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This is the third of a six-game road trip for the Nuggets, who are 1-1 so far. They have lost five con­sec­u­tive games to Brook­lyn, which has swept the sea­son se­ries the past two years. The Nuggets are go­ing into the game with a near-full deck of play­ers, with only Nikola Jo­kic (wrist) and Gary Har­ris (foot) out be­cause of in­juries. The Nuggets are look­ing to re­peat their de­fen­sive ef­fort from a win at Philadel­phia on Mon­day. They held the Six­ers un­der 100 points, just the third time they’ve been able to keep an op­po­nent away from the cen­tury mark this sea­son. The Nuggets won all three of those games. Nets: Brook­lyn has lost 10 of their last 11 games en­ter­ing Wed­nes­day’s con­test. Those strug­gles in­clude home games, al­though the one win in this span — over the Los An­ge­les Clip­pers — was at home and was a qual­ity vic­tory. The Nets are in the midst of a ma­jor re­build un­der new coach Kenny Atkin­son and new gen­eral man­ager Sean Marks. They’ve al­ready made plays to sign Mi­ami guard Tyler John­son, Port­land guard Allen Crabbe and Rock­ets for­ward Donatas Motieju­nas. But their of­fer sheets to those play­ers were all matched by their orig­i­nal teams.

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