That allowed the Nuggets to take over the second seed in the jammed Western Conference standings all alone, a half-game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks, who play tonight at Portland, and the Phoenix Suns, who play at Oklahoma City.
Here's the remaining schedules for the fighting four:
Dallas: @Portland (tonight); @Sacramento (Sat); @LAC (Mon); vs. San Antonio (Wed)
Phoenix: @OKC (tonight); vs. Houston (Sun); vs. Denver (Tues); @Utah (Wed)
Denver: vs. San Antonio (Sat); vs. Memphis (Mon); @Phoenix (Tue)
Utah: @New Orleans (tonight); @Golden State (Tues); vs. Phoenix (Wed)