Jul 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Malcolm Thomas (3) and Denver Nuggets center Kyle Barone (14) jump for the tip off to begin an NBA Summer League game at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

LIVE BLOG: Nuggets vs. Bulls - NBA Summer League


The Denver Nuggets are back in action in Las Vegas against the Chicago Bulls. 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.)

9:50 p.m.: Bulls hit 19 3-pointers and run away with the win. Tough night for the Nuggets. Hopefully the team can turn it around for the next game. Go Nuggets. Thanks to everyone who joined us tonight.

9:48 p.m.: Gary Harris finishes 1-12 and the Bulls cruise to a victory. Rough loss for the Nuggs. Not even close.

9:44 p.m.: Dougie McBuckets is having the same night Gary Harris had last night. The Summer League is a deceptive mistress, my friends.

9:37 p.m.:  Erick Green is emerging as a bright spot in the loss. He continues to score and looks comfortable running the offense. He’s emerging as the MVP of the Summer League so far. 

9:31 p.m.: Gary Harris is now 1-10 from the field. Rough, rough night. The exact opposite of how he shot last night.

9:27 p.m.:  Nuggets end the third quarter down 75-63. Just an entirely different evening from last night.

9:25 p.m.: It’s crazy how inconsequential Gary Harris has been tonight. He’s gone 1-9 so far this night for 7 points, most of those coming from the free throw line. It’s a great reminder that we can’t anoint greatness following one game, and I’m as guilty as anyone of doing so!

9:19 p.m.: McBuckets with 26 points tonight. Uggggghhhh!

9:15 p.m.: It’s just not the Nuggets’ night. Everything that fell last night, isn’t tonight. Harris is a non-factor and McBuckets is playing out of his mind. Tough night for the Nuggets summer squad.

9:12 p.m.: The Bulls are on fire, especially Tony Snell, but Quincy Miller is doing his best to keep the Nuggs in the game.

9: 08 p.m.: Cameron Bairstow with the sweet mid-range jumper for the Bulls. I hate to say it, but I would kill to have him on the Nuggets roster. I love that kid’s game.

9:06 p.m.: Second half begins. Let’s see if the Nuggets can turn it around.

8:56 p.m.: First half ends with the Nuggets trailing 52-42. Tony Snell finishes with 18 points, McBuckets has 16 points,  and Miller has 17 points to lead the Nuggets.

8:49 p.m.: Quincy Miller and Erick Green are the MVPs of the first half. And that’s not saying a whole lot. No one from Denver looks great, but Miller and Green look better than most.

8:40 p.m.: Remember last night when the Nuggs hit everything they threw up? Yeah, this is the opposite of that.

8:35 p.m.: Gary Harris with the steal and the quick breakaway layup. Hope that gets him going.

8:32 p.m.: Nuggets finish the 1st quarter down 32-24. A huge difference from last night.

8:29 p.m.: Miller hits another open 3. Q is killing it so far.

8:24 p.m.: Quincy Miller hits again. He’s been a first-half hero so far in both games.

8:19 p.m.: Bulls playing a little more aggressively right now and the Nuggs aren’t firing on all cylinders like they were last night. Will be interesting to see how they respond.

8:15 p.m.: Green looks so good for the second night in a row. Really liking his game so far.

8:13 p.m.: Gary Harris drains three from the charity stripe. Nuggs up 9-0 to start.

8:11 p.m.: Quincy Miller and Erick Green both come out firing and hitting. Could be another hot shooting night for the Nuggets.

8:09 p.m.: Looks like the Nuggets will start with Gary Harris, Quincy Miller, Erick Green, Will Thomas and Denzel Bowles.

8:00 p.m.: It will be interesting to see Gary Harris and Dougie McBuckets on the court tonight. An easy story line for the media will be the comparison of the two players who could have been in one another’s shoes with the opposite team. Honestly, I think the Nuggets got the better end of the deal, but only time will tell.

7:47 p.m.: Watching the end of the Hornets/Kings game waiting for the Nuggets game to start, and pretty impressed by Noah Vonleh grabbing 18 boards. Pretty impressive.

7:22 p.m.: The Nuggets’ Summer League squad is back in action after putting on a display against the Toronto Raptors last night. Can Gary Harris repeat his amazing scoring performance? Can Quincy Miller put together two solid halves of play and dominate against this level of competition? Can Erick Green take another step in his development and prove he’s worthy of a roster spot? And can anyone else step up and make some noise, forcing the Nuggs to give them a look when it comes time to compile the regular season roster? Join us on this post throughout the night and over on Twitter for a rowdy and opinionated take on tonight’s game. Please share your thoughts and reactions in the comments below!

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