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Nuggets Vs. Bulls Preview: Denver Looks To Overcome Stifling Chicago Defense

The Denver Nuggets (26-23) continue their seven-game road trip with a Monday night game against the NBA's best record, the Chicago Bulls (40-10). The Bulls have won 5 of their last 6 games despite playing without their star PG Derrick Rose and the starting SG Richard Hamilton, and on Monday, that trends appears likely to continue:

Chicago boasts the league's second-most stingiest defense, allowing only 88.7 points per game while the Nuggets lead the league in scoring with 103.6 points per game.

The difference, of course, and the reason the Bulls have risen to the top tier of the NBA while the Nuggets are struggling for a playoff seed, is that the Bulls also score the 11th most points in the league, while the Nuggets have allowed the most points per game in the 2011-12 NBA season.

Game Time: 6:00 p.m. MDT, Monday, 3/26

Locations: United Center (away)

Broadcast: Altitude2, NBATV

For more on this matchup, check out the Bulls blog Blog a Bull and the Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs. Tune in to SB Nation's NBA news hub for more updates and commentary from around the league.