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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/28/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/28/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (27-20) – Portland Trail Blazers 94 (32-14)

Philadelphia 76ers 89 (9-37) – Detroit Pistons 69 (17-30)

Toronto Raptors 119 (31-15) – Sacramento Kings 102 (16-28)

Atlanta Hawks 113 (38-8) – Brooklyn Nets 102 (18-27)

Houston Rockets 99 (32-14) – Dallas Mavericks 94 (30-17)

Minnesota Timberwolves 110 (8-37) – Boston Celtics 89 (16-28)

Denver Nuggets 93 (19-27) – New Orleans Pelicans 85 (24-22)

New York Knicks 100 (9-37) – Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (23-23)

San Antonio Spurs 95 (30-17) – Charlotte Hornets 86 (19-27)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (8) Notre Dame 77 (20-2) – (4) Duke 73 (17-3)

(9) Kansas 64 (17-3) – TCU 61 (14-6)

(10) Louisville 81 (17-3) – Boston College 72 (9-10)

(12) Wichita State 58 (19-2) – Loyola of Chicago 47 (13-8)

(18) Northern Iowa 59 (19-2) – S. Illinois 52 (9-13)

Purdue 83 (13-8) – (22) Indiana 67 (15-6)

Georgia Tech 70 (10-10) – (23) Miami 50 (14-6)

(24) Oklahoma 81 (13-7) – Texas Tech 36 (11-10)

NHL: Washington Capitals 4 (25-14-9; 59pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (27-13-8; 62pts)

New Jersey Devils 2 (18-22-8; 44pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (22-23-4; 48pts) SO

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Toronto Raptors 91 (28-15) - Philadelphia 76ers 86 (8-35)

Cleveland Cavaliers 129 (24-20) - Charlotte Hornets 90 (18-26)

Atlanta Hawks 103 (36-8) - Oklahoma City Thunder 93 (22-21)

New York Knicks 113 (8-36) - Orlando Magic 106 (15-31)

Miami Heat 89 (19-24) - Indiana Pacers 87 (15-30)

Chicago Bulls 102 (29-16) - Dallas Mavericks 98 (30-14)

New Orleans Pelicans 92 (22-21) - Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (7-35)

San Antonio Spurs 99 (28-17) - Los Angeles Lakers 85 (12-32)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (16) VCU 63 (16-3) - Saint Louis 61 (9-10)

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Celtics Ship Jameer Nelson to Denver for Nate Robinson

Celtics Ship Jameer Nelson to Denver for Nate Robinson

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Denver Nuggets traded Jameer Nelson to Boston for Nate Robinson on Tuesday.

Robinson is expected to seek a buyout in his contract so he can sign on with a playoff contender, but will head to the Celtics for the time being.

If Robinson can get a buyout, the Clippers and Cavaliers could be one of the teams interested, reports ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst.

Nelson, who was acquired in the deal that Boston made with the Mavericks for Rajon Rondo, is averaging a career low 6.8 points through 29 games.

Nelson also has a player option in his contract for next season for $2.8 million.

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Cavaliers Trade for C Timofey Mozgov

Cavaliers Trade for C Timofey Mozgov

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers traded two protected first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for center Timofey Mozgov and a 2015 second-round pick.

It's the second trade the Cavs have made in a week. They were part of a three-team deal that got them J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and a first-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Dion Waiters.

"It was a deal that we worked on for quite some time," Cavaliers GM David Griffin said. "We're very excited about this. It fits our needs."

The Cavaliers were in need of a center after losing Anderson Varejao for the season due to a torn Achilles.Mozgov reunites with Cavaliers' coach David Blatt, who coached him on the Russian national team in the 2012 Olympics in London.The Nuggets also receive a $4.6 million trade exception from the Cavs in the deal.The 7-foot-1, 250 pound Mozgov has played in 35 games this season, averaging 8.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game.

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Nuggets’ Brian Shaw Experimenting with Getting Rid of Early Shootarounds

Nuggets’ Brian Shaw Experimenting with Getting Rid of Early Shootarounds

Rick Havner for TSN(NEW YORK) -- In an effort to shake things up, Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw is looking outside the box and will experiment with getting rid of morning shootarounds.

Shaw feels that this will help energize his team and help their focus during games.

“It’s just something that I’m experimenting with now to try to get us to a point where we can come out and be a little bit more sharp,” Shaw told the Denver Post. “Our attention span isn’t always the greatest.

“When we do stuff in the morning, sometimes it’s in one ear and out by the time we come back that night. So the closer we can do everything going into the game, hopefully it will be better for us.”

So far so good for Shaw's experiment as the Nuggets won on Monday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwovles 110-101.

