Just two weeks after our last meeting, our very own Denver Nuggets look to even out the season series against the Spurs, especially after being on such a hot streak these past three games. The Nuggets are visiting the Lone Star state with an improved away record of 8-12 while the Spurs are 15-5 at home.
The Nuggets have been very hot-handed since they visited London for the NBA Global Games against the Indiana Pacers. As of this morning, the Nuggets are 5-5 in their last 10. The Spurs are sitting at 7-3 in their last 10. The Spurs currently have the second best record in the league but even they are struggling to compete for a full 48.
As aforementioned, the Nuggets are truly competing now and the team knows that they’re playing better together than they ever had before. The communication on this team has been exponentially better than it was before they made their trip to London. Nikola Jokic has been dominating and I’m looking forward to seeing what he and the Nuggets have in store for the Spurs tonight!
“Earlier in the season, we’d probably lose this game, to be honest. Everybody held their composure– everybody made big plays.” –Wilson Chandler speaking of Tuesday’s win against the Lakers
The Nuggets have lost to the Spurs the last seven games that have been played in San Antonio and they’re looking to change that tonight.
Nuggets Stats: Spurs Stats:
PPG: 109.7 PPG: 107.1
FG%: 46.1 FG%: 48.1
RPG: 46.8 RPG: 42.8
APG: 23.9 APG: 24.2
Keys to a Nuggets Victory, Courtesy of @SeanMEnglish:
- San Antonio is 6th in points off of turnovers. Gotta take care of the ball
- Finish quarters strong. Don’t act lethargic final 3 minutes of each quarter
- Try to contain LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard (way easier said than done). If we get beat by other players, so be it. Don’t let Aldridge and Leonard dominate this game.
Nikola Jokic (ankle) probable
Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable
Gary Harris (ankle) OUT
Darrell Arthur (knee) OUT
Wilson Chandler (personal reasons) OUT
Spurs: No injured players