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Preview: Nuggets seek back to back victories against Pacers

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Indiana Pacers travel to Denver for a battle of struggling teams looking to turn their fortunes around.

Roy Hibbert posts up against Timofey Mozgov
Roy Hibbert posts up against Timofey Mozgov
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Game 27: 2014-15 NBA Season
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(8-18, 3-10 away)
Series 1-0
(11-15, 7-6 home)
December 20th, 2014
Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
7:00 PM MT
Altitude / 950 AM

C.J. Watson PG Ty Lawson
Rodney Stuckey SG Arron Afflalo
Soloman Hill SF Wilson Chandler
David West PF Kenneth Faried
Roy Hibbert C Timofey Mozgov
Notes
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Paul George - Out (Fractured Leg), George Hill - Out (Knee Contusion), Ian Mahinmi - Out (Torn Planter Fascia) Injuries JaVale McGee - Out (Leg), Randy Foye - Out (Quad)
Indian has lost 9 of their last 10 games Etc... Denver has lost 7 of their last 9 games

The Denver Nuggets welcome the struggling Indiana Pacers to Pepsi Center for the second game of a home-home back-to-back for the Nuggets.  Both teams last played the LA Clippers.  The Nuggets pulled out a three point victory while the Pacers fell to the Clips by two.  Denver defeated the Pacers in Indiana earlier this season.  That win sparked an 8-2 stretch for Denver, breathing new life into their season.  The Nuggets have a winable game tonight that could spring a run of victories, turning their fortunes around.

Minimal mistakes and good ball movement keyed a blowout for the Nuggs.  Denver only made eight turnovers in their last game against Indiana while eight Nuggets scored in double figures.  The Pacers are near the bottom in points forced per game.  If Denver maintains a fast paced attack on offense, Indiana won't be able to keep up.  Even after playing the night before against a rested opponent, running will be advantageous for the Nuggets.

Prediction

Arron Afflalo scores over 20 points and Ty Lawson dishes out 13 assists as the Nuggets treat the city to tacos, 111-104