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May 16, 2018
The worst team in the league got what it earned — the top pick in next month’s NBA draft.
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Murray scored 18 points against the Lakers, less than a week after coach Luke Walton said Murray engaged in “disrespectful” trash talk down the stretch of a Nuggets’ win.
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With the loss, the Nuggets (37-31) slipped further out of the crowded Western Conference playoff race. Denver entered Tuesday in the ninth slot but fell to 10th after Utah, San Antonio, the Clippers, Oklahoma City and Minnesota all won.
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When Murray was introduced — he was the last Denver player to be announced — the crowd at the Staples Center gave him a loud welcome typically reserved for the WWE’s finest heels.
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“When he’s playing with confidence, he’s big for our team,” teammate Will Barton said.
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Denver is 11-20 on the road, with eight of their next nine games coming away from the Pepsi Center.
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Murray drew a strong reaction from Lakers coach Luke Walton during and after Friday’s Nuggets win, with Walton screaming at Murray from the bench and later claiming Denver’s second-year point guard engaged in some “disrespectful” trash talk down the stretch.
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“Whoever takes it to heart and takes their losses salty, I can’t do anything about that,” Murray said after Lakers coach Luke Walton accused Murray of trash talking at the end Friday’s game.
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“He’s such a humble guy, that sometimes he looks for me to do things,” Millsap said of Jokic. “And it’s him. He’s our team. He makes a lot of things go for us.”
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The Nuggets have lost two in a row to fall out of the Western Conference playoff picture, while the Lakers have won six of their last seven games.
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Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too.
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We almost got halfway through February before LaVar Ball made an eye-opening comment that put his son Lonzo in a presumably unwelcome spot.
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A person familiar with direct knowledge of the trade says the Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing guard Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Over the past 48 hours, LaVar Ball has done what he does best: create plenty of fire and fury.
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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily Sunday after LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton.
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For more than a year, the Los Angeles Lakers have targeted Paul George as part of a free agent class in 2018 that they hope can turn around their moribund franchise.
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With James Harden in the locker room with a hamstring injury and the Houston Rockets desperate to end their losing streak, Chris Paul came to the rescue.
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Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn’t sure who would win a game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24.
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Ball’s choice of favorite player isn’t Kobe Bryant, the smooth superstar just a short drive (well, at least in terms of miles) down Route 60. It is LeBron James, whose jerseys from his days with both the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers were worn by Ball as a kid.
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The short-handed Denver Nuggets pieced together their lineup, then finished strong in a 115-100 victory Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers before a six-game road trip.
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