The Nuggets are back home for a pair of games, against Minnesota and Philadelphia, before heading to Golden State on Monday. After defeating the Clippers, 106-102, late Monday, they are looking to get back to winning at home. The Nuggets lost their last home game, 109-108, to Atlanta. Denver is 38-19 against the Timberwolves all-time at home. Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton are on hot streaks. In the past three games, Gallinari is averaging 20.3 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from the 3-point line. Barton is averaging 19.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists in that same span. He’s shooting a sizzling 55.3 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the 3-point line in that span.
Slowly but surely, Minnesota is digging out from a horrid start. The Wolves have won four of their past seven games, including Monday against Atlanta. They have not yet won a Northwest Division game (0-4). Minnesota is healthy except for center Nikola Pekovic (ankle), who is out for the season.