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Denver Nuggets Tickets
Denver Nuggets Tickets
The Denver Nuggets are members of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the NBA. Founded in 1967, the team joined the league in 1976 and now plays at the Pepsi Arena in Denver, Colorado. In 1976, the team won its third and final American Basketball Association Championship. While the team has yet to win an NBA Championship, the Denver Nuggets have won seven division titles.
Pepsi Center, Home to the Denver Nuggets
The Pepsi Center opened on Oct. 1, 1999, with a Celine Dion concert and has served as the home for the Denver Nuggets since then. The 19,155-seat facility played host to the 2005 All-Star Game and the 2009 Western Conference Finals featuring the Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers. The NHL's Colorado Avalanche also call the facility home. The Avalanche claimed the Stanley Cup here with a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in the seventh game of the 2001 Finals. The facility also played host to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. An RTD light rail station, Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens, is adjacent to the arena.
Denver Nuggets and the Western Conference
In the Northwest Division of the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets compete against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, and Minnesota Timberwolves. Although the Denver Nuggets had one conference title under its belt as members of the American Basketball Association, the team has yet to capture the conference title in the NBA. Since 1977, the Denver Nuggets have won the division title seven times, which includes back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010. However, the Denver Nuggets have failed to advance to the conference championship or the NBA Finals.
Denver Nuggets 2012 Team Outlook
The Denver Nuggets are in an interesting position, having dealt a superstar (Carmelo Anthony) but retained a lot of talent and experience. Hanging on to some of the key pieces, most notably Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari, should enable Denver to build a new foundation while banking on the experience of guys like Nene and Aaron Afflalo. Most predicted that Denver would wilt after Carmelo left for the Knicks, but its surprising run shortly after he was traded proved the team was far more talented. Playoffs are possible.