Wolves-Denver game preview

  • Updated: February 19, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Preview: The Wolves, riding their third three-game winning streak of the season, will attempt to get above .500 against the Nuggets, who lost their third consecutive game Sunday, a 124-118 overtime loss at Oklahoma City.

Players to watch: C Nikola Pekovic has scored in double figures in 10 games in a row. F Kevin Love, who hit the tying and winning free throws vs. Philadelphia, is coming off a 20-point, 15-rebound performance. PG Ricky Rubio is coming off a career-high 22 points vs. the 76ers. ... G Ty Lawson (15.4 points, 6.3 assists per game) is Denver's top scorer with Danilo Gallinari out until March. Arron Afflalo scored 27 points against the Thunder.

Numbers: The Wolves are at the .500 mark the latest in a season since being 22-22 in 2006-07. ... Denver leads the all-time series 57-37. The Nuggets have won the past six overall, including the past eight games played in Denver.

Injuries: The Wolves have no injuries. For the Nuggets, F Gallinari (left ankle) is out. F/C Nene (left calf) is questionable.

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