Suns 'due for a win' vs. Nuggets
Denver has won five of the last six meetings, including the first two this season.
"I think we're due for a win," said Steve Nash, who had 14 points and 11 assists in the teams' most recent matchup, a 105-99 loss at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
The Suns overcame a 10-point deficit and owned a 99-96 lead with 3:09 remaining, but did not score a single point the rest of the way, surrendering a 9-0 game-ending run to the Nuggets.
"We've been owing Denver one for this entire season," explained Sebastian Telfair. "The last one we let it get away from us."
The Nuggets are 4-2 over their last six games while the Suns have won three of five.
"We're going to have to play really well," added Nash, now four assists shy of passing Oscar Robertson for fifth place on the all-time career list. "They're a tough matchup for us but we've got to come out and be confident and expect to win at home."
The Suns are 12-3 at home since the All-Star break.
Thursday night's victory over the Clippers moved Phoenix back into 8th place in the Western Conference, a game-and- a-half back of 7th place-Denver.
"They're coming to our home court," said Telfair. "Our fans know that we're playing for the playoffs. It should be a great atmosphere."
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