Dec 15, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts (22) dribbles the ball around power forward Ryan Anderson (33) in the third quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 102-93. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans (32-42) vs. Denver Nuggets (32-42)


The Denver Nuggets (32-42) will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak Wednesday night as they will take on the New Orleans Pelicans who share the same record. Denver is coming off of a two-point loss Monday night to the Memphis Grizzlies by the score of 94-92. Timofey Mozgov had a monster game, scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 block.

What: NBA Preview:  vs. 
When: Wednesday, April 2nd
Where: Pepsi Center
Time: 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT
TV: Altitude Sports

This is the fourth and final meeting between to two Western Conference teams this season as the Pelicans currently have the upper hand, leading the series 2-1. In their most recent match-up dating back to Mar. 9th, New Orleans came away with a four-point win, defeating the Nuggets at home 111-107. Anthony Davis would stuff the stat-sheet, scoring 32 points while adding 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 6 blocks. His counterpart Kenneth Faried put together a solid game as well, scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 assists.

It has been a disappointing season for the Denver Nuggets due to the injuries. They saw their consecutive postseason appearances snapped at ten years while they will be finishing the season under .500 for the first time since the 2002-03′. That would be the year prior to drafting all-star Carmelo Anthony. Via ESPN, Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried is averaging 19.2 points per game in Denver’s last 17 games while shooting 55.2% percent from the field.

Projected Starting Lineups:

New Orleans Pelicans:

PG: Brian Roberts
SG: Tyreke Evans
SF: Al-Farouq Aminu
PF: Anthony Davis
C: Greg Stiemsma

Denver Nuggets:

PG: Ty Lawson
SG: Randy Foye
SF: Quincy Miller
PF: Kenneth Faried
C: Timofey Mozgov

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