Preview: The 8-4 Nuggets' six-game winning streak ended with Wednesday's 101-90 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers. ...The Nuggets won 99-91 in the Wolves' season opener at Target Center on Nov. 2 with Carmelo Anthony's 33 points leading the way. Rashad McCants scored 23 for the Wolves in that one. ...The Wolves 1-8 start is one loss away from tying the franchise's worst start. That was 1-9 in the 1991-92 season, when a Jimmy Rodgers-coached team finished 15-67 and still slipped to third in the draft lottery, missing out on Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning.
Players to watch: Denver G Allen Iverson was named the Western Conference's Player of the Week last week for averaging 26.7 points while the Nuggets won four consecutive home games. ... Nuggets C Marcus Camby twice this season has had consecutive 20-rebound games. He had 18 points and 18 rebounds against the Clippers.
Injuries: Wolves: G Randy Foye (kneecap stress reaction) remains out. C Theo Ratliff's knee injury continues to be contemplated by doctors and he's not expected to play. Nuggets: F Nene (torn thumb ligament), G Anthony Carter (broken finger), G Chucky Atkins (groin strain) and F Steven Hunter (knee surgery) are out.