After winning the Rockets, the Nuggets are 32-14 this season and second in the Northwest Division. Jokic led the Nuggets with 19.7 points and 6.5 assists per game, Denver will face off without three players due to injury Bol Bol, Paul Millsap, and Jamal Murray.
While the Grizzlies have won against the Suns, they are 22-24 this season and third in the Southwest Division. Jaren Jackson is the Grizzlies’ number one scorer averaging 18 points per game, while Ja Morant is the assists leader with 6.9 per game. Jae Crowder and Grayson Allen are on the injury list and can’t play against Denver.
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets have proven that they can win despite their key players being injured, while the Grizzlies are looking for the rhythm of the game and their team’s missing pieces. In this game, my prediction is that the Denver Nuggets have a much better chance of winning than the Grizzlies.