NBA Basketball

Denver Nuggets (15-13)


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@ Ind 
L 116-126
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@ Det 
W 103-84
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@ Bos 
L 118-124
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@ OKC 
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Depth-challenged Nuggets face tall task vs. Pelicans

Guarding DeMarcus Cousins is a difficult task on its own, but when teams have to deal with Anthony Davis too, the job becomes close to impossible.

The two New Orleans big men are dominant individually, and with both on the floor, teams usually have to pick their poison. It helps to be at full strength when playing the Pelicans, but the Denver Nuggets don't have that luxury when they host New Orleans on Friday night.

Denver (15-13) is expected to get center Nikola Jokic back after he missed seven games with a sprained left ankle, but big man Paul Millsap is not playing. That means the Nuggets will have to figure out a way to beat the Pelicans (15-14) while short-handed in the frontcourt.

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Leaders
Points: Gary Harris15.9
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic10.6
Assists: Nikola Jokic4.6
FG%: Nikola Jokic51.0%
Steals: Gary Harris1.92
Blocks: Paul Millsap1.25
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.4 (23)
Rebounds: 41.3 (6)
Assists: 24.3 (25)
FG%: 48.1% (29)
FT%: 74.9% (4)
3P%: 38.2% (29)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.5 (9)
Rebounds: 45.0 (7)
Assists: 23.2 (7)
FG%: 46.2% (11)
FT%: 73.7% (24)
3P%: 36.7% (12)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Minnesota 16 12 .571 --
Denver 15 13 .536 1.0
Portland 14 13 .519 1.5
Oklahoma City 13 14 .481 2.5
Utah 13 15 .464 3.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/19/2017 Richard Jefferson Signed as Free Agent
10/18/2017 Jameer Nelson Waived
10/13/2017 Josh Childress Waived
9/20/2017 Mason Plumlee Re-Signed
9/12/2017 Josh Childress Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/13/2017 Will Barton Sore back
11/19/2017 Paul Millsap Sore wrist
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