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Mar 22, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Denver Nuggets power forward Mason Plumlee (24) controls the ball against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 22, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Denver Nuggets power forward Mason Plumlee (24) controls the ball against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Nuggets continued their win streak, while the Knicks suffered their third straight loss, 111-93, on Friday night at The Garden. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game...

1) Six Nuggets players made it in double digits in the points column, with Nikola Jokic leading the way with 21 points and 17 rebounds. Jamal Murray had 18 points, while Gary Harris and Monte Morris had 14 and 13 points respectively. 

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Feb 4, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill (3) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 4, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill (3) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After losing three straight games, their longest losing streak in two months, the Nets bounced back Wednesday with a 135-130 win over the Nuggets, who currently hold the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Nets won their 29th game, surpassing last season's win total 56 games into the season. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) As has often been the case this season, D'Angelo Russell led the way for Brooklyn by putting up 27 points, 11 assists and six rebounds. He shot 10-for-23 from the field including 6-for-9 from 3-point range. The All-Star guard's double-double was his sixth of the season, which is a career-high. This marked the second time in his career Russell had at least 25 points and 10 assists; he did it on Jan. 23 against the Magic.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets struggled to contain Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and for the first time in two months, they are on a three-game losing streak.

Brooklyn's next task is to contain Nikola Jokic on Wednesday night when they host the Denver Nuggets in a matchup of banged-up teams.

The Nets (28-27) are on their first three-game losing streak since dropping eight straight from Nov. 21-Dec 5. They went 20-6 in 26 games before the skid began with a 117-114 loss at San Antonio on Thursday.

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New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams and Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins sack Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams and Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins sack Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets' defense dedicated Sunday's 34-16 win over the Denver Broncos to defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, who was absent due to what head coach Todd Bowles called a "serious illness."

"We had a brother down, and that was our message," safety Jamal Adams said, according to the New York Post's Brian Costello. "We wanted to play for him. I know he is smiling right now. [I'm sure] he was excited the way we played, and we can't wait to get him back."

Bowles called plays in Rodgers' absence on Sunday, and the Jets sacked Broncos quarterback Case Keenum four times and held them to 10 points through three quarters. They stopped the Broncos on third down 10 of 14 times and prevented them from converting on their lone fourth-down attempt.

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New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell carries the ball against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell carries the ball against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Jets running back Isaiah Crowell credited everyone but himself after he broke the franchise single-game rushing record in Sunday's 34-16 win over the Denver Broncos.

"I gotta give all the credit to the O-line," Crowell said, according to the New York Post's Howie Kussoy. "I can't take the credit. Really, the holes were open. Anybody could've ran through them. It just happened to be me. ... I felt like [offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates] basically committed to the run, and I feel like our O-line did their thing."

Crowell totaled a career-high 219 rushing yards on 15 carries, which according to ESPN's Rich Cimini set the NFL record for yards per carry in a game (14.6). His highlight Sunday was a 77-yard touchdown run in a 21-point second quarter that sparked New York.

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Jets beat Broncos, 34-16 00:01:22
Sam Darnold, Todd Bowles, Brian Winters and Robby Anderson talk about a big day for the offense, after the Jets beat the Broncos, 34-16.

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The development of Sam Darnold took another big step forward on Sunday when the reins were finally taken off of him and the game plan. They allowed him to throw the ball downfield.

And he threw it pretty well.

Overall Darnold was only 10 for 22 for 198 yards in the Jets' 34-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but he was outstanding on several of his deep passes -- something that had been missing from his game early in the season. The two best were two absolutely perfect touchdown throws to Robby Anderson -- one for 76 yards and another for 33.

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GEICO SportsNite: FNNY on Jets 00:03:08
The Football Night in New York crew break down the Jets ugly 23-0 loss to the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.

