Jan 29, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (right) drives to the basket past Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (left) during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Preview: Denver Nuggets (27-35) vs. Bobcats (29-34)


The Denver Nuggets (27-35) will be facing a back-to-back as they just came off of a road loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday night, 111-107. Kenneth Faried continues to impress in the second-half of the season as the forward scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting, collecting 14 rebounds and 2 assists in the loss. Aaron Brooks came off of Denver’s bench and provided a spark, scoring 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting to go along with 3 rebounds and 4 assists.

What: NBA Preview:  vs. 
When: Monday, March 10th
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena
Time: 7:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM MT
TV: Altitude Sports

This is second and final meeting between the two teams this season as the Charlotte Bobcats came away with the win in Denver on Jan 29th, 101-98. Al Jefferson would tear the Nuggets apart in the post, scoring 35 points on 13-of-24 shooting, collecting 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. Guards Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson would pitch in 16 points apiece in the victory. Nuggets guard Randy Foye would have himself a game, scoring 33 points on 12-of-21 shooting, collecting 7 assists and 2 steals.

If you remember, Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson would tear his left ACL in the first quarter of the game, putting him on the shelf for the rest of the season as he underwent ACL surgery. The Nuggets acquired point guard Aaron Brooks at the trade deadline to fill in for Robinson and has played well.

The Charlotte Bobcats were without point guard Kemba Walker in the last meeting as he dealt with an ankle injury. He is coming off of a rough performance against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night, shooting just 3-of-13 from the field finishing with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Projected Starting Lineups:

Denver Nuggets:

PG: Ty Lawson
SG: Randy Foye
SF: Wilson Chandler
PF: Kenneth Faried
C: Timofey Mozgov

Charlotte Bobcats:

PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Chris Douglas-Roberts
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF: Josh McRoberts
C: Al Jefferson

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