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JR Smith, giving the people their money's worth

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When Denver is eliminated after game six, I am really going to miss JR Smith’s monster dunks. (What, you think Denver will pull it together on the road and force a game seven? Okay. Sure. Do you still believe in the tooth fairy, too?) [more]

NBA Playoffs: Nene leaves game, appears to be done for season

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UPDATE 8:28 am: Sources told the Denver Post after the game that it looks as if Nene is done for the season. He will undergo an MRI today to confirm, but doctors with the Nuggets thought he tore the ACL in his left knee. 12:21 am: An inadvertent kick from Carlos Boozer has knocked Denver [more]

NBA Playoffs: Nuggets limited by defensive execution, but also offensive scheme

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There’s no question that Denver’s inability to play defense is a big reason why they find themselves on the brink of elimination, but TrueHoop’s Kevin Arnovitz has discovered something of an oddity in the Nuggets’ deliberately inefficient offense: The Denver Nuggets have a secret arsenal of nearly unstoppable plays. There’s only one hitch headed into [more]

J.R. Smith understands the lost art of irony

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Thanks to Internet snark (guilty, as charged), irony is dead. Or at least on life support in an Alanis Morissette world. But J.R. Smith gets it, the Denver sixth man is a master of irony. What else are we to take away from this post-game tweet by him yesterday? You play selfish you lose selfish [more]

NBA Playoffs: Andrei Kirilenko thinks he can be back for game six

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It can’t last, can it? The Jazz can’t keep winning with nobody healthy left on the front line, can they? Well, yes they can. Their offensive system is a troublesome match for Denver. Doesn’t mean they wouldn’t mind the help. Andrei Kirilenko wants to be the cavalry. The Russian Cavalry in their Cossack uniforms, but [more]