The Nuggets are 25-3 in the thin air of Denver this season, and they are coming off a thrilling 105-103 home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Wilson Chandler scored 35 points, and Ty Lawson hit a jumper in the final second after Kevin Durant had tied the game just moments before.
Denver will certainly be more well-rested than their Atlanta counterparts, who lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. The Hawks fought back from a 16-point second half deficit and had a lead in the final minute only to see Kobe Bryant deliver a dagger in the waning moments. Atlanta will be finishing up a six-game road trip, where they have gone 3-2.
Elsewhere, the two teams behind the Nuggets in the West will be in action. The sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors will host the Toronto Raptors, while the seventh-seeded Utah Jazz will be in Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. The Warriors are just a half-game ahead of the Jazz in the standings, with the Houston Rockets nipping at their heels.
Here's the full NBA schedule via SI.com (all times Eastern):
Utah Jazz at Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m.
Atlanta Hawks at Denver Nuggets, 9 p.m.
Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m.
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