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    Saturday, February 23rd (All times Eastern)

    Denver Nuggets (34-22) at Charlotte Bobcats (13-42), 7 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - The Denver Nuggets are hoping their recent slump is only temporary and they could be headed toward a trap game Saturday against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Scheduled to host Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, the Nuggets will try not to take the lowly Bobcats for granted. Denver is coming off Friday's 119-113 loss at Washington and allowed seven Wizards to score in double digits.

    Ty Lawson had a game-high 27 points and 12 assists and Wilson Chandler registered 22 points for the Nuggets, who have lost four of five games since ripping off nine wins in a row.

    "I'm a little concerned," Denver coach George Karl said, "that we don't respect the opponent on the road enough to think defense first and then worry about offense, because offense usually happens when we play defense."

    The Nuggets are mired in a four-game road losing streak and sport an 11-19 record away from the Rocky Mountains, going 3-8 on the road against the East. They are currently seeded fifth in the West and sit third in the league with 105.1 ppg.

    Denver, though, is allowing 101.6 ppg.

    Charlotte has posted some impressive wins this season against Indiana, Dallas, Chicago and Boston, but is still a dismal 13-42.

    The Bobcats will wrap up a three-game homestand Saturday and fell to 0-2 on the residency with Friday's 105-75 drubbing at the hands of the Bulls. Eight Chicago players scored in double figures and Taj Gibson led the way with 17 points.

    Kemba Walker posted a game-best 27 points for the Bobcats, who got 10 points from rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and lost for the 10th time in 12 tries.

    Charlotte made only 33.3 percent of its shots and committed 13 miscues, leading to 21 Chicago points. Byron Mullens was held to two points and entered the game averaging 19-plus ppg in his past four.

    "Those guys just know where they are supposed to be," said Walker, who leads the team with 17.6 ppg and has scored 24-plus points in three straight. "They help really well. They do their coverages really well. They are a really good defensive team. They communicate, they move. They play really good defense."

    Bobcats forward/center Josh McRoberts could make his debut Saturday and was acquired this week from Orlando for forward Hakim Warrick. McRoberts played in 41 games for the Magic this season and posted averages of 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.

    After hosting the Nuggets, Charlotte, which is 7-21 at home, will embark on a four-game western trek against the Clippers, Jazz, Kings and Trail Blazers.

    Denver defeated Charlotte, 110-88, at the Pepsi Center on Dec. 22 this season and has won 11 of the 16 meetings.

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

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      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
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      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

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      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

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      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

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      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

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      • Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

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        Saturday, January 31 2015 6:48 PM EST2015-01-31 23:48:18 GMT
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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