The Denver Nuggets continue this week's road trip by traveling from Milwaukee, where they just beat the Bucks, to the city of Brotherly Love to face the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers have been one of the surprise teams in this early season, jumping out to a 10-3 record to lead the Atlantic division.
The Sixers have combined a strong offensive performance (100.8 points, 3rd in the league) with solid defense (85.8 points allowed, 2nd overall). The Sixers have six players average over double digits in scoring, led by Lou Williams' 16.2. Center Spencer Hawes is close to averaging a double-double this season with 10.4 points and 8.8 rebounds.
The Nuggets held off Brandon Jennings and his 30 points on Tuesday night for a 105-95 victory. With Rudy Fernandez out, Corey Brewer stepped up with 22 points off the bench, hitting three three-pointers. Al Harrington added 16 points off the bench, as well.
Game time/date: 5:00 p.m. MT, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
TV: Altitude2, CSN