Nuggets vs Trailblazers NBA Live: Denver Nuggets finished at 4th in the NBA Standings for Western Conference while Portland Trailblazers at 5th in the standings. Nuggets have the MVP candidate at the Center position while the Trailblazers’ ace is Damian Lillard. This game will be the first one of the 7 game series where the team that wins 4 games proceeds to the Conference Semi-Finals. More about DEN vs POR Dream11 NBA will be here.
DEN vs POR Dream11 NBA Playoffs: Nuggets have a formidable Forward-Center duo in Michael Porter and Nikola Jokic, and both of these players are able to score in bunches. Nuggets finished 8th in both PPG scored and PPG allowed, which makes them a tough team to play against. Meanwhile, the Trailblazers have been underwhelming in the past despite having one of the best duos in Lillard and McCollum. However, they look formidable at all positions and can give a lot of trouble to Denver.
Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Portland Trailblazers
Match Timing: 23 May, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Ball Center
Streaming: WATCH Nuggets vs Trailblazers NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
Denver Nuggets| Portland Trailblazers
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Denver Nuggets News:
Status Out: PJ Dozier, Jamal Murray, and Will Barton will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Austin Rivers is “Questionable”.
Denver Nuggets active roster: Nikola Jokic, Facundo Campazzo, Michael Porter Jr., JaVale McGee, Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris, Austin Rivers, Paul Millsap, Shaquille Harrison, Vlatko Cancar, Markus Howard, JaMychal Green, Gary Clarke, Zeke Nnaji, Bol Bol.
Portland Trailblazers News:
Status Out: Zach Collins will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
Portland Trailblazers active Roster: Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Jones Jr., Norman Powell, CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, Harry Giles III, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, TJ Leaf, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, CJ Elleby, Nasir Little, Keljin Blevins.
PFP(Projected Fantasy Points): 49
Jokic is the leader of the Nuggets and many analysts have argued that he had an MVP season. He has steered the Nuggets to ascension this season and his past statistics in the Playoffs have been incredible. For his contributions, he can be picked as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Lillard has been amazing at scoring the ball and is one of the most elite scorers in the League. Damian has the capacity to take over games and will be a nightmare for the Nuggets guards to defend. He is the central player in the offensive schemes of the Trailblazers.
Michael Porter Jr.:
Porter has done an incredible job of filling the void which was left open because of Murray’s injury. He has become a terrific scorer and has put his squad in a superb position at such a young age. Michael will play an incredibly important role during this series.
CJ is one of the most underrated players in the league and has the potential to go for big scoring nights. He is an incredible driver, mid-range shooter, and long-range sniper which make him an overall terrific scorer.
Norman Powell(since joining Trailblazers): PPG: 17.0 RPG: 3.3 SPG: 1.3
TPG: 1.6 PFP: 36
Powell has given Trailblazers a lot of scoring at the SF position and has capable of going for 20 points+ nights. He will play an integral role as the third option on offense.
Aaron Gordon(Since joining Nuggets): PPG: 10.2 RPG: 4.7 TPG: 1.2
While Gordon’s production has been down since he joined the Nuggets, his athleticism allows him to be an effective player night in and night out.
Jusuf Nurkic: PPG: 11.5 RPG: 9.0 APG: 3.4 BPG: 1.1 SPG: 1.0
TPG: 2.0 PFP: 39
Nurkic struggled with injuries and offensive inconsistencies earlier in the season, but has picked up his game recently and will be a handful to deal with for the Nuggets.
Carmelo Anthony: PPG: 13.4 RPG: 3.1 PFP: 19
Facundo Campazzo: PPG: 6.1 APG: 3.6 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 19
PG: D Lillard(PP), F Campazzo
SG: S Harrison
SF: C Anthony, N Powell
PF: D Jones
C: N Jokic(SP), J Nurkic