August 15, 2022

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Denver Nuggets make the playoffs

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The Nuggets clinched a top-six spot in the Western Conference playoffs and avoided the four-team play-in.

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets clinched a playoff berth Thursday night with a 122-109 win over the Memphis Grizzlies behind 35 points from Nikola Jokic and 22 from Aaron Gordon.

Jokic took an inadvertent elbow from Jaren Jackson Jr. to the right forehead and temple that drew blood in the opening minute and he went to the sideline for treatment.

After having to retreat to the bench a second time, Jokic donned a red headband for the remainder of the game as he helped the Nuggets (48-33) overcome a shaky start to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the…

2022-04-08 08:07:55

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