Tonight on the second night of a back-to-back, the Nuggets are visiting the Sacramento Kings for the fourth and final game of the regular season series.
In our last meeting just five days ago, Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets and all scorers with 36 points,a new career high, along with 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Danilo Gallinari was the Nuggets’ second leading scorer with 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Nikola Jokic was out due to illness, so Mason Plumlee got the start at the five and he did not disappoint. Plumlee got a double-double as he put up 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists as Denver got the 108-96 win.
After a win last night against the Celtics, the Nuggets look to even out the season series 2-2 against the Kings. Sacramento has been struggling as of lately and are currently 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Nuggets Stats: Kings Stats:
PPG: 110.6 PPG: 102.6
FG%: 46.5 FG%: 45.7
RPG: 46.3 RPG: 41
APG: 24.8 APG: 22.4
Last 10: 5-5 Last 10: 3-7
- The first game after the All-Star break, Willie Cauley-Stein was a problem for Denver. In the last matchup, Denver held him to just 10 points and 5 rebounds. Center matchups will be crucial.
- Nikola Jokic. It seems as if we say this every time, but it’s obvious how much he means to the Nuggets. Coming off a near triple-double against he Celtics, it’ll be interesting to see how he feels rebounding from the flu.
- Wilson Chandler was huge in the Nuggets last win against he Kings, scoring 36 points. The Nuggets need all they can get from Chandler.
Kenneth Faried (back) OUT
Rudy Gay (achilles) questionable