After Jets quarterback Josh McCown suffered a broken left hand in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos, second-string quarterback Bryce Petty said he feels "ready" to step up for New York's Week 15 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

"I am going to give my heart and soul and prepare for this week for New Orleans," Petty said, according to NJ.com's Connor Hughes. "Whatever happens in the future, happens, but all I can do is worry about things I can control. Whether Josh plays, or whether he doesn't, I am going to go in there prepared and ready to lead this team."

Given McCown's injury is on his non-throwing hand, it is unclear if he will play during the team's final three games of the season. Head coach Todd Bowles said McCown will undergo further tests this week to evaluate his status for the rest of the season.

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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws in the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws in the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

After Jets quarterback Josh McCown suffered a broken left hand in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos, second-string quarterback Bryce Petty said he feels "ready" to step up for New York's Week 15 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

"I am going to give my heart and soul and prepare for this week for New Orleans," Petty said, according to NJ.com's Connor Hughes. "Whatever happens in the future, happens, but all I can do is worry about things I can control. Whether Josh plays, or whether he doesn't, I am going to go in there prepared and ready to lead this team."

Given McCown's injury is on his non-throwing hand, it is unclear if he will play during the team's final three games of the season. Head coach Todd Bowles said McCown will undergo further tests this week to evaluate his status for the rest of the season.

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Bowles and McCown on 23-0 loss 00:02:13
Jets head coach Todd Bowles and quarterback Josh McCown talk about what went wrong for the Jets in their 23-loss to Denver.

The Jets recorded 100 yards of total offense and turned the ball over twice as they were shut out against Von Miller and the Denver Broncos, 23-0, Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Josh McCown threw an interception and lost a fumble before leaving the game late in the third quarter due to a left hand injury. Bryce Petty completed just two of nine passes for 14 yards in his absence.

Bilal Powell and Matt Forte combined for 48 rushing yards on 19 attempts, while Robby Anderson, who totaled 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the past two games, was limited to three catches for 27 yards.

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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

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THE GAME

The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) at Sports Authority field at Mile high in Denver, on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4:05 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER:

December in Denver is always a little nicer than I think it's going to be. Temperatures on Sunday should be slightly over 60 with light winds and sunny skies.

WHAT IT MEANS

It means everything to the Jets. They are two games behind the Baltimore Ravens in the race for the last wild-card spot in the AFC with only four games to play, so they can't afford any slip-ups. They also have to hope for some help because just to get to the Ravens, they have to jump over the Chargers, Bills and Raiders, who are all one game ahead of the Jets. It's not going to be easy. It's probably impossible. But the Jets have no shot if they don't win all four of their remaining games.

Tags: Brandon Shell, Christian Hackenberg, Denver Broncos, Josh McCown, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse catches a pass during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse catches a pass during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Here's what's going on Tuesday:

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The Jets return to practice on Tuesday after head coach Todd Bowles gave the team the day off following "Victory Monday" in celebration of Sunday's 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors.

 

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:01:41
Kristaps Porzingis talks about his career-high 38 points after the Knicks defeated the Nuggets for their third straight win.

Kristaps Porzingis scored at least 30 points for the fifth time this season to lead the New York Knicks to their third straight win with a 116-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday at Madison Square Garden.


Porzingis recorded 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting, seven rebounds and three blocks for the Knicks, who hung on in the fourth quarter despite seeing their 22-point halftime lead evaporate in the third.

Kyle O'Quinn scored 15 points and brought down 12 rebounds, while Jarrett Jack had six points and 10 assists. 

Tags: Courtney Lee, Denver Nuggets, Jarrett Jack, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee slam dunks during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee slam dunks during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks finally got the inside-outside game they were looking for.

One problem: The Denver Nuggets, the Knicks' opponent on Monday night at Madison Square Garden, may have just found a potent 1-2 punch themselves.

New York enters the matchup coming off its best performance of the year -- and arguably the biggest win in Jeff Hornacek's tenure -- a 114-95 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. The Knicks handed the Cavs their fourth loss in five games. >> Read more

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New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

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Ben McAdoo has preached for a long time about his desire for a "heavy-handed" offensive football team. The Giants finally played like one on Sunday night in Denver.

