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Cavaliers Vs. Nuggets: Cleveland Try To Avoid Seven Straight Losses

The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost six straight games, and face a tough challenge in Denver against the Nuggets to keep it from going to seven straight losses.

Mar 5, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott sits on the bench in the third quarter against the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 5, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott sits on the bench in the third quarter against the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Tuesday night's loss to the Utah Jazz for the Cleveland Cavaliers was a standard game for the Cavs this season -- they dropped down quickly to the opposing team and only Kyrie Irving's heroics put them even close to winning, with no sealing the deal this time as they fell for their sixth straight loss. They can bring their longest losing streak of 2012 to a close with a win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Unfortunately, Denver probably isn't the team that the Cavs want to face right now. The Nuggets have gotten Danilo Gallinari and Nene recently and have pushed their way to a five game winning streak, looking like the world-beaters that they were in the starting weeks of the season again. Kenneth Faried has put together a surprisingly strong rookie campaign in relief of some of the injured players, leading to what might be a fun to watch rookie matchup between him and Irving on the Cavs side.

Denver has the highest points per average in the league right now with 104.1 per game and have their leading scorer back from injury. All that plus being up at altitude in the Pepsi Center makes Wednesday's game look like a, pardon the pun, uphill mountain for the Cavs as they struggle to push themselves somewhere near a playoff spot.

For more on the Cleveland Cavaliers, check out Fear The Sword. For more on the Denver Nuggets, head over to Denver Stiffs.

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