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They got a three-game home­s­tand off to a good start Thurs­day, set­ting a sea­son high for points in a 132-120 vic­tory over Port­land. Most im­por­tant, the Nuggets emerged from the game with a fully healthy ros­ter. The Nuggets haven’t played well at home this sea­son over­all, post­ing just four vic­to­ries at the Pepsi Center, but sig­nif­i­cant lineup ad­just­ments Thurs­day against Port­land pro­duced one of their best per­for­mances. The Nuggets have a two-game win­ning streak against the Knicks, and have won eight con­sec­u­tive games against them in Den­ver. Knicks: They prac­ticed in Den­ver on Fri­day af­ter los­ing at Golden State on Thurs­day. Satur­day’s game wraps up a five-game West­ern Con­fer­ence road trip for the Knicks, who started it with two vic­to­ries but have dropped con­sec­u­tive games to Phoenix and Golden State. The Knicks are only 3-16 at the Pepsi Center. Point guard Der­rick Rose didn’t play in the game against Golden State be­cause of a stiff back. He is ques­tion­able for the game against the Nuggets.

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