The Denver Nuggets are on the verge of matching their longest win streak since leaving the ABA but have not visited an opponent with a winning record during this run.
That's what they face if they want to keep it going Monday night, taking on a short-handed Chicago Bulls team looking to tie its longest home winning streak of the season.
Denver (45-22) has won 12 in a row only once - March 10-April 2, 1982 - since joining the NBA for the 1976-77 season. The Nuggets' best ABA win streak was 15 games in 1969-70.
Their current run reached 11 on Friday, scoring nine of the final 11 points in an 87-80 win over visiting Memphis. Kosta Koufos led the way with 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
Denver outscored the Grizzlies 29-14 in the fourth quarter to move into a virtual tie with them for fourth place in the Western Conference.
"You grow playing these kinds of games," said Danilo Gallinari, who had 15 points and made the tiebreaking free throws with 2:13 remaining. "You cannot...