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Preview: Denver Nuggets Look To Streak Against Charlotte Hornets

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The Nuggets are coming off back-to-back home victories over the Clippers and Pacers, now they look to take their winning ways on to the road against Michael Jordan's Hornets.

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Game 28: 2014-15 NBA Season
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(12-15, 4-9 away)
Series 0-0
(8-19, 6-9 home)
December 22nd, 2014
Time Warner Cable Arena - Charlotte, NC
5:00 PM MT
Altitude / 950 AM

Ty Lawson PG Kemba Walker
Arron Afflalo SG Lance Stephenson
Wilson Chandler SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Kenneth Faried PF Marvin Williams
Timofey Mozgov C Al Jefferson
Notes
What are you reading now?  Are you the spoon? Blogs At The Hive
JaVale McGee - Out (Leg), Randy Foye - Out (Quad), Danilo Gallinari - Out (Knee), Darrell Arthur - Doubtful (Leg) Injuries Al Jefferson - Probable (Groin), Lance Stephenson - Doubtful (Pelvis)
If the Nuggets win tonight that is what we call a streak. Etc... Charlotte wants to trade Lance, but can't.  Denver doesn't want him.

Lance Stephenson has missed the last two games and coincidentally the Charlotte Hornets have won those two games.  The Nuggets are also looking to win their third straight game and yes, folks, that would qualify as a streak.

The last game against the Pacers was not pretty, but sometimes you take what you can get as long as a W is rung up in the win column at the end of the day.  The Nuggets did get a season high from Danilo Gallinari on Saturday, with 19 points and he was promptly added to the injured list with a knee injury (torn meniscus).  The kid cannot buy a break right now and that is incredibly sad.  I would say this is a big loss, but the Nuggets have won games that he played and basically contributed nothing.

I feel bad for the kid, but hopefully he'll come back healthy and can contribute after the first of the year.

Prediction

Ty Lawson is too much for the Hornets and Chandler is hotter than Charlotte... well, let's not get me fired.  Nuggets takes this one, 104-95.