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Game Thread: Mavericks (37-15) At Nuggets (30-23)

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WHO: The Denver Nuggets host the Dallas Mavericks

WHAT: The Thuggets. We're all fans.

WHERE: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

WHEN: 9:30pm CT

HOW: TNT | KESN | KCKK | TSN2 (Canada)

THE STORY: Let me begin by saying that I HATE late games. It kills us here on the East coast. Anyhoo, Denver isn't winning much lately, but Carmelo Anthony is scoring the heck out of the basketball. The Nuggets lead the league in scoring when they play at home, but the Mavericks have been holding their opponents off on the offensive end during this streak, so it will depend on who is more tired from last night's game. Peruse the links, and be wary of those Denver Stiffs.

Mavericks-Nuggets Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The Dallas Mavericks enter Thursday night's game with the longest active winning streak in the NBA after escaping with another close win. They'll have to get by one of the hottest scorers in the league, though, in order to extend their run. The Mavericks will try for an 11th consecutive victory when they visit Carmelo Anthony and a Denver Nuggets team looking to avoid losing three straight at home for the first time in four seasons.

Inside Report: Mavericks-Nuggets preview — Mavs look for 11th straight win vs. 'Melo, Nuggets in the Mile High City
The Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets have both made headlines recently, but for far different reasons. While the never-ending saga of trade speculations has circled the Nuggets and forward Carmelo Anthony, the team has sat in third place in the Northwest Division. Meanwhile, the Mavericks have garnered attention with their play, riding a 10-game winning streak coming into their nationally-televised matchup with the Nuggets on Thursday night.

Barea's 'cold-blooded' 3-pointer helps Mavs win 10th straight
Spring training in baseball might still be a few days away, but the Mavericks are already learning how to hit the curveball. And they know they have a fastball down the middle they can uncork from time to time, too. J.J. Barea, the little blur that could, weaved through Sacramento's big men for 15 fourth-quarter points as the Kings made it obvious that they felt the Mavericks' backup point guard was the least of their worries.

Dallas Mavericks Blog: Williams/Sloan and Dirk
One thought must cross the mind of MFFLs after getting over the initial shock of longtime Jazz coach Jerry Sloan’s sudden resignation. Hmmm … does this mean the Mavs might have a chance to bring The Colony’s Deron Williams home? Well, perhaps it’s a possibility, but far from a probability. Don’t get your hopes up, even though Williams has a home in Carrollton and often works out with Mavericks during the summer.