The Nuggets still sit at 15-20, 4.5 games behind the Phoenix Suns who hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/5/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/5/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA:  Philadelphia 76ers 95 (5-28) – Cleveland Cavaliers 92 (19-16)

Charlotte Hornets 104 (12-24) – Boston Celtics 95 (11-21)

Dallas Mavericks 96 (26-10) – Brooklyn Nets 88 (16-18) OT

Chicago Bulls 114 (25-10) – Houston Rockets 105 (23-11)

Memphis Grizzlies 105 (25-9) – New York Knicks 83 (5-32)

Denver Nuggets 110 (15-20) – Minnesota Timberwolves 101 (5-28)

Washington Wizards 92 (23-11) – New Orleans Pelicans 85 (17-17)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (13) Notre Dame 71 (15-1) – (18) North Carolina 70 (11-4)

(14) West Virginia 78 (14-1) – Texas Tech 67 (10-5)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/10/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Hornets 96 (6-15) – Boston Celtics 87 (7-13)

Los Angeles Clippers 103 (16-5) – Indiana Pacers 96 (7-15)

Washington Wizards 91 (15-6) – Orlando Magic 89 (9-15)

Atlanta Hawks 95 (15-6) – Philadelphia 76ers 79 (2-19)

Chicago Bulls 105 (13-8) – Brooklyn Nets 80 (8-12)

Minnesota Timberwolves 90 (5-16) – Portland Trail Blazers 82 (17-5)

Dallas Mavericks 112 (17-7) – New Orleans Pelicans 107 (10-11)

San Antonio Spurs 109 (16-6) – New York Knicks 95 (4-20)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 56 (10-0) – Columbia 46 (5-3)

(5) Wisconsin 93 (9-1) – Milwaukee 54 (4-6)

(10) Kansas 75 (7-1) – Georgetown 70 (5-3)

(12) Ohio State 97 (7-1) – High Point 43 (6-3)

(19) Maryland 67 (9-1) – N.C. Central 56 (6-4)

(23) Northern Iowa 65 (9-0) – Denver 55 (4-4)

(24) St. John’s 74 (7-1) – Fairleigh Dickerson 52 (3-5)

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (16-9-3; 35pts) – Detroit Red Wings 1 (17-6-6; 40pts) SO

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Nuggets Forward Kenneth Faried Critical of His Play This Season

Nuggets Forward Kenneth Faried Critical of His Play This Season

Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though the Denver Nuggets are rebounding from a tough start to the season, forward Kenneth Faried has been disappointed by his own play so far.

During the offseason, Faried signed a four-year extension with the team worth $50 million. So far, according to himself, he hasn't lived up to his new deal.

“Awful…I just haven’t been playing my game,” Faried told the Denver Post. “I know it. My teammates know it. My coaches know it. Hopefully, this month of December, I turn everything around. But for me, it’s awful."

"You’ve got to be able to look at yourself, look at the man in the mirror and say that to yourself. And be able to correct yourself,” he continued.

Through 17 games, the 25-year-old Faried is averaging 11.4 rebounds and 7.0 rebounds per game. Last season, he averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

At 9-8, the Nuggets are fifth in the NBA in scoring at 105.4 points per game but are 26th in points allowed at 105.2 per game.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 11/12/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/12/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Washington Wizards 107 (6-2) – Detroit Pistons 103 (2-6)

Atlanta Hawks 100 (4-3) – Utah Jazz 97 (3-6)

Oklahoma City Thunder 109 (3-6) – Boston Celtics 94 (3-4)

Indiana Pacers 81 (3-6) – Miami Heat 75 (5-3)

Orlando Magic 97 (3-6) – New York Knicks 95 (2-7)

New Orleans Pelicans 109 (4-3) – Los Angeles Lakers 102 (1-7)

Phoenix Suns 112 (5-3) - Brooklyn Nets 104 (4-3)

Portland Trail Blazers 130 (6-3) - Denver Nuggets 113 (1-6)

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 (9-5-2; 20pts) – Boston Bruins 1 (10-7-0; 20pts) 

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LeBron Powers Cleveland to Win Over Nuggets

LeBron Powers Cleveland to Win Over Nuggets

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Behind a near triple-double from LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a brief two-game skid with a 110-101 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday. James scored a team-high 22 points while also dishing out 11 assists and pulling in seven rebounds.

Cleveland (2-3) led by 18 after the first quarter, which included nine total assists. The Cavs had just six assists in the their last game, a 100-102 loss to Utah. Despite only scoring two points in the period, James did have six assists by himself. As a team, the Cavaliers dished out 25 assists in the win.

"We were in tune defensively from the beginning and ... sharing the ball," James said. "We were locked in. I was very pleased with that."

