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Wednesday, April 2nd (All times Eastern)

New Orleans Pelicans (32-42) at Denver Nuggets (32-42), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Two teams who won't make the playoffs in the Western Conference jump it up Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center when the New Orleans Pelicans visit the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets have lost four in a row, including two straight at home.

On Monday, the Nuggets fell at home to the Memphis Grizzlies, 94-92.

Timofey Mozgov scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Kenneth Faried scored 17 points for the Nuggets, while Randy Foye chipped in 13 and Aaron Brooks scored 10 off the bench.

"I thought our guys fought hard. We never got to a point where we could take advantage of the fact that they played last night [and] they got in late. We were never able to get to where we got clean rebounds and really be able to get out and push it and force the tempo," said Nuggets coach Brian Shaw.

Denver was down three and, with just over four seconds left, Mozgov missed a 3-pointer. Mozgov got the rebound but inexplicably dunked it with just over one second left.

Memphis' Courtney Lee was quickly fouled on the inbounds pass and made the first free throw before intentionally missing the second. On the second, it appeared the ball failed to hit the rim, but the play went on and the clock expired and Memphis held on.

After a brief protest from Shaw following the game, both teams returned to the locker room.

The Pelicans have dropped two straight after a five-game winning streak. New Orleans will begin a three-game western road trip and the end of the season won't be easy for the Pelicans. Their last six are against playoff-bound teams in the Western Conference.

On Monday, the Pelicans fell at home to the Sacramento Kings, 102-97.

Anthony Davis totaled 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four blocks for the Pelicans, who have lost two straight. Anthony Morrow and Tyreke Evans scored 23 and 15 points, respectively in defeat.

"We just did not have a great level of sustained effort," Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said.

The Pelicans out-shot the Kings from the field and forced 19 Sacramento turnovers, which New Orleans turned into 30 points. Problem was, the Kings trounced the Pelicans on the glass, winning the battle of the boards by a 47-30 margin.

The Pelicans have won two of three against the Nuggets this season with both wins at the Smoothie King Center. The Nuggets have taken four in a row and seven of the last nine as the host in this series.

04/02 10:24:33 ET

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Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
3rd
SFG 1
KAN 0
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
Final
SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
Final
RICE 41
UNT 21
Final
NEB 42
RUTG 24
Final
KST 23
TEX 0
Final
ARK 45
UAB 17
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
EMICH 17
NILL 28
Final
NAVY 41
SJST 31
Final
BST 35
AKR 21
Final
GASTATE 31
GASO 69
Final
TOL 42
UMASS 35
Final
WMICH 42
OHIO 21
Final
COL 37
UCLA 40
Final
UMO 10
KSU 3
Final
WAKE 17
BC 23
Final
BUF 14
CMICH 20
Final
MARS 35
FATL 16
 
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
Final
SMISS 20
LATU 31
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
 
Final
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
4th
WASU 23
ARZ 52
 
3rd
CLEM 3
SYR 6
 
3rd
LAMON 15
TXST 0
 
3rd
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 17
 
3rd
COLST 24
WYO 3
 
Half
LSU 3
MISS 7
 
2nd
TENN 7
ALA 27
 
Half
AUB 21
SCAR 21
 
2nd
PSU 0
OSU 7
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
2nd Intermission
TOR 0
BOS 2
 
3rd
NYI 4
DAL 4
 
3rd
PHI 1
DET 1
 
2nd Intermission
OTT 1
NJD 2
 
2nd Intermission
MON 2
NYR 1
 
1st Intermission
STL 1
CHI 1
 
2nd
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
1st Intermission
MIN 4
TAM 1
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
FLA
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14