Wolves-Denver game preview
- December 11, 2012 - 10:45 PM
The Nuggets have won seven of their past 12 after Tuesday's victory at Detroit. They are back to .500 at 11-11, but have played 16 of their first 22 games on the road. They are 5-1 in Denver and 6-10 away. ... The Nuggets trailed the Wolves by 17 points early when Kevin Love made his surprise season debut Nov. 21 but rallied to win, 101-94. It was Denver's biggest road comeback victory since 2009.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Nuggets G Ty Lawson -- yes, the same guy the Wolves took with the 18th pick in the 2009 draft in a pre-arranged trade with Denver -- has scored 20 or more points in four of his past five games. ... Former Wolves F Corey Brewer has scored 15 or more points off the bench in four of his past five games.
Wolves G Ricky Rubio is questionable; F Chase Budinger and G Brandon Roy are out. The Nuggets list F Wilson Chandler and G Julyan Stone as out.
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