Cleveland led by as many as 21 points in the second half, but the Nuggets (1-4) were able to claw their way back into the game. Randy Foye, who led Denver with 28 points, hit a layup with six minutes left in regulation to cut the deficit to 96-88. Less than 90 seconds later, it was a six point game.

Dion Waiters then stole a pass from Wilson Chandler and dunked it home at the other end, stopping the Denver momentum and giving the Cavaliers a 100-92 lead. Despite being outshot from the floor, Cleveland was 24-of-33 at the foul line while the Nuggets went just 10-of-15.

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ESPN: Nuggets Agree on Five-Year Extension with Kenneth Faried

ESPN: Nuggets Agree on Five-Year Extension with Kenneth Faried

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off his dominating performance for the United States in the FIBA World Cup, Yahoo! Sports and ESPN reports that the Denver Nuggets and forward Kenneth Faried have agreed on a five-year extension.

The deal is reportedly worth $60 million, and Faried will make no less than $52 million over the duration of the contract.

Entering his fourth season with the Nuggets, Faried has steadily improved since the Nuggets drafted him 22nd overall back in 2011. While he is not the team's star player, Faried is seen a relentless rebounder who plays with high energy and is a true "glue" guy who plays solid defense and is a key part of the Nuggets starting rotation.

In 80 games last season, the 24-year-old Faried averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game.

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ESPN: Bulls to Sign G Aaron Brooks

ESPN: Bulls to Sign G Aaron Brooks

Sacramento Kings/NBA(NEW YORK) --  The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a contract with free agent guard Aaron Brooks, according to ESPN.

The addition of Brooks gives the Bulls another scoring option off the bench.  Chicago has retooled its roster during the offseason with the additions of former All-Star Pau Gasol, European forward Nikola Mirotic, and rookie guard Doug McDermott in hopes of competing for the Eastern Conference crown.

The 29-year-old Brooks was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 26th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft out of the University of Oregon.

Brooks averaged 9.0 points and 3.2 assists per game last season while playing for the Rockets and Denver Nuggets.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/12/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/12/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Brooklyn Nets 96 (33-30) – Miami Heat 95 (44-18) Denver Nuggets 120 (28-36) – Orlando Magic 112 (19-47) Sacramento Kings 115 (23-42) – Philadelphia 76ers 98 (15-49) Toronto Raptors 101 (36-27) &n...

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/5/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/5/14 Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Bobcats 109 (28-33) – Indiana Pacers 87 (46-15) Houston Rockets 101 (42-19) – Orlando Magic 89 (19-44) Washington Wizards 104 (32-29) – Utah Jazz 91 (21-40) Golden State Warriors 108 (3...

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/14(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Miami Heat 103 (39-14) – Oklahoma City Thunder 81 (43-13) Denver Nuggets 101 (25-28) – Milwaukee Bucks 90 (10-44) Golden State Warriors 102 (33-22) - Houston Rockets 99 (37-18) OT Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: &n...

Nuggets Still Won’t Turn to Andre Miller Despite Injuries

Nuggets Still Won’t Turn to Andre Miller Despite InjuriesDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even with injuries starting to mount for the Denver Nuggets, they still have no plans to reconcile with point guard Andre Miller. "There won't be any reaching out from our end," head coach Brian Shaw told the De...

Nuggets’ Nate Robinson Out the Rest of the Season with Torn ACL

Nuggets’ Nate Robinson Out the Rest of the Season with Torn ACLNBA via Chicago Bulls(DENVER) -- With the Denver Nuggets hoping to keep their head above water in the competitive Western Conference, they've lost reserve guard Nate Robinson for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Robinson suffere...

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/9/14Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  NBA:  New York Knicks 102 (13-22) - Miami Heat 92 (27-9) Denver Nuggets 101 (18-17) - Oklahoma City Thunder 88 (27-9) NCAAB:  (1) Arizona 79 (16-0) - UCLA 75 (12-3) (20) Iowa 93 (13-3) - Northwestern 67 ...

Heat Celebrate LeBron’s Birthday With a 97-94 Win in Denver

Heat Celebrate LeBron’s Birthday With a 97-94 Win in DenverJim McIssac/Getty Images(DENVER) --  LeBron James poured in 26 points on his 29th birthday, and the Miami Heat edged the Denver Nuggets 97-94 on Monday night. James missed Saturday's win over Portland with a groin injury, but return to help Miami ...

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/13Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Chicago Bears 45 (7-6) - Dallas Cowboys 28 (7-6) NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 94 (14-8) – Philadelphia 76ers 83 (7-15) Denver Nuggets 75 (13-8) – Washington Wizards 74 (9-11) Charlotte Bobcats 115 (10-11) ...
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