And if they want to win any more games in this miserable season, they'll have to play that way again and again.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley celebrates the touchdown of cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley celebrates the touchdown of cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Janoris Jenkins returned an interception for a touchdown, Jason Pierre-Paul recorded three of the Giants' four sacks and New York won its first game of the season with a 23-10 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

After allowing an average of 24.4 points per game through their first five losses, the Giants forced three Broncos turnovers en route to their first win. Landon Collins picked off Trevor Siemian, who briefly left the game for Brock Osweiler due to injury, Eli Apple recovered a fumble and Jenkins scored a pick-six late in the second quarter that gave New York a 17-3 halftime lead.

Eli Manning went 11-for-19 with 128 yards and a passing touchdown to tight end Evan Engram in the Giants' first game without wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard
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New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan took over New York's play-calling responsibilities from head coach Ben McAdoo for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, according to the New York Post's Paul Schwartz.

Sullivan, who took over for McAdoo after the Giants' 0-5 start, led New York to a field goal and touchdown on two of his first three drives on Sunday.

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New York Giants center Weston Richburg blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants center Weston Richburg blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

With center Weston Richburg among seven Giants players inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, New York adjusted its offensive line to feature Brett Jones at center, DJ Fluker at right guard, John Jerry at left guard and Justin Pugh at right tackle.

Richburg is out due to a concussion after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Giants also ruled defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle), wide receiver Sterling Shepard (ankle), linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck), defensive end Romeo Okwara (ankle), running back Paul Perkins (ribs) and quarterback David Webb out.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brett Jones, Denver Broncos, Dwayne Harris, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball during first quarter against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball during first quarter against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

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THE GAME

The Giants (0-5) vs. the Denver Broncos (3-1) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

A brisk day turns into a chilly night with temperatures in the 40s and moderate winds.

WHAT IT MEANS

Ben McAdoo needs something -- even just a competitive game here -- to give everyone a chance to take a deep breath. There is a storm of chaos in and around his locker room, and players clearly aren't happy. Don't fool yourself: Things absolutely can get worse. Would a win change their outlook on the season? No. This team is still going nowhere, especially without their best player, Odell Beckham Jr. But McAdoo needs something to show them the rest of the season won't just be a death march toward a new coach in 2018. He needs to find a way to keep them playing hard and not just going through the motions. A miracle win in Denver might just do that trick.

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Up in the heir 00:02:22
Daily News Live debates the future of Giants quarterback Eli Manning and New York's quest for a replacement if they draft a quarterback.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY

The clock is winding down on Eli Manning's career, though no one knows how quickly. It's probably safe to assume that Manning doesn't have more than three seasons left as the starting quarterback of the New York Giants. Maybe.

But even if that's true, that still doesn't mean the Giants have to start looking for his replacement. At least not right now.

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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

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Furious George: Karl's new book 00:03:11
Daily News Live discusses Former NBA coach George Karl's new book in which he heavily criticizes Carmelo Anthony.

Carmelo Anthony's former coach George Karl called him "a true conundrum" and ripped his defensive effort on the court in a new book called "Furious George," according to the New York Post's Marc Berman.

Anthony played for Karl from January 2005 to February 2011, when he was traded to the Knicks (along with Chauncey Billups) in exchange for Danilo GallinariWilson ChandlerRaymond FeltonTimofey Mozgov and a package of draft picks, a trade Karl said "we won ... definitely."

Though Karl praised Anthony's talent and potential -- he said Anthony could have "become the best defender at his position in the NBA" -- he said Anthony's focus on just one side of the basketball prevented him from being a leader on the Nuggets.

"I want as much effort on defense -- maybe more -- as on offense," Karl wrote. "That was never going to happen with Melo, whose amazing ability to score with the ball made him a star but didn't make him a winner. Which I pointed out to him. Which he didn't like."

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 (Kyle Terada -USA TODAY Sports)
(Kyle Terada -USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks take on the Nuggets in the final game of their road trip at 9 p.m. ET. on Saturday night. 

