‘Welp, we’re back’: The Nuggets are 6-1 on the road, 2-0 in the conference and 1-1 in the West

Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic and point guard Wilson Chandler are back in the starting lineup after missing the previous two games due to injury. 

Nurkic, who played in the previous three games, returned to the lineup after sitting out the previous four.

Chandler was sidelined for two weeks after spraining his left ankle in the first half of the Denver-Golden State Warriors game in early December. 

The Nuggets beat the Warriors 111-99 on Monday, their fifth win in the past six games. 

“It feels good,” Nurkics said of the return.

“I feel like I can contribute to this team and this team is better because of me.

I feel like we’re starting to find chemistry together and I think it’s a great sign for our team and a great step forward for this team.”

Nurksi said the team has improved with each game since the start of the season. 

We’ve just got to keep getting better and keep pushing each other and keep getting more confidence, Nurkys said. 

Wilson Chandler was also back in his usual starting lineup, but he is starting at power forward in the absence of Jusus.

Chandler scored 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting in the fourth quarter Monday. 

They’re averaging 102.9 points and shooting 55.5 percent from the floor during their current six-game win streak. 

Denver’s current winning streak is the second longest in NBA history. 

Coach Brian Shaw said he thought he would have to re-assess his rotation. 

I think we can win a lot of games this year, Shaw said.

“The way we’re playing right now, I’m confident we’re going to get back to that.”

The Nuggets are 5-3 on the second night of back-to-back sets. 

Darrell Arthur, Ty Lawson, Darrell Arthur, Darrell Lawson, Ty Lawrence, Darrell Lawrence, Ty Arthur, Derek Anderson, Lawrence, Lawson, Lawson and Anderson are on the roster. 

T.J. Warren has not played since suffering a sprained right ankle in late December.