A slew of absences are taking a toll on the Denver Nuggets.
The Golden State Warriors' struggles are due to other issues.
The Nuggets look to avoid their longest slide in over five years by continuing their dominance of the Warriors on Thursday night at Pepsi Center.
Denver (15-11) has been dealing with a rash of injuries and is without swingman Corey Brewer, who took a leave of absence to be with his family this week following the death of his father.
The Nuggets won't have starting forward Danilo Gallinari (left ankle) - the team leader with 17.0 points per game - for a month. It's unclear if center Timofey Mozgov is ready to return from a left ankle injury.
They did get Aaron Afflalo and Nene back from injury Wednesday, but struggled again in a 105-95 defeat to Dallas, its fourth straight loss.
The Nuggets last dropped five in a row from Dec. 29, 2006-Jan. 6, 2007.
"I just think it's the process of the season," coach George Karl said. "We're banged up."
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