According to STATS...

  • This will be the first meeting between the Knicks and the Nuggets this season. The Nuggets have won the last three games in this series; this is their longest win streak versus New York since taking four in a row, November 17, 2007-November 27, 2009.
  • None of the Knicks' starters had more than 10 points in Thursday's loss to the Warriors. It was the fifth time in 2016-17, but the first time this month, that any team had a game in which none of its starters scored 11+ points.
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Dec 7, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) drives against Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic (23) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 7, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) drives against Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic (23) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 22 and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets for a 116-111 victory on Wednesday night.

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony is fouled by Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade as he shoots during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony is fouled by Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade as he shoots during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The last time New York won in Denver, Carmelo Anthony did all he could to stop it.

The forward has been on the other side of the matchup for the last three of the Knicks' seven-game road skid against the Nuggets, something he'll try to help end Tuesday night.

The Knicks' 109-107 win in Denver on Nov. 8, 2006, featured 37 points and eight assists from Anthony, and he then led the Nuggets to four straight home wins over New York before being traded to the Knicks in a 13-player, three-team deal on Feb. 22, 2011.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (Isaiah J. Downing/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (Isaiah J. Downing/USA Today Sports Images)

Brook Lopez had 20 points and tipped in a basket with .4 seconds left in overtime to lift the Brooklyn Nets over the Denver Nuggets 121-120 on Friday night.

Nikola Jokic missed badly on a backward desperation shot off an inbound pass as time expired, and the Nets beat the Nuggets for the fifth straight time.

Markel Brown had 21 points to lead the Nets and Bojan Bogdanovic added 17 points. Bogdanovic made 2 of 3 free throws in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime.

Emmanuel Mudiay had 25 points to lead the Nuggets. Gary Harris added 21 points and Kenneth Faried had 17 points. >> Read more

Tags: Bojan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez, Denver Nuggets, Markel Brown
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Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young dribbles past Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried during the second half at Barclays Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young dribbles past Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried during the second half at Barclays Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets face the Denver Nuggets on the road Friday at 9 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Nets beat the Nuggets 105-104 in Brooklyn on February 8, Joe Johnson banking in the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. That was Brooklyn's fourth straight victory over Denver; one shy of the franchise mark for the most consecutive wins in this series (5, February 17, 2002-March 10, 2004).
  • The Nets lost to the Lakers on Tuesday despite turning the ball over just eight times. It was their fewest turnovers in a road loss since committing seven in a 93-87 defeat at Toronto, April 14, 2013.
  • The Nuggets held the Lakers to just two points off second-chance opportunities on Wednesday. That is the fewest second-chance points allowed in a game by Denver since holding Boston to zero, February 24, 2011.
  • Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 15 rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers. It was the most rebounds that Young has ever pulled down in a road game.
  • D.J. Augustin has come off the bench to pour in 20+ points in two of his last three games, putting up 19.0 (57/3) points on 57.6 (19/33) percent shooting over this stretch. He averaged just 8.5 PPG on 37.0 percent shooting in his first four games after being traded to Denver.
  • Emmanuel Mudiay turns 20 years old on Saturday. The rookie, who is putting up 5.8 assists per game (272/47), needs to average 5.6 per contest (if he plays in all remaining 21 games) to break Jalen Rose's franchise mark for assists by a rookie (389), which Rose set in 1994-95.
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Former St. John's forward JaKarr Sampson signed a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.

The second year is non-guaranteed, a source said.

