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2003–04 Denver Nuggets season

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2003–04 Denver Nuggets season

Denver Nuggets season
Carmelo Anthony`s rookie season
Head coach Jeff Bzdelik
Arena Pepsi Center
Record 43–39 (.524)
Place Division: 6th (Midwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 1-4)

Local media
Television Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain, KWGN
Radio KOA

The 2003-04 Denver Nuggets season was the team's 28th season in the NBA and their 37th season as a franchise. The season saw the team draft future All-Star Carmelo Anthony with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Despite a stellar rookie season from Anthony, the Nuggets only managed to play mediocre basketball all season, finishing with a disappointing 43-39 record. The record helped the Nuggets clinch a playoff spot as the number 8 seed in the Western Conference. The Nuggets' season ended in the first round with a defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves and league MVP Kevin Garnett in five games, the first of five straight first-round exits. However, the streak would end in 2009 as Denver finally made it out of the first round, advancing to the Western Conference Finals.

NBA Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 3 Carmelo Anthony SF  United States Syracuse
2 46 Sani Bečirović G  Slovenia


Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB
Minnesota Timberwolves 58 24 .707 --
San Antonio Spurs 57 25 .695 1
Dallas Mavericks 52 30 .634 6
Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 8
Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524 15
Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 16

Game log

Game Date Opponent Result Pacers points Opponents Record Streak Notes


West First Round

(1) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (8) Denver Nuggets: Timberwolves win series 4–1

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Timberwolves and Nuggets.

Player statistics



Awards, records, and honors



  • Nuggets on Basketball Reference
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