The Denver Nuggets are coming off a loss and they're just 5-5 over their last 10 games, but they are maintaining a hold on the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. With just 10 games to play in the regular season, the Nuggets have one-game lead on ninth place Phoenix, and both Utah and Portland are within striking distance.
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That makes every game crucial for the Nuggets, and this week they'll host the Warriors and Timberwolves before hitting the road to face the Lakers.
Denver's full schedule is here; this is the week ahead:
Monday, April 9: vs. Golden State Warriors (7:00 p.m. MT, Altitude)
Wednesday, April 11: vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (7:00 p.m. MT, Altitude)
Friday, April 13: at Los Angeles Lakers (8:30 p.m. MT, Altitude)
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