The Denver Nuggets (26-20) and the Dallas Mavericks (25-20) are separated by just one-half of a game in the Western Conference standings, but it is the latter ahead of the former when the two teams take the court on Monday night. The Nuggets are 1-1 since trading Nene and acquiring JaVale McGee, but neither player has yet stepped onto the court for their new teams.
However, that is expected to change on Monday night for McGee. With all players involved passing their physicals, McGee will be able to play against the Mavericks with the newly signed Wilson Chandler. The Nuggets signed Chandler to multi-year contract that goes for four years beyond the rest of the 2012 season.
Dallas enters this game on a three-game winning streak, but all those came at home. The Mavericks are currently on a seven-game road losing streak.
Game time/date: 8:30 p.m. MT, Monday, March 19, 2012
Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO