a drunken driving charge, and the Denver Nuggets reached 50 wins for the first time in 20 years with a 120-111 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The Nuggets learned in... More »

Iverson, Nuggets Move Closer to Playoff Berth

Denver controls own destiny, just needs a win Wednesday

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points and J.R. Smith sparked the Nuggets out of their early doldrums with a 23-point performance in Denver's 111-94 rout of the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, putting the Nuggets on the cusp of the NBA playoffs. All Denver has to do now to get... More »

Jazz Damage Nuggets Run to Playoffs

Okur scores 20 and grabs 15 rebounds as Utah downs Denver

(Newser) - Mehmet Okur had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Deron Williams added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 124-97 last night to strengthen their hopes of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz won three of four against their rivals... More »

Denver Beats Golden State

AI leads the Nuggets closer to playoffs with 33 points

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points, J.R. Smith added 24 off the bench and the Denver Nuggets took control of the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 114-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The win moved Denver a game ahead... More »

Nuggets Rout Clippers 117-99

Anthony, Iverson lead way to keep Denver tied with Golden State for final playoff spot

(Newser) - Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, Allen Iverson added 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and the Denver Nuggets routed the Los Angeles Clippers 117-99 Tuesday night to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. Linus Kleiza added 15 points, Marcus Camby had 13 points and 18 rebounds,... More »

Kings Stun Nuggets Behind Martin

Ill forward scores 36 to deal a blow to Denver's playoff run

(Newser) - Kevin Martin scored 36 points despite missing Sacramento's shootaround with the stomach flu, and the Kings dealt a blow to the Denver Nuggets' playoff plans last night with a surprising 118-115 win at the Pepsi Center. The Kings, out of playoff contention and missing Ron Artest (thumb) and Brad Miller... More »

Nuggets Knock Warriors, Take 8th Slot

119-112 victory was a critical one for Denver

(Newser) - With a 119-112 victory over Golden State, the Nuggets grabbed sole possession of the West's eighth playoff spot for the first time since February, and secured the advantage in any potential tiebreaker. Still, "we're not out of the woods, baby,'' Denver coach George Karl reminded the Rocky Mountain ... More »

Warriors Torch Roy-less Blazers

Warriors maintain playoff positioning as race tightens

(Newser) - The Warriors didn't get a single foul call playing at home in the first half, then went to the line 20 times in an aggressive, decisive third quarter, en route to beating the Trail Blazers 111-95. Portland was without star guard Brandon Roy, whose balky groin may not allow him... More »

Dallas Approaches Playoffs Precipice

Carmelo leads third-quarter charge as Nuggets roll, 118-105

(Newser) - Jason Kidd's Mavericks remain winless against winning teams after Carmelo Anthony's Nuggets took control in the third quarter to win 118-105. It was a devastating loss for Dallas, which is now only one game ahead of Denver, the West's ninth place team, for the conference's final playoff spot. The Nuggets... More »

Howard Propels Dirk-Less Mavs Past Clippers

They halt 3-game skid with 103-90 victory

(Newser) - In the Mavs' first game since Dirk Nowitzki was sidelined with sprains to his left knee and ankle, Josh Howard stepped up with a 32-point performance, lifting Dallas over the Clippers, 103-90. Howard started slowly before exploding in the third quarter, scoring 20 rapid points to break open a 60-58... More »

Raptors Collapse Late, Nuggets Prevail 109-100

Rare flash of anger for Bosh as Toronto falls to .500

(Newser) - Toronto forward Chris Bosh came an assist short of his first triple-double, but it didn't make his team's latest loss any easier. The Raptors frittered away a 17-point first-quarter lead to the resilient Nuggets, who ended with a 13-2 run to win 109-100 and bump Toronto back to .500, reports... More »

Cavs Stop Raptors, LeBron Hits Milestone

Nuggets outscore Nets while Grizzlies snap long road losing streak

(Newser) - LeBron James scored 29 points and became the all-time leading scorer in Cavaliers franchise history in a 90-83 victory over potential first-round playoff opponent Toronto. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 16 points, Devin Brown scored 14, and Damon Jones knocked down two crucial three-pointers early in the fourth for the Cavs, reports... More »

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