The Nuggets play the Timberwolves for the second time in five days, looking to find their fifth win in six games against the young Northwest Division rival.

The winning formula for the Nuggets of late has been to reach 100 points. Lawler’s Law has held true, and when the Nuggets reach that point threshold, they have a 10-3 record. They’ll have to give it a go without Emmanuel Mudiay, which likely means heavy minutes for Jameer Nelson and Gary Harris, one night after defeating the Houston Rockets. The starting guards for Denver played 77 of 96 minutes against Houston, so Michael Malone will likely need Randy Foye and Will Barton to log some minutes for Denver to help spell the starters.

The Timberwolves have lost two in a row, and are struggling to stop teams from scoring as of late. They allow 106 points per game at home, compared to 100 points per game on the road. That’s likely due to their overall youth, as well as a first-year head coach in Sam Mitchell. Wolves fans are unhappy with their head coach as of late, and another loss to the Nuggets likely won’t help the mood of the fanbase.

The Basics

Who: Phoenix Suns (17-47) at Denver Nuggets (26-38)
When: 7:00 PM MT
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver CO
Where to watch: Altitude
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Phoenix Suns Denver Nuggets
PG Ronnie Price Emmanuel Mudiay Nuggets
SG Devin Booker Gary Harris Suns
SF P.J. Tucker JaKarr Sampson Suns
PF Alex Len Kenneth Faried Nuggets
C Tyson Chandler Nikola Jokic Even

Mirza Teletovic, John Jenkins, Archie Goodwin, Jon Leuer, Chase Budinger, Phil Pressey

Will Barton, D.J. Augustin, Axel Toupane, Darrell Arthur, Joffrey Lauvergne, Mike Miller Nuggets

Injured players: Danilo Gallinari, ankle (out), Wilson Chandler, hip (out), Jusuf Nurkic, knee (probable), Darrell Arthur, knee (probable), Eric Bledsoe, knee (out), Brandon Knight, groin (questionable), T.J. Warren, foot (out)


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