This Day in Nuggets History - November 11
Mile High Hoops takes a look back at the history of the Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets were scheduled to play the Los Angeles Lakers in a primetime battle of Western Conference rivals. That game has been canceled due to the ongoing NBA lockout. However...
On November 11th...
- The Nuggets are 6-8 since joining the NBA
- Last season they defeated the Lakers 118-112 at Pepsi Center to hand L.A. their first loss of the season. 'Melo led the way for the victors as he notched 32 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Kobe scored 34 for the Lakers as he topped the 26,000 career point total. Check Out the Recap.
- In 2009, the Nuggets fell victim to Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks 108-102. Jennings had his rookie coming out party as he scored 14 of his 32 points in the 4th quarter to pace the hometown Bucks. Carmelo led the Nuggets with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Check Out the Recap.
- In 2004, Denver welcomed Detroit to Pepsi Center and the sent the visitors home with 117-109 defeat. 'Melo paced the Nuggets with 34 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Earl Boykins chipped in 32 points to become the shortest player in NBA history to eclipse the 30 point mark. Check Out the Recap.
- In 1994, The Nuggets traveled to Los Angeles and knocked off the hometown Lakers in overtime 124-117. Denver apeared to have the game won early, but the Lakers used a 33-15 4th quarter to send the game to the extra period. This also marked the first time that the Nuggets were victorious on November 11th in NBA team history.
- In 1978, Denver and Kansas City met in a rivalry that is now reserved for the NFL. The Kansas City Kings knocked off Denver 117-113 at McNichols Sports Arena.
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