Familiar faces return to Denver as Nuggets take on Knicks

Anthony, Felton, Martin, Smith all called Pepsi Center home at one time
by Aaron Lopez


WHEN: 7 p.m. MT
WHERE: Pepsi Center, Denver
TV; RADIO: Altitude; AM-950

DENVER (8-6)

F Wilson Chandler
F Kenneth Faried
C J.J. Hickson
G Randy Foye
G Ty Lawson

NEW YORK (3-11)
F Carmelo Anthony
F Kenyon Martin
C Andrea Bargnani
G Iman Shumpert
G Beno Udrih

Danilo Gallinari (knee) and JaVale McGee (fractured left tibia) are out.
NEW YORK: Tyson Chandler (fractured fibula) is out.

The Nuggets have won five straight against New York at Pepsi Center and seven of the past 10 meetings overall. They are 8-1 at home versus the Knicks since 2003-04 . . . The series between New York and Denver has been even since the start of the 1996-97 season (tied 15-15) . . . Denver swept the series in 2011-12, but has split the series 1-1 four times in the last six years . . . Former Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high 50 points vs. New York on 11/27/09, becoming the first Nuggets player ever to score 50+ points against the Knicks franchise . . . In that same game on 11/27/09, former Nuggets forward Al Harrington registered 41 points as a member of the Knickerbockers to become the first New York player to ever score 40+ points against the Nuggets franchise.