With little rest for the weary in the NBA in 2011, the Denver Nuggets will play their fourth game in five nights on Wednesday when they host the Sacramento Kings in Denver. After narrowly clipping the Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 91-86 on Monday night, the Nuggets remain undefeated at home and will face a Kings team that has lost by 22 points and 17 points in its two road games this season.
The Nuggets were without key center Nene vs. the Bucks, but he will receive treatment on his injured left heel and will reassess his health and availability prior to game time. On the other end of the floor, the Kings will have Demarcus Cousins in the line up, who rejoined the team for its current road trip after being sent home from the Kings' New Year's Day game vs. the Hornets after reportedly requesting a trade. Cousins played 22 minutes in the Kings' loss on Tuesday night to the Memphis Grizzlies, putting up four points and eight rebounds on 1-5 shooting.
Game day/time: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, 7:00 p.m. MT