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<u>Records</u>
The 22-48 (2-8 over their last 10 games) Utah Jazz welcome the 38-31 (8-2 over their last 10 games) Denver Nuggets. The Jazz are 15-20 at home while the Nuggets are 13-21 on the road. The Jazz are out of the playoff race while the Nuggets hold the 8th playoff spot in the West.

<u>Injuries</u>
The Nuggets will likely be without Kenyon and the Jazz will be missing AK-47, Boozer and Raul Lopez who are all on the IL.

<u>Starting Lineups</u>

<table border=3 bordercolor="#0000ff" width=100% bgcolor="#99ccff"><tr align=center><td><FONT COLOR="#990000" SIZE=6>Denver</font></td><td><FONT COLOR="#990000" SIZE=6>Position</font></td><td><FONT COLOR="#990000" SIZE=6>Utah</font></td></tr><tr align=center><td><FONT COLOR="#ffff00" SIZE=4>Carmelo Anthony</td><td>Small Forward</td><td><FONT COLOR="#cc6600" SIZE=4>Matt Harpring</td></tr><tr align=center><td><FONT COLOR="#ffff00" SIZE=4>Bryon Russell</td><td>Power Forward</td><td><FONT COLOR="#cc6600" SIZE=4>Mehmet Okur</td></tr><tr align=center><td><FONT COLOR="#ffff00" SIZE=4>Marcus Camby</td><td>Center</td><td><FONT COLOR="#cc6600" SIZE=4>Jarron Collins</td></tr><tr align=center><td><FONT COLOR="#ffff00" SIZE=4>DerMarr Johnson</td><td>Shooting Guard</td><td><FONT COLOR="#cc6600" SIZE=4>Kirk Snyder</td></tr><tr align=center><td><FONT COLOR="#ffff00" SIZE=4>Andre Miller</td><td>Point Guard</td><td><FONT COLOR="#cc6600" SIZE=4>Keith McLeod</td></tr></table>

<u>Storylines</u>
1) How will the Nuggets bounce back after their loss to the Suns?
2) How much playing time will Nene get to continue to work off the rust? Especially if the Jazz go with the big lineup of Collins and Okur.
3) Will the Nuggets give a full 48 minutes of effort? This is the type of game that a team that wants to make a run in the playoffs needs to win by double digits.
 

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More on injuries.

Anthony suffered a bruised thigh during Monday's game and said he is a little sore, but it isn't anything that would prevent him from playing.

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Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin is expected to miss his second straight game tonight with a strained rib cage. Coach George Karl said he didn't expect Martin to play again until he practiced. The next practice is possibly Thursday in Denver. "I always thought that if you mess with your arms or shoulders it kind of really bothers players," Karl said.
 

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heh Nuggets should be able to take this one easily..cause no kirelenko for utah but evn with kirelenko nuggets can probably still win big...
 

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More on injuries.

Anthony suffered a bruised thigh during Monday's game and said he is a little sore, but it isn't anything that would prevent him from playing.
I figured that one would leave him pretty sore for awhile. He got a pretty nasty charlie horse from Joe Johnson I believe. Anyways, nobody should be counting the Jazz out already. Any Jerry Sloan coached team is capable of giving anybody a game. That said, I predict they hang around even for most of the first half, then the Nuggets turn it into double digits pretty quickly and keep it there for most of the game.
 

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I feel you. This is a scary game. It should be a guaranteed win but I have a feeling Denver will come out flat. I hope I'm wrong but coming off a tough loss I see this being closer then I'd like.
 

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This could be a trap game, but Vegas and the bbb.net sportsbook has the Nuggets as 6 point favorites. Bet your points here

Be sure to stop back and post during the game. We had a really good conversation last game and I'm looking forward to tonight's game.

Lets go Nuggets
 

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Acording to a post in the Jazz forum link here

Snyder will not be playing tonight beause Sloan wasn't happy with his actions against the Rockets. So I wonder if Bell or Giricek will get the start.
 

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Nuggets Vs. Jazz

This is the perfect scenerio for the Nuggets to start another win streak. We have some tough games coming up. So we need to take care of business against the weaker teams. No excuses!

I like for the Nuggets to win this game tonight. I will be checking in here and on espn.com tonight tonight to find out the score. I have too much college home work tonight to hang out online.

Lets go Nuggets!!!

Final Score Prediction

Nuggets 108

Jazz 93
 

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Good to see Camby getting it going early. That should've been and 1.
 

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Watching him play, I think Melo gets more offensive rebounds off his own shots than anyone I've ever seen.
 

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He had a nice post a couple minutes ago, probably had the shot right off the bat, but he sat there n pump faked 4 or 5 times before he kinda forced it up. Give him a couple minutes to see if he can get it going.
 

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Wow, that was an embarassingly open look for Collins. expect a substitution from Karl.
 

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Wow we just gave them 3 open shots on one possession, but apparently Howard Eisley won't take open 18 footers. Then we finally recover only to get a defensive 3 seconds late in the shot clock.
 

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End of 1st 33-27

Rebounding 9-7 Camby with 4

8 A's on 11/20, 1/3 & 10/11 from the line
Melo 10, Dre 8 & Camby 7

Jazz have 5 A's 12/22, 0/2 & 3/5
Okur 10, Giricek 6 & Handlogoten 5
 
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