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In 2004, Denver Nuggets tickets gave fans a thrill with a late-season surge that saw the Nuggets go 32-8 over a 40-game stretch and rocket into the NBA playoffs. With that kind of turnaround under new head coach George Karl, Denver Nuggets tickets may have more promise than any NBA ticket on the market.

The Denver Nuggets entered the NBA for the 1976-77 season after time spent in the ABA, as the Denver Rockets, before eventually becoming the Nuggets. Unlike a lot of ABA teams, the Nuggets experienced almost immediate success in the NBA, posting a 50-32 record in their first year and capturing a Midwest Division title. That success generated a league leading 17,150 average attendance mark. The Nuggets first year in the NBA was highlighted by a playoff series against the Portland Trailblazers.

The 1977-78 season was another good year for the Nuggets, as they once again captured the Midwest Division title. Fans with Nuggets ticket witnessed David Thompson fall just short of winning an NBA scoring title. The Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference Finals after winning a grueling seven-game series with the Milwaukee Buck. The Nuggets’ run would come to an end at the hands of the Seattle Supersonics..

While the Nuggets would return to the NBA playoffs in 1978, the team would miss out on postseason play for the next few seasons. It wasn’t until 1982 that Denver would return, the team’s strength bolstered by a trade with the Dallas Mavericks that brought in UCLA’s Kiki Vandeweghe to a team that already featured standouts David Thompson, Alex English, and Dan Issel. English, Issel, and Vandeweghe each averaged more than 20 points per game, and the Nuggets topped the 100-point mark in all 82 games of the season. The offensive firepower wasn’t enough to carry the Nuggets past the first round of the playoffs though, as they fell to the Phoenix Suns in a 3-game series.

A long series of ups and down over the course of the next 20 years saw the Nuggets reach a low tide in 2003, when they finished with only 17 wins. Having reached rock bottom, a glimmer of light appeared with the addition of Carmelo Anthony. Anthony restored the faith of Nuggets ticket holders by playing with a savvy far beyond his years and carrying Denver back to the playoffs with a 43-39 record. Even though the Nuggets were quickly eliminated in the first round, Denver fans with Nuggets tickets were treated to their first playoff game in 9 years and the franchise was restored to respectability.

Denver Nuggets tickets gave basketball fans in the Mile High City a reason to smile in 2004. NBA fans responded by turning out at the Pepsi Center in droves. With Carmelo Anthony averaging 20.8 points a game, solid play from Andre Miller, and a pair of first-round picks in Julius Hodge and Linas Kleiza, the Denver Nuggets should easily challenge for another division title. Continuing the upward spiral of success over the last two years could push Denver Nuggets tickets into the upper echelon of NBA tickets.




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