"It's a great opportunity here... I'm just ready to get to work," Sampson said.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young dribbles the ball as Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington defends during the forth quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young dribbles the ball as Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington defends during the forth quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Denver Nuggets at Barclays Center on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • Brooklyn owns a three-game winning streak against Denver dating back to the 2013-14 season. It is the Nets' longest winning streak against the Nuggets since a four-game stretch from 2004-05 to 2006-07.
  • Brooklyn took a one-game road trip to Philadelphia Saturday and lost, 103-98. The Nets have lost six straight road games, but they have won each of their last two home games against Western Conference teams.
  • Thaddeus Young recorded his third consecutive double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds at Philly Saturday. His 24 double-doubles this season are a career high and third among power forwards in the NBA behind DeMarcus Cousins (30) and Anthony Davis (27).
  • Denver beat New York in Madison Square Garden yesterday, 101-96. The Nuggets are now 4-4 on the road against Eastern Conference teams this season after posting a 3-12 record in those games last year.
  • The Nuggets have won four of their last six games, and both losses came by exactly four points each. Denver is averaging 105.2 points per game in that span after averaging 99.7 points prior to that stretch this season.
  • Joffrey Lauvergne played the entire fourth quarter yesterday for the Nuggets against the Knicks. Coming into Sunday, he had played during the fourth quarter just 16 times this season, averaging under six minutes during the quarter in those games.
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New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher looks towards New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during first half against Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher looks towards New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during first half against Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

The more the Knicks lose, the more questions seem to surround them. But the ironic thing is that they are consistent in one specific area: the fashion in which they suffer such defeats.

With their latest loss, a 101-96 defeat against the Nuggets on Sunday, the Knicks displayed a number of behaviors that are becoming all too familiar now. They lack a killer instinct, and players to fail to sense when they can kick it up a notch and go on attack mode. They aren't assertive around the basket. Players aren't showing urgency on the offensive boards, following up shots and creating second chance opportunities. The team's overall defensive intensity is lacking, as is their ability to put up a worthwhile fight for a full 48 minutes over the course of a given contest. Regardless of the circumstances, the Knicks seem to constantly fade away and ice over when the game is on the line in the final minutes. Despite a +13 third quarter that saw New York take the lead, they fell to Denver following an all too forgettable fourth. But unfortunately for the Knicks, such woes are all too evident in what is becoming a recurring nightmare.

Here are more observations from the matinee loss.

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

Quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Carolina Panthers blew out the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Newton threw an 86-yard pass to Corey Brown and a five-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess, and had touchdown runs of one yard and 12 yards. Carson Palmer lost two fumbles and threw four interceptions, including a pick-six to Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter. >> Read more on the Panthers win...

The Denver Broncos defense stopped Tom Brady on a potential game-tying two-point conversion after his four-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski brought the New England Patriots within two points, as the Broncos won the AFC Championship Game, 20-18, and head to their second Super Bowl in three years. 

Denver's defense sacked Brady four times and intercepted him twice, excluding Bradley Roby's pick on the two-point attempt. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to tight end Owen Daniels. >> Read more on the Broncos win...

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

The Denver Broncos defense stopped Tom Brady on a potential game-tying two-point conversion after his four-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski brought the New England Patriots within two points, as the Broncos won the AFC Championship Game, 20-18, and head to their second Super Bowl in three years. 

Denver's defense sacked Brady four times and intercepted him twice, excluding Bradley Roby's pick on the two-point attempt. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to tight end Owen Daniels. >> Read more on the Broncos win...

Quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Carolina Panthers blew out the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Newton threw an 86-yard pass to Corey Brown and a five-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess, and had touchdown runs of one yard and 12 yards. Carson Palmer lost two fumbles and threw four interceptions, including a pick-six to Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter. >> Read more on the Panthers win...

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The Nets (27-29) defeated the Nuggets (25-32) in dominant fashion Thursday, winning by a final score of 112-89.

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[sny-box]Talk about responding. One night after getting blown out of the building, the Nets had a laugher of their own against a Denver squad that was just non-competitive.

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Starters

.....Brooklyn Nets ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??Denver Nuggets
1Deron WilliamsAaron Brooks
2Shaun LivingstonRandy Foye
3Joe JohnsonEvan Fournier
4Paul PierceKenneth Faried
5Kevin GarnettTimofey Mozgov
The Good: The Nets are 11-11 against Western Conference opponents this season, and 7-3 against the West since the start of January...Brooklyn is 16-8 overall since the start of January, the fourth-best winning percentage in the East over that span.

