The Denver Nuggets went 1-4 over the last week and are now 3.5 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. A back-to-back-to-back stretch of games to end the week did the Nuggets in for the losing record. The week started with a home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and then continued with an overtime defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Nuggets began the three-game stretch with a road victory over the Clippers, but then the team had to hurry back to Denver to avoid the snow and play the Los Angeles Lakers. That turned into loss. However, there was no time to recover from that since the team needed to head out to Portland. The team was blown out, 117-97.