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Dance With Denver: Raptors Look to Rebound Against Struggling Nuggets

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The Nuggets and their three-game losing streak pay a visit to the Air Canada Centre for a Monday night showdown.

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Team Records: Denver Nuggets (9-11, 4-7 on road) vs. Toronto Raptors (15-5, 9-3 at home)

Where to Watch: TSN2

The only person who wants Nuggets more than the Toronto Raptors is this lunatic woman who couldn't wait a measly thirty minutes before breakfast ended at her local McDonalds. Patience, grasshopper.

Denver enters tonight's game as losers of three-straight after falling on Sunday to the Atlanta Hawks (96-84), leaving them nice and vulnerable for Dwane Casey's squad.

This is just the kind of matchup Toronto needs after stinking up the joint against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 105-91 loss last Friday. LeBron James and friends await tomorrow night at Quicken Loans Arena in the rubber match.

Ranking 23rd in Defensive Efficiency Rating (105.8) and 27th in points allowed (105.5), the Nuggets' defense is full of holes that the Raptors can look to exploit. If this gets into a shootout, things could get tricky. Denver has scored over 100 points in eight of their last ten games, although they've failed to reach 90 in their last two.

The Ty Lawson vs. Kyle Lowry point guard battle should be one heck of a good time. Lawson is averaging 22.0 points in his last five against Toronto, while Lowry and his Super Saiyan ways are putting up 28.4 points in his last five.

"The Manimal" Kenneth Faried was held out Sunday with an injured back. He's currently listed as questionable. Both Nate Robinson (back, day to day) and "Shaqtin' A Fool" JaVale McGee (leg) could remain on the sidelines.

So it's officially been one year since Masai Ujiri rid us of Rudy Gay's trigger-happy ways for Greivis Swagquez, Patman, trade bait for Lou Williams and the GOAT Chuck Hayes.

The only way to celebrate in style is with the seventh victory of the young season against a Western Conference foe.

If only Gay were around to see it....

What? You mean to tell me he's thriving in Sacramento?

Smiles for everyone!

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