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                 === Winless Nuggets welcome Hawks to town ===
 (  -  There are  just two  winless teams in  the NBA and the
 Denver Nuggets are one of them.
 Denver  will try to get off the schneid Thursday in the finale of a three-game
 homestand versus the Atlanta Hawks and is 0-3 for a second straight season.
 The  Nuggets  last started  0-4 back  in 1998-99 and  are coming off Tuesday's
 102-94  setback  versus the San Antonio  Spurs. Ty Lawson scored 20 points and
 handed  out  eight assists, while Kenneth  Faried netted 15 points for Denver,
 which committed 23 turnovers, leading to 27 San Antonio points.
 "We  just lost track  of the game plan," Lawson said. "We have to take care of
 the ball."
 Jordan  Hamilton,  Randy Foye and Timofey  Mozgov scored 11 points apiece in a
 losing  effort.  Denver led by  as many as  13 in the  third, but held just an
 82-81  edge with 8:51  left in the fourth before the Spurs embarked on an 11-2
 run to seize control of the contest.
 Denver  has  lost its  first two  home games  of the  season after closing the
 2012-13 campaign with 23 straight wins as the host.
 Meanwhile,  the  Hawks will close  out their three-game western jaunt Thursday
 and  posted a  105-100 win at Sacramento  on Tuesday. Al Horford had 27 points
 and 10 rebounds, while Paul Millsap added 25 points and 11 boards for Atlanta,
 which got 18 points and 10 assists from Jeff Teague.
 The  Hawks, who have scored 100-plus points in every games this season, almost
 squandered  a  19-point lead in  the fourth  and extended their winning streak
 over the Kings to 11 straight games.
 "It  got a  little closer than we  would have liked, but that's the NBA," said
 Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer.
 Kyle  Korver finished with  nine points and has made at least one 3-pointer in
 77 consecutive games. Dana Barros holds the record with 89 games.
 Atlanta  and Denver  split two meetings last season, with each team winning on
 its  home  floor. The Nuggets have  won five of  the last six meetings in this
 series and six straight as the host.
 11/07 10:39:35 ET