Corey Brewer can talk some trash and tell you about garbage time.

Just not in the context you’d expect from most NBA players

As far back as he can remember, Brewer would wake up on Friday and Saturday mornings on the family farm in rural Portland, Tenn., and accompany his dad on his trash route.

“We didn’t live in the city limits,” he explains. “You had to have somebody pick your trash up. My dad had all the routes out in the country.”

The Nuggets continue to put themselves in position to win on the road. The next step is finishing with more consistency.

After another close loss Sunday in New York, Denver will relish the opportunity to get back on the winning track Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Nuggets (10-11) have led in the fourth quarter of seven of their past eight road games and are 3-4 in those seven games.