Only one more game before the Nuggets get to return home, but they may be playing without Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. Martin’s back is still bothering him and Melo has been trying to work through a knee bruise suffered in Philadelphia.
I bet Martin sits out and Melo plays, but that is pure guesswork on my part.
The Bucks will not feel bad for the Nuggets as they have lost Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd for the season. The Nuggets did dodge a bullet as Luke Ridinour has returned from injury and that relegates Ramon Sessions, a far superior player to a lesser role. Milwaukee can still put the ball in the hoop though with Charlie Villanueva and Richard Jefferson both able to score from inside and out.
Regardless of whether or not Melo and Martin play, the Nuggets can win tonight if they get back to playing the swarming and aggressive style of defense that they used to beat Miami, Orlando and Philly.
Denver Nuggets Game Notes (lists both Melo and Martin as starters)
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