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March 28, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The Denver Nuggets had two reasons to celebrate, as they beat visiting Dallas to tighten the playoff race and welcomed back Nene from cancer treatment. Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points and sparked the decisive run in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 118-105 win over the Mavericks last night. Allen Iverson added 31 points for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight and temporarily moved into a tie with Golden State for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Warriors beat Portland later last night.
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July 3, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Power forward Nene agreed yesterday to a six-year, $60 million deal to stay with the Denver Nuggets. His agent, Dan Fegan, interrupted Nene's honeymoon in his native Brazil with the good news. Combined with the five-year, $80 million extension that Carmelo Anthony agreed to Saturday, Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke spent the first weekend of free agency committing $140 million toward building a contender. Nene, who has career averages of 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, played just three minutes last season before injuring his right knee on opening night.
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January 18, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Nuggets coach George Karl said the team is still awaiting results of some medical tests after doctors removed a testicular tumor from Denver forward Nene. The Brazilian player's Web site posted a statement saying the tumor was benign, but the announcement was later removed. "I don't think there's any question there's some positive energy, but I'm not going to interpret and analyze until we get all the information," Karl said at a workout before last night's game with visiting Utah.
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December 14, 2006 | By David Aldridge INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yesterday's installment of the Allen Iverson trade saga had the Denver Nuggets exploring an alternate way to obtain the 76ers' all-star guard, and the Golden State Warriors taking a step back and perhaps getting ready to drop out. A source said yesterday that the Nuggets might be trying to involve a third team, the Portland Trail Blazers, in the deal. The proposed trade would send forward Nene to the Trail Blazers, who then would ship center Jamaal Magloire to the Sixers. The Nuggets would send another player, possibly former Sixer Joe Smith, to the Sixers, and the Sixers would direct Iverson to Denver.
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May 22, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The Lakers' 24-year playoff dominance of the Denver Nuggets dissipated over the final 29 seconds of the fourth quarter. That's when Kenyon Martin hit a layup in traffic and Chauncey Billups made three of four free throws to give Denver a 106-103 victory in Game 2 last night to even the Western Conference finals. It was Denver's first-ever playoff win against Los Angeles, which owned an 11-0 record dating to 1985, the second-longest postseason winning streak against one team in NBA history.
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December 19, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOU WILLIAMS scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the visiting Atlanta Hawks to a 100-95, overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. "Any time that I thought I saw a crease I was able to take it," Williams said. "Tonight was one of those games we didn't play with a lot of energy so I just wanted to be aggressive any time I had the ball. " Kyle Korver had 16 points and Jeff Teague added 13 as Atlanta (15-7) won for the third time in three meetings with the Wizards (3-19)
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March 28, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Rookie Arron Afflalo had career highs of 15 points and seven rebounds as the Detroit Pistons clinched the Central Division title with a 85-69 victory over the Miami Heat last night. Detroit, which had lost three of its last four games, struggled against the hapless Heat. The Pistons were missing all-star guard Richard Hamilton (hip) for the third straight game. Miami, which dressed only nine players, has lost 13 of 15. Reserve Jason Maxiell scored 15 points for Detroit, while Chauncey Billups added 13 points and 11 assists.
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April 23, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
This is what the Denver Nuggets had in mind when they acquired Allen Iverson to go with Carmelo Anthony. The high-scoring All-Star duo provided the offense and the Nuggets were tough defensively, too, as they beat the host San Antonio Spurs, 95-89 in, Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series last night. Iverson, acquired in a trade the Sixers in December, scored 29 of his 31 points after the first quarter and Anthony added 30 for the sixth-seeded Nuggets, who haven't won a playoff series since 1994.
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October 8, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers believe Jahlil Okafor is just scratching the surface. The 6-foot-11 and slimmed down 268-pound rookie center is blessed with an NBA body, a refined offensive repertoire and good footwork. However, the Sixers believe his footwork can improve to great. They also want the often-too-unselfish player to develop a disposition in which he demands the ball. "It's not on a coach to feel like you have to call his play a lot," coach Brett Brown said. "But I feel like he's been born with that body and those hands.
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January 4, 2010 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If this 76ers season was not already disastrous, last night's near-loss could have been a disaster. The Sixers choked on a big-time fourth quarter lead and clanged free throws down the stretch, but they eventually hung on for a 108-105 victory over the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets. Denver's Aaron Afflalo missed a three-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining, which would have capped a 16-point comeback by the Nuggets. Instead it delivered the Sixers a much-needed win. Last night's game at the Pepsi Center was the finale of a Western trip that included five games, lasted 10 days, and began Dec. 26 with a blowout loss to the Utah Jazz.
