The Denver Nuggets enter Wednesday night's game against the New Jersey Nets on a two-game losing streak as well has having lost its first home game of the season. The Nuggets are still at the Pepsi Center to host the team that tried several times to pry away Carmelo Anthony from them last season.
The Nuggets lost its first home game of the season to the New Orleans Hornets on Monday, just a couple of days after beating them in the Big Easy. There was no second-half comeback for the Nuggets in the game as they lost, 94-81. Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each dropped 15 points while Nene pulled down 11 boards while dealing with a heel injury. Lawson injured his foot in the loss and is day-to-day.
The Nets are just 2-8 this season and losers in its last two games. Deron Williams, whom the Nets wound up trading for after they failed to get Anthony, leads the team with 17 points per game but rookie Marshon Brooks has also been a strong performer early on. He's averaging 14.4 points through nine games, two as a starter. Kris Humphries leads the team with 10.6 rebounds and adds 13.3 points as well.
Game time/date: 7:00 p.m. MT, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
Location: Pepsi Center, Denver CO
TV: Altitude, YES