What: Our favorite high-altitude thugs will welcome us warmly into their arena
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
When: It's a late one, folks. 8:00pm CT/ 9:00pm ET
How: League Pass | KTXA | ASE
The Story: Both KMart and Birdman are out (thank goodness... I can't stand that guy), and with the Mavericks playing lockdown defense over the past three games, it should be an interesting matchup. Melo may not be happy where he is, but he's played well up to this point. As always, it will be fun to watch two of the most solid point guards playing the game right now when Jason "Hail Mary" Kidd and Chauncy "Lie Down" Billups face off.
Continue below for a few previews, and head over to our pals at Denver Stiffs.
They won two of three last season over the Nuggets, including a split at Pepsi Center. ... They are shooting 49.6 percent from the field through three games, including 69 percent by Dirk Nowitzki and 52.4 percent by Jason Terry.
Both the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks came within a handful of plays of starting 3-0. The two teams meet Wednesday in Denver, where the undersized Nuggets will try to contend with the taller Mavericks.
Earl K. Sneed reports from Denver, where the Mavericks' Tuesday practice was focused on slowing down Carmelo Anthony and adjusting to the high altitude.