DEN vs MIA Dream11: Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic host an in-form Miami Heat in the NBA 2019-20 regular season at Pepsi Center. Nuggets are 4-2 in the season and sit seventh in the Eastern Conference, while Heat have exceeded expectations as they lead the Eastern Conference after a 5-1 start to the new season.
Nuggets are one of the favourites in the Western Conference. And it’s not entirely because of Golden State Warriors’ injury problems, for the Nuggets have a deep roster a star starting five led by superstar Nikola Jokic.
However, the Nuggets have lost twice in the last three games and need more consistency to improve their chances of winning the West.
Miami Heat, meanwhile, have done enough to be taken seriously. Following Philadelphia 76ers’ (without Joel Embiid, for the full game) unexpected defeat to Phoenix Suns, Heat have taken over the east after two consecutive wins.
But it was the complete demolition of Houston Rockets which has brought them right into the mix. The win was so good, on either end, that Heat will struggle to emulate that level of performance, not even against the teams considered as relatively weak.
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Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Miami Heat
Venue: Pepsi Center
Match Timing: November 06, 07:30 AM
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Denver Nuggets team news:
Denver Nuggets’ summer signing Bol Bol remains sidelined at the moment. He is yet to play for Nuggets having missed the entire preseason due to a foot injury.
Will Barton could make his first appearance in three games after Nuggets put him on their questionable list ahead of this game. He will be monitored. Barton had a double-double in the last game.
Miami Heat team news:
Justise Winslow is listed as questionable for the Nuggets game due to a back problem, while Kezie Okpala(Achilles tendon) and Derrick Jones (groin) are certainly out of this match.
PF: Torrey Craig
SF: Paul Millsap
C: Nikola Jokic
PG: Gary Harris
SG: Jamal Murray
PF: Jimmy Butler
SF: Bam Adebayo
C: Meyers Leonard
PG: Duncan Robinson
SG: Kendrick Nunn
Nuggets: Jerami Grant, Monte Morris, Mason Plumlee, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Michael Porter Jr.
Heat: Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic, James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Chris Silva
Denver Nuggets: Malik Beasley, Jamal Murray, Juan Hernangómez, Paul Millsap, Mason Plumlee, Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr., Jerami Grant, Torrey Craig, Nikola Jokić, Will Barton (Questionable), Jarred Vanderbilt, Monte Morris, PJ Dozier, Vlatko Čančar
Miami Heat: Justise Winslow (Questionable), Goran Dragić, Meyers Leonard, Bam Adebayo, James Johnson, Dion Waiters, Kelly Olynyk, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro, Chris Silva, Daryl Macon
DEN vs MIA Dream11 teams:
Denver Nuggets clean-swept Mimi Heat last season, but this Miami team is some level up from the last season. They won’t be easy to deal with for the Nuggets. Still, the height that the Nuggets boast and the familiarity in the roster all indicates towards a win for Nikola Jokic and Co.