The Denver Nuggets make their summer league debut in Las Vegas against the Toronto Raptors. Check this post for frequent updates throughout the game, and feel free to share your thoughts and reactions in the comments below! \(Newest updates appear at the top of the page.)
8:10 p.m.: Great game by the Nuggs. Quincy looked great and Harris was amazing. Thanks to all the fans who joined us. See you next game!
8:04: Nuggets win 110-82. Gary Harris finishes with infinity points because he is a deity. LET’S GO, NUGGETS!
8:02: Nuggets fans, Gary Harris is amazing. Let’s all be excited about his future. LET’S GO!
7:57 p.m.: Harris drains another 3. This dude is absurd! 31 points!
7:48 p.m.: Awesome move to the hoop by Will Thomas.
7:45 p.m.: Announcers call Gary Harris’s performance the best of any player in the first 2 days of Vegas Summer League.
7:44 p.m.: Denver now 11-22 from deep. The lead is back up to 20. Nuggets cruising.
7:42 p.m.: Gary Harris looks like the real deal on both ends of the court. Nuggets fans have to be pleased with his debut.
7:38 p.m.: Nuggets lead by 15 at the end of the 3rd quarter.
7:34 p.m.: Harris with another great catch and shoot 3-pointer. Kid looks deadly from 3, which would be huge for the Nuggs.
7:33 p.m.: Harris can push the ball, but he has to keep it under control. Too many times he’s had defenders step in and trip him up after advancing the ball.
7:28 p.m.: Erick Green is legit.
7:25 p.m.: Nuggets showing some huge mental lapses on the defensive end throughout the game. It’s great if you can get up on a team by 25, but it means nothing if you can’t close the deal.
7:23 p.m.: Raptors cut the lead to 13. Nuggets need to show the killer instinct here and drain the life from the Raptors.
7:20 p.m.: On the negative side, Denzel Bowles hasn’t impressed at all tonight.
7:18 p.m.: Erick Green with another great drive and pretty floater. I really hope he makes the roster and runs with the second team.
7:14 p.m.: Second half underway.
7:06 p.m.: Quincy Miller finishes the half with 21 points (GOD MODE!) and Gary Harris drops 17 (ROOKIE SUPERSTAR!). Good stuff all around.
7:05 p.m.: The Nuggets finish the half leading 60-38. Amazing showing out of the gate for this group of youngsters.
7:04 p.m.: Nice seeing Arron Afflalo in Vegas with the squad.
7:01 p.m.: The announcers just called the Nuggets a “Summer League juggernaut.” Sounds good to me.
6:53 p.m.: Can’t decide who I love more — Quincy Miller on God mode or Gary Harris as the rookie superstar.
6:50 p.m.: Harris pushing the ball and attacking the basket. Love this kid so far.
6:48 p.m.: Can’t decide what I like better: Gary Harris’ shadow ‘stache or his shadow sideburns.
6:45 p.m.: Kanacevic with a strong back-down, muscling his man to the basket. Nice look.
6:42 p.m.: Nuggets are 8-12 from 3-point range. Can we just save this kind of shooting performance for the regular season and use it then? Let’s not waste all the juju in Summer League, fellas!
6:40 p.m.: Miller hits another three, giving him 16 points. That’s exactly the kind of performance you want to see from a player like him against this level of competition.
6:33 p.m.: Nuggets end the first quarter leading by 17. Gary Harris and Quincy Miller are the MVPs of the game so far. The team hit seven 3-pointers, including a clutch drain by Miller at the buzzer. That’s exactly the kind of deep threat the team needs. Very promising!
6:30 p.m.: Wright pushing the action, then turns the ball over. Gotta play under control.
6:29 p.m.: Chris Wright out of Georgetown hits a 3. Nice stroke from the former Hoya.
6:25 p.m.: Erick Green gets on the board with a smooth jumper.
6:21 p.m.: So far Erick Green is looking to distribute more than he’s looking to score. Would love to see him attack the basket a bit more.
6:17 p.m.: Not that this is the Gary Harris show, but he’s had the ball a lot so far. He just had his pocket picked, but responded by hitting an open three on the other end. Kid is a baller!
6:14 p.m.: Harris drains an open jumper from the wing. He looks completely comfortable out there so far.
6:13 p.m.: Harris with his first unofficial points as a Nugget off an open layup.
6:12 p.m.: The Nuggets take the court and prepare for tipoff. It looks like the starting lineup will be Gary Harris, Quincy Miller, Erick Green, Halil Kanacevic, and Denzel Bowles.
6:00 p.m.: I just have to say, the end of this Knicks/Blazers game was bananas. A pretty floater, a missed 2-footer, then a botched break-away layup, followed by a player stepping out of bounds with a chance to tie or win the game. LUV U, SUMMER LEAGUE!
5:50 p.m.: Hey, Nuggets fans! The team is just a few minutes away from making their NBA Summer League debut as they battle the Raptors squad at the COX Pavilion in Las Vegas. I’m looking forward to getting a look at Gary Harris, seeing what Quincy Miller can do to make a case for increased minutes next season, and seeing if Erick Green has developed enough to make the regular season roster in 2014. Refresh this post frequently for updates throughout the game, and please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below. Let’s go!