DENVER, Feb. 7, 2013 – Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has been selected to take part in the Sprite Slam Dunk competition during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in Houston on Feb. 16.

Faried, 23, joins defending champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz and Eric Bledsoe of the Los Angeles Clippers on the Western Conference team. They will compete against Eastern Conference representatives Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers, Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors and James White of the New York Knicks.

It was an 18-game stretch offering the chance to build the momentum of a runaway 18-wheel semi-truck.

Three road games, 15 home games – and only one back-to-back set.

With one game remaining, the Denver Nuggets have already exceeded expectations during their 38-day window.

Riding a season-best seven-game winning streak, Denver will wrap up its six-game homestand Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls. The Nuggets (31-18) are 14-3 since Jan. 1, rising from seventh in the West to overtake Memphis for fourth.