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Monday, March 3rd (All times Eastern)

Minnesota Timberwolves (29-29) at Denver Nuggets (25-33), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Nuggets will try to snap a five-game losing streak Monday night when they welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets haven't won since a road victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 20. They've dropped four straight at home and are just 1-10 in their last 11 contests.

"It's not going to be easy to get off of this hump," Denver's Randy Foye said of the team's recent slide. "You just have to believe and you just have to keep fighting and doing the little things."

The Nuggets' fifth consecutive loss came at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center Saturday. Denver fell 102-96 on the night LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a groin injury.

The Blazers' margin reached as high as 13 in the third quarter before they settled for an 84-73 spread going into the fourth, where they were never seriously threatened.

Kenneth Faried tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, while Foye and Evan Fournier also scored 16. Wilson Chandler chipped in 14 points, followed by 12 from Darrell Arthur and 11 out of J.J. Hickson.

Ty Lawson missed his ninth game with a cracked rib and the Nuggets are 1-8 without him during this stretch.

The Wolves complete a five-game road trip Monday and the sojourn has been solid. Minnesota is 3-1 on the trip with wins over the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings.

The victory over the Kings was most recent, a 108-97 win Saturday night.

Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic each returned to the lineup on Saturday to lead the Timberwolves. Martin led the Wolves with 26 points and Pekovic contributed 20 points and nine rebounds in the win, Minnesota's fifth in its last six games.

Pekovic missed the most time of the two, sitting out the last 13 games with an injured ankle. Martin was held out of the last seven games with a broken left thumb.

Kevin Love registered a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double despite shooting 4- of-12 from the field in the victory.

"Right now we're fighting, we're fighting," said Corey Brewer. "We need to win every game basically to have a chance to get into the playoffs and right now we're winning."

The Wolves are 5 1/2 games behind the Suns and Dallas Mavericks for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

The Nuggets have taken two of three from Minnesota this season, including a victory in Denver on Nov. 15. Denver has won three of the last four in this series and is 7-1 in its last eight as the host against the T'Wolves.

03/03 10:27:50 ET

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Scoreboard
NBA
Final
CLE 110
GSW 99
1st
PHO 17
OKC 5
 
Final
KNST 53
NKENTUCKY 78
 
Final
CITA 74
ETST 73
 
Final
GWEBB 91
CSOU 81
 
Final
VMI 82
CHAT 86
 
Final
BRY 77
CCST 69
 
Final
PBY 80
CCAR 69
 
Final
DREX 44
DEL 58
 
Final
UNCA 71
HIGH 75
 
Final
TEMPL 66
HOU 54
Final
EKENT 63
JVST 57
 
Final
WRST 58
UWMIL 61
 
Final
MSU 90
MINN 96
Final
RFLSH 63
MNTER 60
 
Final
OSU 81
NEB 57
Final
MAST 67
NEOM 73
 
Final
ELON 72
NE 65
 
Final
LIB 80
RAD 69
 
Final
FD 85
SHU 90
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 67
 
Final
LIU 69
Terriers 74
 
Final
TENN 65
VANDY 73
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 59
 
Final
FUR 53
WCU 49
 
Final
IUPUI 71
WILL 66
 
Final
CAMP 65
WINT 50
 
Final
MERC 72
WOFF 76
 
Final
APP 58
GSOUT 77
 
Final
UNT 81
CHAR 65
 
Final
MURST 65
EILL 57
 
Final
MARS 87
FIU 69
 
Final
WKENT 71
FATL 68
 
Final
ILLCH 67
UWGB 72
 
Final
ORU 74
NDST 58
 
Final
NDAK 75
NARZ 85
 
Final
RICE 54
ODU 63
 
Final
MON 60
RIDE 63
 
Final
PEAY 64
SIUE 61
 
Final
LATU 77
UTEP 60
Final
SMISS 70
TXSA 66
Final
TENST 52
TENNM 69
 
Final
CHIST 74
GRCN 70
 
Final
UMKC 69
WLVRN 50
 
Final
SALA 57
LAMON 75
 
Final
ARKST 81
TXARL 80
 
Final
ARKLR 92
UGST 83
 
Final
TXST 67
TROY 61
 
2nd
COL 54
ARZ 82
 
2nd
PURD 78
RUTG 64
 
2nd
MEM 57
SMU 63
 
Final
NCOL 77
SUTAH 64
 
2nd
MORE 80
TENT 64
 
Final
EWASH 92
MNTST 68
 
Half
PORT 41
BYU 33
 
Half
CSNO 35
CSFU 39
 
Half
IDAHO 24
MONT 33
 
2nd
SCU 19
PAC 22
 
Half
UCSB 30
UCD 30
 
2nd
CPSL 30
UCI 42
 
1st
UTAH 17
ARST 7
 
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
ORST
11:00pm Tonight
GONZ
SDU
11:00pm Tonight
USF
GAELS
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
LBSU
 
Final
NYR 4
ARI 3
Final
CLB 2
MON 5
Final
BUF 6
VAN 3
Final
FLA 0
CHI 3
Final
TOR 3
PHI 2
Final
WIN 1
STL 2
3rd
NAS 2
MIN 3
 
1st
SJS 1
DET 0
 
1st
LOS 0
OTT 0