The Nuggets fell to the Mavs in Denver on Wednesday when Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and Dallas escaped the Pepsi Center with a 102-101 win over Denver after Carmelo Anthony missed a potential game- winner at the buzzer.
"To see that shot rim out was tremendous for us," Mavs guard Jason Terry said.
The Nuggets bounced back last night, handing the LA Clippers a 111-104 setback when Anthony netted 30 points and had six assists to pace Denver.
"We had a really good third quarter from the standpoint of scoring (and distributing)," said Nuggets head coach George Karl. "The fourth quarter was kind of a shootout, but it's a win."
Denver will also face Chicago and Indiana on its trek.
The Mavs, meanwhile, haven't been in action since their win over the Nuggets. Caron Butler aided Nowitzki in that one by scoring 16 points, including the go-ahead three pointer down the stretch, and Terry added 20 thanks to a 4- for-5 effort from behind the arc for Dallas, which has won three of four to start the year.
Nene is questionable for tonight's rematch.
The Mavericks have won three of their past four meetings with the Nuggets, including the nail-biter earlier in the week.