Sports for December 19th, 2018

>>Nuggets Hold Off Mavericks

(Denver, CO)  —  Nikola Jokic scored 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Nuggets stormed past the Mavericks 126-118 at the Pepsi Center.  Jamal Murray added 22 points and dished out a career high 15 assists as the Nuggets extended their home winning-streak to seven games.  Denver has the best record in the Western Conference at 21-and-9 overall and visits the Clippers on Saturday.

>>Avs Host Canadiens Tonight

(Denver, CO)  —  The Avalanche welcome the Montreal Canadiens to the Pepsi Center tonight.  It’s the third of a four-game homestand for the Avs, who have lost four of their last five games.  The homestand wraps up against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.  The Avalanche are currently third in the Central Division with 42 points.

>>Two Broncos Named To Pro Bowl

(New York, NY)  —  The NFL released the Pro Bowl rosters yesterday and the Broncos will have two representatives.  Von Miller was named to his seventh Pro Bowl and will start at linebacker.  On the offensive side of the ball, Phillip Lindsay is a first time Pro Bowler and a back up at running back.

>>Broncos Turn Attention To Raiders

(Englewood, CO)  —  The Broncos are back on the practice field to prep for the Raiders.  Denver visits Oakland for Monday Night Football on Christmas Eve. The Broncos and Raiders have both been eliminated from playoff contention.  Denver is 6-and-8 and the Raiders are tied with Arizona for the worst record in the NFL at 3-and-11.

>>College Hoops Roundup

(Undated)  —  In college basketball last night, Denver cruises past 76-64 Montana State at Magness Arena.  The Pioneers improved to 5-and-8 and visit former number-one Gonzaga on Friday.  Colorado and Colorado State are back in action on Saturday.  The Buffs face Indiana State in Hawaii, while the Rams visit Long Beach State.  Colorado is 8-and-1 on the season.  CSU sits at 5-and-6.

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