Nov 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) backs down on Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) during the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets Vs. TimberWolves Preview

The Nuggets have lost 3 straight now, and will face the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8:00. The teams come in with very similar records, so this should be a good one. However, the Nuggets have been hit hard with injuries and they will once again be without Ty Lawson. It’s concerning that Lawson could miss even more time because the Nuggs look completely lost on the court without him.

The games against the Pacers was ugly. The Nuggets really struggled shooting the ball and they had a lot of trouble finding ways to score. The team is without a true point guard at the moment so everyone on the team is going to need to step up. All of the Nuggets guards will need to step out of their comfort zones to help the Nuggets win. Look for Randy Foye to lead the back-court and put up big numbers tonight against Minnesota.

Another player I am keeping a close eye on is Kenneth Faried. Trade rumors have been heating up and his name has been a part of them. It will be interesting to see how he plays with all of the controversy even though he is expected to stay in Denver. He will need to be big on defense as Kevin Love is going to be handful.

Love is dangerous in the post, and behind the arc. The big man is a special talent and he will more than likely go off for a huge game. Love, 25, is averaging 25 points per game to go along with 13 boards. Those are crazy numbers, and he is headed to the all-star game. Another player the Nuggets will need to look out for his Kevin Martin. Martin is enjoying a nice first season in Minnesota as he is averaging 19 points. Both players are going to play well tonight, and you can bet they are going to lead the Wolves in scoring.

It’s not completely the Nuggets fault that they are playing so bad lately. The injuries have obviously been a major factor, and they have been really frustrating to watch. Unfortunately, I see the T-Wolves handing the Nuggets their 4th loss in a row by a score of 107-99. Be sure to follow along on twitter @Nugg_Love.

Will the Wolves shoot the ball well tonight?  I’m not sure, but if you want to see how they’ve fared in the past 35 years, check out this Best Tickets blog article on historical NBA shooting.

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