The Denver Nuggets could be hosting the perfect opponent after a winless road stretch.
The Nuggets have won eight straight at home against the Toronto Raptors heading into Monday night's matchup.
Denver (8-9) was probably feeling good about itself one week ago heading into Utah with a four-game win streak. The Nuggets then blew halftime leads in Monday's defeat to the Jazz and Thursday's loss at Golden State before being blown out 122-103 by the Lakers on Friday.
"I thought we fought up to a degree, but when they got it back up to 20, our gas tank was pretty empty," coach George Karl said after the loss in Los Angeles.
The Nuggets will no doubt be targeting this contest since they start a five-game trip Wednesday in Atlanta. They haven't lost at home to Toronto (4-13) since an 81-74 defeat Dec. 30, 2003, winning the past eight meetings by an average of 19.7 points.
The Raptors can probably relate to any sense of urgency the Nuggets may have. Toronto is...