The Nuggets (10-6) should be well rested after two full days off from competition. This should bode well for Carmelo Anthony, who sat out all but two minutes of Sunday's game against the Phoenix Suns with flulike symptoms, and skipped practice on Monday to recover.
According to a Tweet by Denver Post beat writer Benjamin Hochman
Melo said he's gametime decision..but he did shootaround today and gk is confident he will play vs bucks tonite
In Melo's absence last game J.R. Smith lit up the scoreboard for 30 points and eight rebounds while Melo replacement Gary Forbes contributed 15 points to the win.
The Bucks, meanwhile, are led by Brandon Jennings. The second-year pro, who skipped college to play overseas, is averaging 18.4 points per game while also leading Milwaukee in assists with 5.7 per game.
The Bucks may be without former number one overall pick, and Utah Ute, Andrew Bogut who leads the team in rebounds and blocks, while scoring 10.9 per contest. The big man has an ailing back and did not travel to Utah for the Bucks game on Monday, so speculation is that he'll miss tonight's affair as well. Also considered day-to-day for the Bucks are forwards Drew Gooden and Corey Maggette.
For the Nuggets, Chauncey Billups, Nene, Arron Afflalo and Shelden Williams should be ready to go.
If you want to read what Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein's soon-to-be 99-year-old grandmother, and rabid Milwaukee Bucks fan, has to say about the match-up, be sure to check out the Stiffs preview of tonight's game.
The game tips at 7 p.m. MT at the Pepsi Center and can be found on the Altitude Network.