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Nuggets Vs. Nets Preview: Melo Bowl

By now everyone should know about the purported flirtations between the Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets surrounding Carmelo Anthony. And everyone should also know about the way comments Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov made announcing that there would be no more trade talks between the two clubs. So the fact that Melo is in New Jersey tonight makes this NBA Must See TV.

The biggest question on everyone’s mind will be how Melo performs in front of a crowd he essentially dissed, privately saying that he didn’t want to be traded to NJ and suggesting to everyone he wouldn’t sing an extension if dealt to the land of Snooki, J-Wow and The Situation.

In their only other meeting this season, Melo torched the Nets for 28 points while grabbing eight boards and dishing out five assists. So New Jersey knows firsthand what they could be getting if they landed the eighth year man out of Syracuse. But apparently they no longer want that kind of production, so expect Melo to heed the challenge and again show them what they’re missing.

The last of a Nuggets five-game road trip ends tonight at 5:00 p.m. MT and the game can be seen on Altitude.