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Game #5: Jazz (2-2) @ Nuggets (2-2)Location: Pepsi Center • Denver, COTime: 7:00 p.m. (MT)TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

Yes, I know only one of these guys still plays for these teams.
Yes, I know only one of these guys still plays for these teams.
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Let it be known early, and remember it often, that no team wins the NBA Championship in November. Furthermore, you're not a lotto team because you start the season off under .500. Keep that in mind, friends. Tonight the Utah Jazz (2-2) have a chance at being under .500, as they visit the Denver Nuggets (2-2). Denver has played more games on the road than at home as well, but have played all of their games against the Western Conference. You can't under-estimate them or their capability. Moreover, they are rested and have been waiting at home for the Jazz, who played last night. Utah looks tough, but there is a lot of green still in their game. Priding themselves on defense they gave up over 50 points to the starting backcourt of the Portland Trail Blazers. It's not a good look. Utah has something to prove, and so does Denver. And that's what will make tonight's game -- a proverbial battle for Wyoming -- all that more important.

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Denver Utah

Wyoming. The boring box between Utah and Colorado.

Projected Starters:

Key Bench players:

Injuries:

  • Dante Exum -- Out, post ACL reconstructive surgery rehab (Jazz starting PG)
  • Jusuf Nurkic -- Out, left patellar tendon repair (Nuggets starting C)
  • Wilson Chandler -- Out, right hip strain (Nuggets backup SF)
  • Derrick Favors -- Questionable, with flu like symptoms (Jazz starting PF)
  • UPDATE: Joffrey Lauvergne -- OUT, back (Nuggets erstwhile starting C)
  • UPDATE: Nikola Jokic -- hurt but will play through low back strain and knee (Nuggets back up C)

Beware. Be aware that the Nuggets just added Jazz-killer Kostas Papanikolaou, after dumping Erick Green. Also, I guess this now means Green is available to joint the Stampede, because, you know. Free market economy.

PS. I don't think Wyoming is boring. I love you guys!

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who will win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Utah Jazz (2-2)
    (49 votes)
  • 9%
    Denver Nuggets (2-2)
    (5 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now