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Bear in mind when Derrick White tomahawk-dunked Paul Millsap into one million items Saturday night time on the Can?

Yeah, after all you do.

How may you not? Not solely did it set Twitter on fireplace, however it additionally broke the Denver bench whereas concurrently reworking right into a speaking level for a lot of a Nuggets aficionado lamenting the franchise’s hard pass on the kid from Parker.

However the Legend Excessive College, uh, legend wasn’t the one former CU Buffs star who made some noise on opening weekend of the NBA playoffs.

Throughout the continent within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love, Spencer Dinwiddie put in some work within the Brooklyn Nets’ Recreation 1 upset of the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-6 guard’s closing line: 18 factors, three rebounds and one help on 6-of-14 taking pictures.

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That comes off a season through which Dinwiddie acquired Sixth Man of the Yr buzz and signed a long-term contract that locks him up with the Nets for the subsequent three seasons.

Not dangerous for a former second-round decide — and one other Buffalo that bought away.

As for the remainder of the weekend’s Mile Excessive playoff moments…

Spurs 101, Nuggets 96

+ Kiszla: Hey, Nuggets, who’s your daddy? Denver drops NBA playoff opener by shedding thoughts sport to Pop.

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+  Legend alum Derrick White on the dunk that rocked the Nuggets: “No one stopped the ball”

+ Nuggets’ Jamal Murray vows to “bounce again” after essential miss vs. Spurs in Recreation 1 loss.

+ PHOTOS: Nuggets lose Recreation 1 of the playoff collection towards Spurs.

+ Spurs’ savvy technique on Nikola Jokic earned them Recreation 1. How will Nuggets counter?

Avalanche 3, Flames 2

+ WATCH: Avalanche winger Matt Nieto scores Colorado’s first purpose of the Stanley Cup Playoffs towards Flames.

+ Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon vs. Flames’ Mark Giordano: Battle of NHL superstars tied up 1-1.

+ PHOTOS: Avalanche win to the even playoff collection with Flames.

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+ Avalanche indicators Cale Makar, who may make his NHL debut Monday night time.

+ Three keys for the Colorado Avalanche in Recreation Three vs. Calgary

Matt Schubert, The Denver Put up



What’s on Faucet?

  • Rockies: At San Diego Padres, 8:10 p.m. Monday, ATTRM | Purchase tickets
  • Nuggets: San Antonio Spurs, 7 p.m. Tuesday, ALT/NBA | Purchase tickets
  • Avalanche: Calgary Flames, Eight p.m. Monday, ALT/CNBC | Purchase tickets

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MLB: Rockies 4, Giants 0
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Should-Learn

Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn ...

Kevin C. Cox, Getty Photographs

Jarrett Stidham (8 )of the Auburn Tigers rushes the ball throughout the third quarter towards the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium on Nov. 25, 2017 in Auburn, Ala.

NFL Draft: Historical past suggests Broncos ought to wait till 2020 if passing on first-round quarterback decide

Some unsolicited recommendation for Broncos normal supervisor John Elway coming into subsequent week’s NFL Draft: Take a quarterback within the first spherical or don’t take one in any respect. Learn extra…

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.

Illustration by Jeff Neumann, The Denver Put up; images by Getty Photographs

Nuggets middle Nikola Jokic.

Nikola Jokic on his passing fancy: “Generally it’s silly. Generally it’s actually good”

Nuggets’ All-Star middle Nikola Jokic, who leads the NBA playoff cost towards San Antonio, isn’t afraid to throw the ball wherever, anytime — even at teammates’ faces in the event that they’re not paying consideration. Learn extra…

Portrait of Kansas State offensive lineman ...

Todd Rosenberg through AP

Portrait of Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner on the NFL Mix, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Indianapolis.

Dalton Risner has the angels, and the wind, at his again as NFL draft looms

The Google map of a person begins mid-bicep on the appropriate arm and winds gently north, by way of a household tree whose branches stretch and crackle like black lightning to the cusp of the shoulder. Some soccer gamers put on their hearts on their sleeves. Dalton Risner wears his soul. Learn extra…

Fast Hits

+ Broncos NFL Draft Preview: Quarterbacks a mixture of potential and expertise.

+ Right here’s one massive factor Courtland Sutton says he’ll enhance in 2019.

+ Consultants weigh in: Is that this the very best Nuggets group of all-time?

+ Why Denver followers say “That is my favourite Nuggets group of all time.”

+ Rockies’ Ian Desmond making an attempt to reshape himself as a hitter and chief.

+ Saunders: Rockies’ dangerous begin can’t merely be dismissed as early-season stumble.

+ Kickin’ it with Kiz: Slumping Rockies may use an emotional enhance. Hey, gang! Let’s maintain a victory parade for them!

+ Nolan Arenado’s first house run of the season provided an ideal elixir for Rockies on Sunday.

+ The Colorado Rapids are nonetheless on the lookout for their first win of the season after falling to D.C. United on Saturday.

Put up Mailbag kinds

+ Broncos Mailbag: Have a query concerning the group? Ask Ryan O’Halloran right here.

+ Nuggets Mailbag: Have a query concerning the group? Ask Mike Singer right here.

+ Avs Mailbag: Have a query concerning the group? Ask Mike Chambers right here.

+ Rockies Mailbag: Have a query concerning the group? Ask Patrick Saunders right here.

By The Numbers

10

Since normal supervisor John Elway took over the Broncos draft room in 2011, simply 10 of his 64 picks have come from the SEC. Learn extra…

Parting Shot

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins ...

David J. Phillip, The Related Press

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf match Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

Tiger’s Journey: 11 years that felt like a number of lifetimes 

The intercourse scandal. The mugshot. The debilitating accidents. Tiger Woods definitely didn’t plan it this fashion. That solely made his 15th main title all of the extra rewarding. Learn extra…

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