Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets
Tip-off: Thursday, March 21, 2013 – 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
While the Miami Heat are dominating the headlines and YouWager fans hearts, the Denver Nuggets are impressing many fans as well.
Tonight Denver goes for a 14th consecutive win and 16th in a row at home versus the Philadelphia 76ers, losers of 14 straight away from home.
One night after escaping with a 119-118 overtime victory versus the Chicago Bulls, the Nuggets (47-22) made an even bigger statement with Tuesday’s 114-104 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ty Lawson led the way with 25 points and Andre Miller added 20, nine assists and seven rebounds off the bench as Denver snapped Oklahoma’s 20-game home winning streak versus Western Conference teams.
Denver;s winning streak is their longest since joining the league in 1976-77, and the third-longest by any team this season behind the Heat’s current 24-game run and the Los Angeles Clippers’ 17-game streak. The Nuggets won a franchise-record 15 straight in the ABA in 1969-70.
Tied with the Heat for the NBA’s best home record at 30-3, the Nuggets have to like how everything is looking and their chances of keeping things going against the Sixers (26-41), who have been limited to an average of 87.6 points during their current road skid.
In the meantime, Denver is averaging 110.8 points during their 15-game home win streak.
The 76ers current road slide is their longest since dropping a franchise-worst 20 straight in 1987-88. It is a NBA-worst 2-22 on the road since Dec. 1.
However, Philadelphia has taken four of five in the series, including a season-opening 84-75 home victory. This basketball team, who sent Andre Iguodala to Denver as part of a four-team trade in August, held him to 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting that night.
The Sixers had posted back-to-back victories before getting blown out 101-72 by the Clippers in the opener of a four-game trip Wednesday. Philadelphia shot just 36.7 percent and turned the ball over 20 times.