Atlanta began the trip with a win in Portland but then suffered back-to-back losses to the Kings and the Suns. The Hawks played without Paul Millsap in Phoenix who left the team due to deal with a personal matter. Millsap is expected back in time for Monday's game.
Atlanta trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half before rallying to tie the game in the final moments against the Suns. Phoenix's Archie Goodwin knocked down a game-winning three-point attempt with just 0.1 remaining to send the Hawks to a 98-95 loss.
It has been a tough season for the Denver Nuggets so far this season but they have been showing signs of progress of late. Denver scored a 104-101 win over Detroit on Saturday and have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games. Danilo Gallinari finished with a game-high 30 points against the Pistons.
Denver won despite the absence of power forward Kenneth Faried who missed the game due to a groin injury. Faried is listed as day-to-day on the team's injury report but told the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey on Sunday that the injury felt "significant" to him.
Atlanta lists no players on its current injury report but Jeff Teague admitted to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday that he has been playing through an ankle injury. Teague has seen a sharp drop off in his production of late but no lineup changes appear imminent for the Hawks at this time. Dennis Schröder has seen an increase in minutes thanks to Teague's struggles and the team also has Shelvin Mack available to fill in with point guard duties.
Tipoff from Denver is scheduled for 9 p.m. on Monday. The Hawks return home on Wednesday to face the Los Angeles Clippers.
Game Date/Time: Monday, January 25, 9 p.m. ET
Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Radio: 92.9 "The Game" FM