Nov. 12, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) drives the ball against the Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (4) during the first half at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 110-100. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

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The Denver Nuggets (42-22) are looking win nine straight games for the second time this season when they go on the road to take on the Phoenix Suns (22-41).

Ty Lawson is playing lights out for the Nuggets lately. He scored 32 points his last time out and has shown no signs of slowing down. Ever since backup guard Andre Miller made a comment about the Nuggets not having a superstar on their team, Lawson has been doing his best to disprove that statement. He’s averaging 17.0 points per game this season, almost 4.0 points per game above his career average. Corey Brewer has been hot off the bench lately, scoring over double figures in four of his last five games.

For the Suns, the offense goes through point guard Goran Dragic. Dragic is scoring 14.2 points and 6.9 assists per game this season. Guard Jared Dudley has also been playing well lately. He’s averaging 16.5 points in the past two times out. On paper, the Suns don’t match up well against the Nuggets but the last time out, they were able to pick up a victory against Denver.

The Nuggets will likely use their deep bench a fair amount during this game, allowing their starters to get some much needed rest for when the New York Knicks come to Denver.

Tip-off is set for 8:00 pm MT (10:00 pm ET) from the US Airways Center in Phoenix. 

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