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los an­ge­les» The Nuggets’ sched­ule has a lot of quirky twists and turns, but few as odd as a re­oc­cur­ring theme: Play­ing the same op­po­nent twice in seven days or fewer.

The Nuggets have had four sets of those games al­ready, in­clud­ing Mon­day night’s “re­match” with the Clip­pers at the Sta­ples Cen­ter. This sea­son the Nuggets have played Detroit twice in seven days, Utah twice in three days and Dal­las twice in a seven-day span.

Den­ver’s sec­ond meet­ing with the Clip­pers was unique in that not only did the Nuggets face them twice in six days, both games were on the road. In all of the pre­vi­ous prox­im­ity matchups, they were home­road splits.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone said the odd sched­ule wasn’t a big deal ei­ther way.

“I don’t know if it mat­ters,” Malone said. “But you just played them, and it’s fresh in your mind.”

The Nuggets split wins in two of the other three cases — against Dal­las and Utah. Detroit

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