The Denver Nugget remained in Texas after defeating the Houston Rockets on Friday night so that they could make a trip to face the San Antonio Spurs. On the line this Sunday night is the chance for the Nuggets to start a three-game winning streak.
After a 14-5 start, the Nuggets fell victim to injuries and went 4-12 leading up to the All-Star Break. However, the Nuggets are on the rebound from that February swoon and have won their last two games. They picked up a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and then followed that with the victory over the Rockets.
While Danilo Gallinari is still out with an ankle injury, Nene plans on testing his calf and playing on Sunday night. While he hasn't played as great as expected since he signed a five-year contract before the season, Nene would help stabilize a front court that could use his veteran leadership (although, Kenneth Faried has proven he can rebound with the best of them in Nene's place).
The Spurs are out for their own three-game winning streak, but that is to sweep the season series. The Spurs won the first contest, 121-117, back in early January while beating the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center, 114-99, on Feb. 23. This will be their last meeting of the regular season.
In February, the Spurs ran up an 11-game winning streak, but they are just 2-2 in their last four games.
Game time/date: 7:30 p.m. MT, Sunday, March 4, 2012
Location: AT&T Center
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