The Denver Nuggets play Game 2 of nine straight games at the Pepsi Center when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The Nuggets streak into this game with a 4-0 record since the second half of the season began, beating Portland, Houston, San Antonio and Sacramento so far.
The Nuggets are getting stronger again with the healthy returns of Danilo Gallinari and Nene to the lineup. They are probably for the game, but Kosta Koufos and Rudy Fernandez likely won't play. Timofey Mozgov is also day-to-day after rolling his ankle against the Spurs.
The Cavaliers, meanwhile, enter this game as losers in 11 of their last 16 games and losers of six straight. This is a team that has been unable to find its druthers since February, but there could be a brighter future down the road with rookie Kyrie Irving. The frontrunner for rookie of the year, Irving averages 18.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.4 rebounds over 32 games.
Game time/date: 7:00 p.m. MT, Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO