Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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The Denver Nuggets know they caught a break when Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry decided to rest Steve Nash the last time these teams played. They're unlikely to be as fortunate this time with the Suns making a strong playoff push. Playing its first home game in more than two weeks, Denver goes for a fifth consecutive victory in this series Friday night while surging Phoenix tries to move back into playoff position. The Nuggets ended a five-game home losing streak with a 109-92 win over the Suns on Feb. 14 - a victory that came with the star point guard out of the lineup. "Phoenix kind of gave us a some slack by not playing Nash,'' coach George Karl said after the Nuggets won for the eighth time in nine home games versus Phoenix (28-26). Back from a 4-3 trip that ended with a 94-92 loss to conference-worst New Orleans on Wednesday, the Nuggets (29-25) can expect to see plenty of Nash on Friday. Nash scored just 13 points in a 107-105 victory at Utah on Wednesday but hit two bas...
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