OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Denver Nuggets have lost five straight without star forward Carmelo Anthony and face the prospect of halting that skid without All-Star Kenyon Martin as well when they face the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

After opening the season 2-5, the Nuggets had won 10 of 12 before Anthony went down with a sprained left ankle in the third quarter of a 107-100 loss to the Miami Heat on December 17.

Anthony has not played in Denver's four losses since then, including a 102-88 setback to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

The Nuggets opened a 52-43 advantage at the break but had to play the second half without Martin, who was suffering from back spasms.

Anthony is not expected to return until later in the week, while Martin's status is day-to-day.

The Nuggets have been hampered by injuries all season - starting guard Voshon Lenard injured his Achilles tendon in the season opener - and have already used 10 different starting lineups. They used just seven all of last season.

The Warriors will also be playing for the second consecutive day after rallying to a 98-94 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

Jason Richardson scored all 26 of his points in the second half as Golden State overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to win in Sacramento for the first time in six years.

Denver won three of four from Golden State last season, although the Warriors have won eight of 12 overall and 25 of 30 at home.