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Weeklong homestand provides opportunity for Nuggets

Denver opens three-game Pepsi Center stay Tuesday vs. Boston


Homestands have not been kind to the Denver Nuggets so far this season. They will look to change that this week at Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets open a three-game homestand Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics, followed by matchups with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday and the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

Denver has had three homestands of at least three games so far this season, but its record is 3-7 in those games.

Here’s a quick look at each opponent:


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Boston

The Celtics beat the Nuggets in Boston on Dec. 6 but have gone 3-9 since then. They bring a four-game losing streak to Denver after losing to Oklahoma City 119-96 on Sunday night.


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Oklahoma City

Despite losing starting point guard Russell Westbrook to another knee surgery, the Thunder remain perched atop the Western Conference standings. Colorado Springs product Reggie Jackson is averaging 14 points and 4.7 assists in six games since Westbrook went out. He scored a career-high 27 points against Boston on Sunday.


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Orlando

The Magic are also struggling, having lost 14 of 18 games since Thanksgiving. Former Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo is enjoying another strong season, averaging career highs in points (21.2), rebounds (4.5) and assists (4.0).