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October 8, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers believe Jahlil Okafor is just scratching the surface. The 6-foot-11 and slimmed down 268-pound rookie center is blessed with an NBA body, a refined offensive repertoire and good footwork. However, the Sixers believe his footwork can improve to great. They also want the often-too-unselfish player to develop a disposition in which he demands the ball. "It's not on a coach to feel like you have to call his play a lot," coach Brett Brown said. "But I feel like he's been born with that body and those hands.
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December 19, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOU WILLIAMS scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the visiting Atlanta Hawks to a 100-95, overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. "Any time that I thought I saw a crease I was able to take it," Williams said. "Tonight was one of those games we didn't play with a lot of energy so I just wanted to be aggressive any time I had the ball. " Kyle Korver had 16 points and Jeff Teague added 13 as Atlanta (15-7) won for the third time in three meetings with the Wizards (3-19)
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March 22, 2012
    Nene had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his Washington debut, and the Wizards defeated New Jersey, 108-89, in Newark on Wednesday, in a game marred by ejections of the Nets' all-star point guard Deron Williams and head coach Avery Johnson. Williams and Johnson were tossed by referee Josh Tiven with 5 minutes, 18 seconds left in the third quarter for arguing a non-call on a Williams drive to the basket. Tiven appeared to call all four technical fouls, getting Williams first and then the coach after his best player was ejected.
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January 4, 2010 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If this 76ers season was not already disastrous, last night's near-loss could have been a disaster. The Sixers choked on a big-time fourth quarter lead and clanged free throws down the stretch, but they eventually hung on for a 108-105 victory over the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets. Denver's Aaron Afflalo missed a three-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining, which would have capped a 16-point comeback by the Nuggets. Instead it delivered the Sixers a much-needed win. Last night's game at the Pepsi Center was the finale of a Western trip that included five games, lasted 10 days, and began Dec. 26 with a blowout loss to the Utah Jazz.
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May 26, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Perhaps the only things missing from the LeBron James-Kobe Bryant duel in the NBA Finals will be LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. One night after James' Cavaliers went down two games to one to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference final, Bryant's Lakers were routed by the underdog Denver Nuggets, 120-101, in Game 4 of their series last night at the Pepsi Center. The Western Conference final is tied at two games each. The Nuggets didn't need to worry about a botched inbounds pass in the closing seconds like the ones that cost them wins in Games 1 and 3, although Bryant had another monster fourth quarter in an attempt to put a stranglehold on the series that shifts to Los Angeles for Game 5 tomorrow night.
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May 22, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The Lakers' 24-year playoff dominance of the Denver Nuggets dissipated over the final 29 seconds of the fourth quarter. That's when Kenyon Martin hit a layup in traffic and Chauncey Billups made three of four free throws to give Denver a 106-103 victory in Game 2 last night to even the Western Conference finals. It was Denver's first-ever playoff win against Los Angeles, which owned an 11-0 record dating to 1985, the second-longest postseason winning streak against one team in NBA history.
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March 28, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The Denver Nuggets had two reasons to celebrate, as they beat visiting Dallas to tighten the playoff race and welcomed back Nene from cancer treatment. Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points and sparked the decisive run in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 118-105 win over the Mavericks last night. Allen Iverson added 31 points for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight and temporarily moved into a tie with Golden State for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Warriors beat Portland later last night.
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March 28, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Rookie Arron Afflalo had career highs of 15 points and seven rebounds as the Detroit Pistons clinched the Central Division title with a 85-69 victory over the Miami Heat last night. Detroit, which had lost three of its last four games, struggled against the hapless Heat. The Pistons were missing all-star guard Richard Hamilton (hip) for the third straight game. Miami, which dressed only nine players, has lost 13 of 15. Reserve Jason Maxiell scored 15 points for Detroit, while Chauncey Billups added 13 points and 11 assists.
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January 23, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
A testicular tumor removed from Denver Nuggets forward Nene was malignant. The team said yesterday the tumor was discovered early, and tests showed the cancer was isolated. "The recovery rate is extremely high," the Nuggets said in a written statement. "In addition, the odds of a recurrence are very small. " The Brazilian player underwent surgery Jan. 14 to remove the tumor. The team said he was doing well, but there was no timetable for his return. Nene's Web site had posted a statement last week saying the tumor was benign, but that announcement later was removed.
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January 18, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Nuggets coach George Karl said the team is still awaiting results of some medical tests after doctors removed a testicular tumor from Denver forward Nene. The Brazilian player's Web site posted a statement saying the tumor was benign, but the announcement was later removed. "I don't think there's any question there's some positive energy, but I'm not going to interpret and analyze until we get all the information," Karl said at a workout before last night's game with visiting Utah.
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