The Bad: The Nets have not won a game at the Pepsi Center since 1/27/2007, when current head coach Jason Kidd was still the Nets' point guard...Brooklyn is 8-32 at Denver all-time...The Nets are 3-10 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.

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Tonight, the Nets try to shake off one of their worst losses in team history when they head to Colorado to face the Denver Nuggets.

No Nets player played more 27 minutes last night, so hopefully they'll be relatively fresh and ready to play tonight, in an arena that's been a house of horrors for them in recent years. In fact, the last time the Nets won a game at the Pepsi Center in Denver was back in January of 2007, when Jason Kidd was still suiting up at point guard.

However, Brooklyn might be catching Denver at the right time, as the Nuggets have lost eight of their last nine games, and have already ruled out a bunch of players due to injury. Nate Robinson, JaVale McGee, Danilo Gallinari, Darrell Arthur, and Wilson Chandler are all out for the Nuggets tonight, and Ty Lawson is listed as doubtful.

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The Nets (5-13) lost to the Nuggets (11-6) tonight by a score of 111-87.

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[sny-box]This was a total domination by the Nuggets on the boards from the opening tip until the last buzzer sounded.? The Nets were outrebounded?31-18 at half and gave up 12 of them on the offensive side.

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Another brutal week for some teams in a Sunday that was packed with upsets and several close calls that resulted in late game finishes. The Detroit Lions were the biggest surprise of the weekend, as they forced three turnovers from the undefeated Chicago Bears in a win that ties them atop the NFC North. The Washington Redskins finally notched their first win of the season, while the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants all suffered losses. Last night, New Orleans hosted the Miami Dolphins and completed the rout that pushed them to 4-0; making a case that they will strongly compete for the NFC conference (the Saints meet the Seattle Seahawks in week 13 in a much anticipated matchup).? Here are my NFC Power Rankings for Week 4...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(4-0): Not much to say except that the Seahawks were handed?a gift on Sunday?against the Houston Texans.?What looked like their first loss of the season was anything but that. Down 20-3, the Seahawks were able to rally and beat the Texans in?overtime.?A key play;?CB Richard Sherman picked off?Texans QB Matt Schaub for a touchdown?in the?fourth quarter on a poorly thrown?ball and an even worse play call by Houston. Seattle has shown that it can win tight games and faces a tough test next week when they travel to Indianapolis to face?Andrew Luck and the Colts.?Seattle's 62-point score?differential speaks for itself; this team?can score and their defense is one?of the best in the NFL.??Ranking last week: 1

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The Giants defense made sure that Peyton Manning did not have another record setting week through the air and for much of the game, a victory was within reach. One thing the Giants could not do, was figure out the balancing act by the Denver Broncos offense.

During the much anticipated Manning Bowl III,?we saw the elder brother, Peyton, run his no-huddle offense to near perfection not only with the passing attack, but also on the ground. Peyton finished with 307 yards with two touchdowns, while Broncos' RB Knowshon Moreno carried the ball 13 times for 93 yards and reached the end zone twice.

More importantly, the Giants defensive line could not force any pressure on Manning and finished the game without a single sack. DE's Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul were basically invisible on the field and behind Manning's quick offensive approach, the Giants defense was confused, leaving receivers wide open at times.?Too much time and too many options?allowed Manning to pick apart?Big Blue's defense.

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Today will mark the third time Eli and Peyton Manning have faced each other as pros.

The Giants (0-1) host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (1-0) in their 2013 home opener in a game that will be broadcast in every market except Oakland and Jacksonville.

Kickoff: 4:25pm Eastern

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Coming off of a?record-tying performance where he threw seven touchdowns against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Giants hope they are able to contain QB Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos offense, in the third edition of the Manning Bowl.

One thing the Giants and defensive coordinator Perry Fewell?are doing to prepare, as they welcome?the Broncos and Eli's older brother?to MetLife Stadium for Big Blue's home opener, is study the team's past matchup?with P. Manning in 2010?when he suited up for the Indianapolis Colts.

