The Denver Nuggets roll into the weekend after knocking off the Portland Trail Blazers, 104-95, at home on Wednesday night. The win was desperately needed for coach George Karl's crew: before defeating Portland, the Nuggets had lost five of their last six games. With a daunting two-game schedule staring them in the eye and a fight for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference already in full-swing, Denver is going to need every win it can get.
Here's a look at what the Nuggets are facing this weekend.
Nuggets @ Houston Rockets // Friday, March 2, 6 p.m.
The Rockets have won four of their last five games, but are coming off a loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. At 21-15, the Rockets are one of the team's Denver is hoping to catch in the Western Conference playoff race.