DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets got two much-needed days off after playing six games in nine nights. The upside was they were 4-2 in that stretch to get back to .500 at 5-5.
The downside is that their 127-108 home loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday demonstrated how big the gap is for them to reach elite status.
The Nuggets aren't concerned about that right now. Their main focus is finishing the current six-game homestand with three wins. If they can do that, the only loss would have been to the defending NBA champions.
Next up are the Brooklyn Nets, a team the Nuggets beat by 13 in New York nine days ago. The Nets (4-6) are coming off a 98-92 win at Phoenix on Monday, led by guard D'Angelo Russell's 23 points. The win ended Brooklyn's three-game losing streak. >> Read more
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