The Denver Nuggets are on the verge of securing their longest single-season home win streak in 24 years, and a matchup with a last-place opponent would appear to provide just the opportunity to accomplish that feat.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, though, are one of the few teams to win in Denver this season and will seek another victory there Saturday night while trying to record their first win streak in three months.
Denver (41-22) hasn't won 13 straight at home in one season since a 19-game run Jan. 28-April 20, 1989. It moved a step closer with its seventh consecutive overall victory Thursday, 107-92 over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Ty Lawson, averaging 23.6 points in his last 12 games, led seven players in double figures with 21, and Danilo Gallinari had 20 as the Nuggets improved to 27-3 on their own floor.
The Nuggets' surge has put them within striking distance of fourth place in the Western Conference and home-court advantage for the opening round of the playoffs. Coach Geor...