16 Aug

Nuggets-Wizards preview

first_img3-23   Denver  (39-33)  at  Washington  (40-31)TV:  7pm  NBC Sports WashingtonLast game for Denver:  135-102 win at ChicagoPaul Millsap-22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assistsNikola Jokic-21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assistsWilson Chandler-19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assistsLast game for Washington:  98-90 loss at San AntonioBradley Beal-21 points, 1 assistKelly Oubre Jr.-21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assistsOtto Porter Jr.-12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assistsProjected Nuggets starters-Millsap PF, Chandler SF, Barton SF, Jokic C, Murray PGProjected Wizards starters-Morris PF, Porter Jr. SF, Gortat C, Beal SG, Satoransky SGDenver preview-The Nuggets, who are two games behind the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves for the final playoff spot, played their best game of the season, as they shot over 61 percent from the field and made 20 3-pointers in their victory over Chicago. Denver is playing their fourth game of a rough seven game road trip, in which they are 1-2. The Nuggets will not have leading scorer, Gary Harris, who injured his right knee last week against the Detroit Pistons. Harris is averaging nearly 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.Washington preview-The Wizards are in the 6th seed entering tonight’s game, and are 1/2 game behind the Indiana Pacers and a game behind the Philadelphia 76ers for the fourth seed. Washington defeated Denver back in October, 109-104, as all five starters scored in double figures, led by Beal with 20 points. At halftime, the Wizards will retire the #45 worn by Phil Chernier, who was a member of the 1977-1978 Championship team, and then spent 33 years as the team’s color analyst. Chernier, will be the 5th number retired by the organization, as he will join Elvin Hayes (#11), Gus Johnson (#25), Earl Monroe (#10) and Wes Unseld (#41).Please follow and like us:last_img

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