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Nuggets look to future while Nets fight for present

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Brooklyn currently holds the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference by its fingertips. Denver is eager to see what it has in their newly acquired players.

Mason Plumlee shoots over Kenneth Faried
Mason Plumlee shoots over Kenneth Faried
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Game 52: 2014-15 NBA Season
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26-25 (12-17 on road)
Series 0-1
20-34 (12-13 at home)
February 23, 2015
Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
7:00 PM MT
Altitude / 950 AM

Deron Williams PG Ty Lawson
Markel Brown SG Danilo Gallinari
Alan Anderson SF Wilson Chandler
Joe Johnson PF Kenneth Faried
Mason Plumlee C Jusuf Nurkic
Notes
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Jerrett Jack (sore hamstring), Bojan Bogdanovic (sprained ankle), and Mirza Teletovic (pulmonary embolus) are out Injuries None
A win would be the first season sweep over Denver since 2005-06 season Etc... Denver has lost 6 home games in a row

The Nuggets travel back home after receiving a beat down from the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, 119 - 94.  Brooklyn has two nights rest and will be ready to fight tonight.  Brooklyn is currently in the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference standings and first year head coach Lionel Hollins has no interest in relinquishing their spot to the Pistons, Hornets, or Pacers breathing down their necks.

Joe Jonson scored 27 points against Denver in their December 23rd meeting earlier this season.  Brooklyn tallied 60 points in the paint and 20 second chance points.  Denver's bigs will have to fight for position against Mason Plumlee, Brook Lopez, and newly acquired Thaddeus Young.

The main draw for tonight's game should be consistent the rest of the way out.  Everyone wants to see Jusuf Nurkic continue to develop and unlike season one of Game of Thrones, we want to see Prince Joffrey become King.

Prediction

With a little fight and some hometown energy, Denver could overcome the odds to defeat the Nets.  However my crystal ball shows a rested Brooklyn overcome on the road.  Nets win 110-102