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In 1974, in anticipation of moving into the NBA, the franchise held a contest to choose a new team nickname, as Rockets was already in use by the Houston Rockets. The name Nuggets won, having been the nickname first used by the Denver 194950 NBA franchise. Their new logo was a miner “discovering” an ABA ball. With the drafting and signing of David Thompson and Marvin Webster and the acquisitions of Dan Issel and Bobby Jones and with Larry Brown coaching, they had their best seasons in team history in their first two seasons as the Nuggets, with the team making the ABA finals in 1975-76. They would get no second chance to win a league championship, as the ABA folded after the 197576 season. The Nuggets were one of four ABA teams taken into the NBA, along with the New York Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers for the 1977 NBA season. The Nuggets and Nets had actually applied to join the NBA in 1975, but were forced to stay in the ABA by a court order. The Nuggets continued their strong play early on in the NBA, as they won division titles in their first two seasons in the league, and missed a third by a single game. However, neither of these teams was ultimately successful in the postseason. Denver ditched their rainbow colors for a dark blue and gold scheme starting in the 199394 season. Led by Mutombo, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and Ellis, Denver would finish with its first winning season since the Doug Moe era at 4240. Denver clinched the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoffs, playing the first place Seattle SuperSonics.
Denver was a heavy underdog, having only a couple of players on their roster with actual NBA playoff experience. After dropping the first two games of the five games set in Seattle, the series returned to Denver. Denver won both games and tied the series at two games apiece. The Nuggets would make NBA history in Game 5, upsetting Seattle in overtime 9894. They became the first 8th seeded team to defeat a 1st seeded team in NBA playoff history. Denver would almost do the same in the next round, falling to the Utah Jazz in game seven of the second round. On March 16, 2008, the Nuggets scored 168 points in a 168116 home win over Seattle SuperSonics. It was the third-most points scored for a regulation game in NBA history .The Nuggets finished the 200708 NBA season with exactly 50 wins as well as finishing the first half of that season 25-16, following a 120111 home victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in the last game of the season. Since the resurgence by the franchise, Denver Nuggets tickets have finally become a ticket to hold on to.