DEN vs PHX Dream11: Denver Nuggets will be looking to extend its four-game winning streak when Phoenix Suns come to town for a regular-season match at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets are 2nd on the table, behind leaders Los Angeles Lakers, who boas the joint-best winning run at the moment, while the Suns also come into this game on the back of an impressive win in the last game.
Denver Nuggets (11-3) are in red hot form at the moment, having win the last four games and 8 in the last 10 matches. They are 6-2 in home games and 5-1 on the road.
The Suns (8-7), on the other hand, spilt up the last five games following a 98-100 win over Minnesota Timberwolves in the last game. They are 5-5 at home and 3-2 on the road.
At present, Denver Nuggets are certainly one of the bug teams in NBA, but Phoenix Suns had super teams of their won in the past and that’s why their head-to-head record against the Nuggets is better.
There have been 176 encounters between these two teams in the NBA regular seasons, with the Suns winning 97 times against Nuggets, 79. As mentioned, the Nuggets are on the up these days and it comes as no surprise that the Nuggets have won 12 times in the last 14 games against the Suns.
Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: November 25, @06:30 AM
Venue: Pepsi Center
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Nikola Jokic: The Big man is definitely one of the best, if not the best, players in this position. He is averaging 17.3 points per game and leads the team in rebounds 9.5 and assists 5.1 per game.
Jamal Murray: He leads the team with 18.7 points per game and in steals with 1.6 per game.
Will Barton and Paul Millsap are both in good form and must be considered here.
Devin Booker: He is averaging 25.6 points per game.
Denver Nuggets: Denver Nuggets have a clean bill of health ahead of this game. The likes of Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Will Barton are all available for this game.
Denver Nuggets squad: Nikola Jokić, Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap, Will Barton, Monte Morris, Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangómez, Mason Plumlee, Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr., Jerami Grant, Torrey Craig
Phoenix Suns team news: While the Suns are hit hard by injuries. Several players remain on the sideline due to different reasons. The biggest setback to the team was certainly Deandre Ayton’s suspension. The 21-year-old Center is serving the 25-game ban for using a banned substance.
In addition, another centre in the form of Aaron Baynes will be missing the game for the Suns due to a hip injury, while Ricky Rubio is suffering from a back injury and will be monitored before the game. Tyler Johnson will be starting if Rubio is not fit to play.
Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker, Dario Šarić, Mikal Bridges, Jevon Carter, Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo, Tyler Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre Jr., Jared Harper, Jalen Lecque, Frank Kaminsky, Cheick Diallo
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PF: Will Barton
SF: Paul Millsap
C: Nikola Jokic
PG: Jamal Murray
SG: Gary Harris
PF: Kelly Oubre Jr.
SF: Dario Saric
C: Frank Kaminsky
PG: Devin Booker
SG: Tyler Johnson / Ricky Rubio
Denver Nuggets: Monte Morris, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, Michael Porter Jr., Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig
Phoenix Suns: Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Elie Okobo, Cheick Diallo
Denver Nuggets are rolling over the big teams and we back Nikola Jokic and Co to win the game here.