Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors – Game 21.


The Denver Nuggets look to snap a three-game skid Monday night as they take on the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Denver will be playing in the second-end of a back-to-back tonight as they fell to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday afternoon. 96-84 – falling to 9-11 on the season.

What: NBA Preview – Game 21: Denver Nuggets (9-11) vs. Toronto Raptors (15-5)
When: Monday, December 8th
Where: Air Canada Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Time: 7:30 PM EST, 5:30 PM MST

Denver has lost three-straight games but one player is playing arguably the best basketball of his career: Wilson Chandler. Chandler dropped a game-high 29 points in Sunday afternoons defeat to the Hawks, shooting 12-of-22 from the field. Wilson also tallied 10 rebounds and 2 assists. Over the past five games, Chandler is averaging 18.6 points (48.6% shooting), 7.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists.

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The Toronto Raptors currently hold the best record in the Eastern Conference, sitting at 15-5 including a record of 9-3 at home. Toronto is coming off a home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers last Friday night, falling by the final score of 105-91. Amir Johnson dropped a surprising game-high 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting, including 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal.

With DeMar DeRozan (19.4 points, 4.2 rebounds) out with a groin injury, Denver must focus on the play of Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Kyle has outstanding numbers heading into Monday nights game, averaging 20.7 points, 6.9 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per contest. In Friday night’s loss to Cleveland, Lowry scored 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting, collecting 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal.

Ty Lawson looks to bounce back from a rough outing vs. Atlanta. Lawson scored just four points on 1-of-10 shooting. Lawson did pull down six rebounds and dish out 10 assists in the loss.

Projected Starting Lineups:

Denver Nuggets (9-11):

PG: Ty Lawson
SG: Arron Afflalo
SF: Wilson Chandler
PF: Kenneth Faried
C: Timofey Mozgov

Toronto Raptors (15-5):

PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Greivis Vasquez
SF: Terrence Ross
PF: Amir Johnson
C: Jonas Valanciunas

Tip-off between the Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors is scheduled for 7:30 PM EST, 5:30 PM MST.