Dec 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) controls the ball against Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) in the second quarter at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets Vs. Jazz Preview

Tonight the Denver Nuggets take on the Utah Jazz. The Nuggets are winners of 5 straight, while the Jazz have won 4 0f their last 6. The Nuggs have won some big games during this recent hot streak, and are averaging 119 pointer per game. The Jazz have been playing better lately, but they shouldn’t be the team that ends the streak. The Nuggets will look to have more success this time around when facing the Jazz as they lost 103-93 at home.

It’s no secret that the Nuggets have been scoring a ton of points during this win streak, and they are going to get some more help. Wilson Chandler is returning from his groin injury tonight and the hope is that he can make an impact. He has been a little disappointing so far this season, but he has much room to grow. Getting Chandler back is only going to make the Nuggets offense even more dangerous, and the Jazz could be in trouble.

The Jazz on the other hand have players that could wind up missing tonights game. Their best player Gordan Hayward is questionable with a hip injury. If he can’t go, this game shouldn’t even be close at all. He torched the Nuggets in the last game, and is clearly the Jazz’ most important player. Also questionable for the Jazz is Marvin Williams. Williams is sick and his availability for the game will be determined by how his shoot around goes.

The key players in this game is going to once again be the starters. They will need to take advantage of a banged up Jazz team early and often. I am interested to see how Randy Foye performs tonight. He has been shooting the ball well, but I am curious if he can keep it up. Kenneth Faired has been decent at best this season, but has improved. He will also need to get going under the hoop for the Nuggets.

If Hayward winds up missing this game due to his injury, the Nuggets will blow out the Jazz. It really won’t even be close considering how we have been beating up on bad teams during this streak. I see the Nuggets coming out with their 6th win a row tonight by a score of 121-106. The Nuggets are just too hot to pick against right now. Be sure to check back for game updates!

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