J.R. Smith

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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 »

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 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 »

Denver's Smith Closes Out Memphis

"Who shot?" J.R. goes for 25 points in fourth quarter

(Newser) - The Nuggets entered halftime down 57-51, and J.R. Smith had just two points entering the last frame, but Smith then scored 25—including 21 from long-range—and his team prevailed over the Grizzlies, 120-106. Denver's dynamic duo of Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson combined to add 49, and Marcus... More »

Bulls Win Shootout With Nuggets

Chicago has season-high in points, but needs late surge to beat Denver

(Newser) - The Chicago Bulls got 37 points from Ben Gordon, scored at least 30 points in each quarter, and still had to hold on for a 135-121 win over the Denver Nuggets tonight, reports the Associated Press. Chicago led by 23 midway into the third quarter, but Denver went on a... More »

Fouls Fail to Sink Pacers, Dunleavy

Indiana holds on as Nuggets miss final free throw to lose 112-110

(Newser) - Mike Dunleavy scored 30 points for the Pacers but almost gave the game away to Denver with a questionable foul of J.R. Smith in the dwindling seconds. Indiana had a three-point lead when Dunleavy committed what Pacers coach Jim O'Brien called "not a foul," but Smith bounced... More »

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