Denver Nuggets: A Glance at 3 Weeks to Close December

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Denver Nuggets
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This week will be spent at home in the beautiful Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

While the Nugs will be at home this promises to be a tough week with fierce competition.  The games will be on Monday, Friday, and Sunday so there will be room for rest and staying home for a bit will be helpful.

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Monday, December 10 Nuggets will host the Memphis Grizzlies.  They currently have a record of 14-9 but are only #6 in the West.  The last meeting between these teams, the Nuggets played terrible and disorganized.  Here’s a chance for a little traction with a win.  The Nugs had a hard time with the physical play of Marc Gasol but have really come around in that area.  Mike Conley was fair in the last meet-up but the young Jaren Jackson Jr. was impressive.

Friday, December 14 Nuggets host the Oklahoma City Thunder.  While the Thunder have had struggles this season, they are always a threat.  Russell Westbrook is a force of basketball nature but he isn’t always “on”.  During the last meet-up between these teams he was most definitely off.  Defense don’t fail us now.

Sunday, December 16 Nuggets will be hosting the Raptors in a recent repeat.  The Nuggets just beat the Raptors at home but it was close.  Kawhi Leonard played well (and complained and flopped a lot), but Kyle Lowry was held up by the Nuggets D (but also complained and flopped a lot).  If the Nuggets remain consistent they should get this win.