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Denver Nuggets enjoying the ride

After 13th win in a row, Denver takes aim at Western Conference powers OKC and San Antonio
By John Rohde Published: March 19, 2013

The victory puts Denver (47-22) just 3½ games behind OKC (50-18) for first place in the Northwest Division and pulls the Nuggets to within five games of San Antonio (51-16) for the top seed in the West.

Is Denver taking aim at passing the Thunder and Spurs?

“That's a hell of a dream,” Karl said with a chuckle. “Yeah, it'd be great if we could pass them. I'm realistic that our team is hot, and the momentum of a hot team can go away as quickly.”

Miller said he and his teammates, “haven't even talked about” claiming the conference's top seed. “We want to be healthy going into the playoffs, that's the main thing,” Miller said.

Olympian Andre Iguodala, who had 10 points and four assists, said it doesn't feel like his team is particularly hot right now.

“Not to me,” Iguodala said. “I just see the things we can improve upon so we can have a great shot at doing special things (in the playoffs). Are we there yet? I don't think so. We just need to continue to keep growing.”

Iguodala also said he didn't think home-court was particularly important.

“I don't think so. That's just me personally,” Iguodala said. “Especially in the (Western Conference), I don't think it's as important. We've been playing so well at home (30-3) that it would seem like we would have an advantage. But once the playoffs start, it's just toss the ball up.”