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After last weekend?s performance in Dallas, not much more could go wrong for the Giants. But offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride hopes the team can improve on the mistakes that cost them an opening-week loss.

The problem is that this week, Eli Manning will be going up against his older brother Peyton, who is fresh off a game in which he threw seven touchdown passes.

However, that is for the defense to worry about. The Giants? offense has plenty more to be concerned with than Peyton Manning?s performance.

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This Sunday, the Manning Brothers will face off for third time as professionals. In the two previous meetings, as QB of the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton defeated Eli and the Giants, 26-21, in New York and again in 2006: 38-14 in Indianapolis in 2010.

This will be the first game in NFL history to feature opposing players who passed for at least 400 yards in the previous week.

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Tonight at 9 p.m., the Nets looked to keep their road hot streak alive in Denver against the Nuggets.

Brooklyn is now 4-1 on its current road trip, which set the franchise record for the most wins on a road trip of at least seven games. The team has averaged 108.0 points per game in the trip ? 12.8 points above its season road average.

The Nuggets have defeated the Nets in five straight contests at the Pepsi Center by an average of 13.2 points per game.

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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

After C.J. Watson?s one-point performance in Monday?s win over the Pacers, he was bound to have a better game Wednesday night against the Nuggets.

Watson not only had a better game, but he also turned in his best performance of the year with a season-high 25 points and six assists.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets will play their final game before the All-Star break against the Denver Nuggets.

Playing without Deron Williams, Brooklyn earned an overtime victory Monday night, but the team has still lost six of its last 10 games.

The Nuggets meanwhile are on a hot streak, having won nine games in a row before a recent two-game skid.

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Finally, a normal week for once. After two Wednesday games in a row, a Sunday at 1 game is on the schedule this week. Don't get used to it. ?The Giants follow this Sunday's homer against Tampa with a Thursday jaunt to Carolina and a Sunday nighter in Philly. That makes three national games in the first four weeks. The price of success, I guess.

Going into this season, the Giants looked up and down their schedule and shook their heads. The only semi-breathers are this week vs Tampa and another homer against Cleveland. The way these two teams played this week, they may prove to be tough games. The Browns had the Eagles beat yesterday up until the last minute. Tampa held Carolina to 10 yards rushing.

In addition, Washington - who had a lot of the pieces last year except QB - finally have one and they could be a force. RGIII lit up the Superdome yesterday in his NFL debut. The Giants already have problems with the Redskins and now here comes this kid like a reincarnation of Randall Cunningham, the infamous Giant killer.

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Future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning is returning from a year off rehabbing from neck surgery. The decision by the Indianapolis Colts to part ways with him in favor of No.1 pick Andrew Luck set off a chain reaction across the league. Teams came out of their skins to find a way to sign him.

The team that won out was the Denver Broncos, currently presided over by none other than John Elway, one of the game's greatest QBs. Elway swayed Peyton to shun such warm weather and indoor destinations (such as Miami and Arizona) for the mile-high life. But if you're Peyton Manning, why in the world would you make that choice after playing in a controlled environment for the past 14 years?

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I'm sure you are all pleased that the Peyton Manning Sweepstakes are finally over. It would have been nice for the folks in Tennessee to have him back, but Denver is where he wants to be, and we'll gladly take that. We didn't need him in San Francisco...

We know John Elway had a lot to do with convincing Peyton to chose Denver, which is one of America's great cities, but it just seems odd to us that he would want to play out his career in the elements when he has always been considered a "dome" quarterback.

The Broncos play in the outdoors - many times in extreme weather and always in thinning air - and their three division opponents are all outdoor/grass teams as well.

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The coaching? carousel and whirlwind tour is over for Giants' DC Perry Fewell as the Denver Broncos announced today that they were hiring former Giants' DC John Fox as their new head coach.

From BroncoTalk.net......

John Elway has just announced via his Twitter account that John Fox has been named the newest head coach of the Denver Broncos.

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