NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, November 12th (All times eastern)
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3) at Denver Nuggets (4-3), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers conclude their season-long six- game road trip when they visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center.
Cleveland is 3-2 on the swing and has won its last two contests. On Sunday, Zydrunas Ilgauskas poured in 25 points to lead the Cavaliers over the Los Angeles Clippers, 103-95, at the Staples Center.
LeBron James scored 22 points and dished out eight assists in the win over the Clippers for the Cavaliers, who have won three of their last four contests. Drew Gooden poured in 18 points and pulled down 17 rebounds in the victory.
After tonight's contest, the Cavaliers return home for a three-game stand. They will host the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks on the upcoming homestand.
Denver opens a four-game homestand this evening. The Nuggets have returned home after going 2-2 on a four-game road trip. They won the last two contests of the swing.
Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Nuggets erased a 25-point deficit, coming all the way back to down the Indiana Pacers, 113-106, on Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Allen Iverson scored 27 points and handed out 10 assists, while Linas Kleiza poured in 21 points off the bench in the win over Indiana for the Nuggets. Marcus Camby finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.
The Nuggets are 1-1 at home this season. They will also host the Portland Trail blazers, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls on the current homestand.
Last season, the Nuggets were 2-0 against Cleveland. The Cavaliers have lost two in a row at Denver.
11/12 10:47:34 ET