Found October 19, 2013 on Hardwood Gold Rush:
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 8:30pm (MDT) in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Event Center and will also be available on NBA TV. Here are some storylines to watch in tonight’s game: First chance the Nuggets will get to see the Clippers Wilson Chandler is scheduled to make his preseason debut tonight after missing Denver’s first four games with a hamstring strain In other injury news, Darrell Arthur is a game-time-decision with a quadriceps contusion and both Nate Robinson and Kenneth Faried are out with left hamstring strains What starting lineup will Brian Shaw go with tonight? Will JJ Hickson and JaVale McGee continue to play well together? Can Hickson and Ty Lawson continue to find on-court chemistry in running the pick-and-roll? With Chandler in the lineup, can Denver find some defensive rhythm after giving up 36 points to Kevin Durant? Will McGee keep up his much improved free throw percentage? How devastating will the Clippers be in the Western Conference this season? What kind of difference has Doc Rivers made on this Clippers team? Will Randy Foye or Evan Fournier do something to standout from the shooting guard pack? How will Lawson look against Chris Paul? Can Timofey Mozgov avoid being posterized by Blake Griffin? Check-in later for post-game analysis from Jordan Morey. Follow Peter Sherwill on Twitter @PeterSherwill or add him to your network on Google. photo by: RMTip21 The post Pregame Nuggets: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers appeared first on Hardwood Gold Rush.

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