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Wednesday, December 4th (All times Eastern)

Denver Nuggets (11-6) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-12), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Nuggets will ride a seven-game winning streak into Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night when they face off with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Nuggets haven't lost since a road setback in Oklahoma City on Nov. 18. Since, they've won four in a row as the visitor and are 2-0 on this current six-game odyssey east.

Denver collected its seventh straight Tuesday night with a 111-87 demolishing of the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Six Nuggets scored in double figures and Denver shot 50.6 percent from the field.

"Good effort all around again. We got contributions from everywhere," said Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw. "Our bench, as of late, has been very impressive."

The Nuggets' second unit accounted for 57 points, led by the monster performance from Timofey Mozgov. The backup center, who played a team-high 30:37, scored 17 points and grabbed 20 rebounds.

Jordan Hamilton, Kenneth Faried, Ty Lawson, Randy Foye and Darrell Arthur also cracked the 10-point plateau.

Nate Robinson only had nine points and injured his right hand during a collision. He attempted his free throws left-handed and his availability for Wednesday is unknown.

The Nuggets made just seven 3-pointers, snapping their franchise-record run of consecutive games with eight-or-more 3-pointers at eight.

The Cavaliers have lost at least two games after every win this season and look to buck that trend versus the Nuggets.

Cleveland ended a five-game losing streak with Saturday's 97-93 victory versus the Chicago Bulls, as Dion Waiters and Andrew Bynum both scored 20 points and the oft-injured center grabbed 10 rebounds.

"It's actually good to jump and see that it wasn't too bad on the landing. I think, more so than anything, it's about getting more and more minutes and getting out on the floor and getting my touch back," Bynum said after posting his first double-double of the season.

Bynum, who missed all of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers because of balky knees, added five blocks and three assists in 30 minutes.

Kyrie Irving scored 19 points and Tristan Thompson ended with 14 and 14 rebounds. The Cavs' bench has been very productive recently, scoring at least 50 points in four of the last six games. Waiters is a big reason for that and enters Wednesday's game with three straight 20-plus point performances.

Waiters is averaging 21.7 ppg in that time and has scored in double figures in 10 of his last 11 games.

Cleveland is 4-3 at Quicken Loans Arena this season and will play the first of two matchups with Denver this season. The Nuggets will host the Cavaliers on Jan. 17 at the Pepsi Center and won both matchups in this series a season ago.

The Nuggets have prevailed in six of seven and 11 of the last 14 contests against Cleveland. Denver is unbeaten in three straight trips to the Q.

12/04 10:30:04 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
TOR
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
Final
COL 5
MIN 4
Final
SJS 6
LOS 3
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
DET
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
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