Denver Nuggets Details
The Denver Nuggets started as a member of the ABA in 1967. The team was originally called the Larks but changed their name to the Rockets before they played in their first game. The Denver Rockets changed their name yet again as the ABA began to struggle and the team expected to move to the NBA, where the Houston Rockets had a better claim to the name. They took the Nuggets name from a defunct pro basketball franchise that played in Denver between 1948 and 1950. The Nuggets played in the last ABA championship series, losing to the (then) New York Nets.
The Nuggets have not won a championship in either the ABA or the NBA, and they have not been to an NBA Finals series. They had some success in the 1990s after drafting Dikembe Mutombo. In the 1994 playoffs, the Nuggets became the first 8th seed to defeat a 1st seed in the NBA, defeating the Seattle Supersonics in game five of a best-of-five series. Mutombo’s #55 is retired by the team.
At the beginning of the current millennium, the Nuggets drafted Carmelo Anthony. With surrounding talent like Allen Iverson and Chauncey Billups, the Nuggets won 50 games in 2008 (with Iverson) and made their deepest run in the playoffs in 2009 (with Billups), making the Western Conference Final. The Nuggets traded Anthony to New York in 2011.
The Nuggets narrowly missed the playoffs last season, finishing in the 9th spot in the West. Their most notable addition this summer is all-star Paul Millsap, who they signed as a free agent to a three year contract. They’ll also look for center Nikola Jokic to build on an impressive sophomore season where he nearly won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.
The Nuggets play at the Pepsi Center, which opened in 1999.
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When do Nuggets playoff tickets go on sale?
If the Nuggets make the postseason, playoff tickets should go on sale shortly after, typically in April. Be sure to sign up for an account so you can get alerts about Nuggets playoff tickets!
Denver Nuggets schedule
For a list of upcoming Nuggets games, feel free to browse the game listings above, or visit our Nuggets Schedule page for game results, scores, the team record, and future games. The 2017-18 Nuggets regular season runs from October 18, 2017 to April 11, 2018.
How much do Nuggets tickets cost?
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When do the Nuggets play the Warriors?
This 2017-18 season dates for Nuggets vs. Warriors games are December 23 and January 8 at Oracle Arena and February 3 at Pepsi Center. Visit our Nuggets vs. Warriors matchup page for ticket listings and further information.
Denver Nuggets Top Matchups
The Denver Nuggets have a number of exciting matchups this season, see below for their top rivalries.
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