The Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets clash. Both teams are chasing the win. The Nuggets lost to Boston 108-95 Friday night, while the Nets clinched a Hornets victory at 111-104.
The Denver Nuggets have lost four times in their four-game losing streak, Denver averaging 41.5 percent from the field and five from 30 from three-point range. Nikola Jokic scored 30 points and ten rebounds against Boston. Jamal Murray leads the team with 18.1 points 4.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest this season, Denver tied for eighth in the league in field goal percentage averaging 44.9 percent 10.5 triple per game.
The Brooklyn Nets clinched their second straight win with eight in the eleventh. The Nets are 47.7 percent from the field, including 15 of 38 from the three-point range. Joe Harris led Brooklyn with 22 points to win the Hornets. The Nets are averaging 113 points per contest this year — sixth in rebounding, averaging 47.2, and 24.4 assists per game. Kyrie Irving is the team’s leading scorer with 28.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. Brooklyn is shooting 45.3 percent from the field as a team, giving the Nets 13.3 triples per contest in three averages of 35.4 percent from three this year. Levert was unable to play due to thumb surgery, Irving suffered a shoulder impingement and was unable to play against Denver.
My prediction in this match is that the Nuggets have better depth than the Nets, but their problem is the fatigue of the entire team, so the Nets have a much better chance of winning and using home-court advantage.