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    Game 31 (01-01-14): Sixers (9-21) @ Nuggets (14-16)

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    Philadelphia 76ers - Denver Nuggets

    Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
    Date: January 1st, 2014
    Time: 9:00 PM EST

    A season after finishing with the NBA's best home record, the Denver Nuggets haven't been able to stop the bleeding there during their current skid.

    Perhaps they'll be able to turn things around against one of the league's worst road teams.

    Denver looks to end its longest losing streak in 11 years while the Philadelphia 76ers try to build on their first win away from home in almost two months Wednesday night.

    The Nuggets (14-16) finished a franchise-best 38-3 in Denver in 2012-13, including 23 straight wins to close out the regular season. That kind of home dominance, however, has eluded the slumping club this season.

    Denver, 7-7 at the Pepsi Center, has dropped four straight there and seven in a row overall following a 97-94 loss to Miami on Monday. The losing streak is the Nuggets' longest since dropping the final eight games in 2002-03.

    "I think we're starting to get it," forward Darrell Arthur said. "We're trying to turn this thing around. Obviously, we're on a seven-game losing streak but hopefully we can turn this thing around and get back over .500."

    After averaging 102.0 points and shooting 37.8 percent from 3-point range in the first 10 games on its own court, Denver has struggled to find a rhythm with 91.8 points per game on 29.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc during the home skid.

    Ty Lawson, averaging a team-best 17.8 points, was a bright spot with 26 and seven assists Monday. He made 5 of 8 from 3-point range while the rest of the team shot 3 for 12.

    Since scoring 12.1 per game on 35.2 percent shooting over a seven-game stretch, Lawson has totaled 46 points on 16-of-29 shooting in the last two.

    With Lawson out due to a hamstring injury, Nate Robinson stepped up with 20 points to lead Denver to a 103-92 win in Philadelphia on Dec. 7. Tony Wroten had 20 points for the 76ers (9-21) while filling in for starter Michael Carter-Williams, who was sidelined with right knee soreness.

    Carter-Williams has averaged 18.5 points, 8.3 assists and 3.0 steals in four contests since returning from a seven-game absence. He scored 13 on Sunday to help last-place Philadelphia snap a 13-game road losing streak with a 111-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Evan Turner, averaging a team-high 19.4 points, scored 22 after missing one game due to a sore right knee. Thaddeus Young paced the effort with 25 points and Spencer Hawes added 19 as the 76ers snagged their first road win since Nov. 1 and sixth overall in 27 games.

    "We've been playing hard all season long," Young said. "Our record doesn't say we're going out there and doing the job, but we're working to get better every time."

    Young certainly has been on a roll, averaging 27.5 points while hitting 11 of 17 from 3-point range over the last four games. In the most recent meeting in Denver, Young had 18 points and Hawes added 17 and 12 rebounds in a 101-100 loss March 21.

    While the 76ers have scored 109.8 points per game in their last four, they're allowing a league-high 111.5 on the season -- including 120.7 over the last six.

    Philadelphia has lost three of four meetings.

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    Triple-double watch for MCW. 6/4/4 midway through the 2nd.

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    Can't be too many more games like this before Hinkie starts seriously looking at shedding some talent. A win here would make us 9-11 with MCW I think.

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    I was saying the same exact thing a few games ago, but all I got in response was "What are you complaining about?" ...Well, it's an even larger sample size now, and the fact of the matter is we're much closer to a .500 team when healthy, rather than being simply abysmal when MCW is not playing.

    Yes, it's a good sign for the long term that MCW directly has such a drastic effect on improving how the team plays. But for now, we're still better served to have have a worse record this season. We need to trade the vets sooner rather than later, or we will seriously diminish our chances at a top draft pick.

    Take a look at the standings. If we win our next game, we can potentially vault up the standings to 10th place in the eastern conference, picking around 8-9 if the season ended today. Sadly, there are just so many bad teams, we have to start losing more games.

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    MCW plays and ET looks like Brandon Roy in 2007-2010, MCW doesn't play and ET looks like, well, he looks like Evan Turner. Ha.

    I'm not too worried, we beat two really bad teams in LA and denver.... It'll work itself out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BChydro86 View Post
    MCW plays and ET looks like Brandon Roy in 2007-2010, MCW doesn't play and ET looks like, well, he looks like Evan Turner. Ha.

    I'm not too worried, we beat two really bad teams in LA and denver.... It'll work itself out.
    Problem is we're a really bad team too. We got to come up with a draw to these games. We should be 1-1 against LA and Denver, not 2-0.
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