The Denver Nuggets are headed into tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers with their season on the line.

Denver needs to win, or else the Nuggets will have to play without their starting center and most important player for the rest of the regular season. 

For Nuggets fans, tonight’s contest is their last chance to see the team and their coach they’ve been dreaming about since the beginning of the year, Ty Lawson, back on the court. 

Tonight’s game will be played at 7:00 pm EST.

If Denver is able to win the game, they’ll advance to the second round of the playoffs.

But if the 76ers manage to win tonight, the Nuggets have to go on the road to face the Sacramento Kings, who will be playing tonight.

Denver won’t play at home until March 17, so it’s a game that is always a must-win.

The game itself is going to be a bit of a wild ride.

Denver is coming off a 107-97 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night, a win that gave them a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference. 

After a hard-fought three-game road trip, Denver has played a lot of home games this season.

Tonight, the team will try to build a momentum after winning on their first road trip of the NBA season.

Denver has had a few big games on the second night of a back-to-back. 

On February 18th, the 76s defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 107-106.

The Nuggets have not won a road game in Philadelphia since the 76er-Timberwolves game of November 19th, 2016. 

The 76ers have also not won home games against Denver since November 4th, 2017. 

In the last two games of this back-and-forth series, the Sixers won 104-100 on January 26th, and 109-103 on February 3rd. 

Now that the 76es have already lost two straight home games to the Nuggets, it’s going to take a lot to make this a winnable game for Denver. 

So, how good is Lawson? 

He’s had a great start to the season.

Lawson is averaging 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 14.4 minutes per game. 

When Lawson was healthy, he was averaging 21.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4,9 assists, and 1.5 steals in 34.5 minutes per contest. 

He was the only player in the league to have at least 40 points, 20 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks in the same game.

Lawson has shot over 40 percent from the field in three of his last four games, which has made him one of the most efficient players in the NBA. 

As a team, the Denver Nuggets have a combined offensive rating of 113.3, which is sixth best in the entire NBA.

However, their defense is also at an all-time high. 

They’ve allowed a league-low 106.7 points per 100 possessions. 

This is not a game for the Nuggets to get blown out.

Denver will have two great guards in Lawson and Ty Lawson Jr., and if the Nuggets can keep their energy level high and continue to find the right rhythm, they should be able to beat the Sixers. 

With the 76e starting lineup still being up for grabs, the game will almost definitely be decided by a late-game stretch.

If the 76res can win the first half, it will be a close game.

If not, it could be a nail-biter. 

Here’s to hoping the 76 are able to pull out a win tonight.