DEN vs WAS Dream11: It's an interconference matchup in the NBA as the Denver Nuggets host the Washington Wizards in the NBA 2019-20 regular-season at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets have a five-game winning run behind them and will look to stretch it in front of the home support. The Wizards, on the other hand, suffered defeat in the last game, hardly an ideal before the four-game road trip against tough opponents.
There are quite a numbers of teams this season who can win the ultimate crown, or at least, has in them to go deep in the postseason. The Nuggets are certainly one of those teams. And Michael Malone's men are justifying the tag and expectations as the Nuggets currently boast the 2nd best record in the Western Conference with 12-3 return, and 3rd best across both the conferences. Following a 116-104 win over the Phoenix Suns, the Nuggets are now on a five-game winning run.
The Wizards are outside the playoff positions heading into this game. The team lack all-star power beyond Bradley Beal's name, and it could ultimately cost the team a tilt at the playoff. They have 5 wins and 9 defeats on the season. The visitors suffered a 106-113 defeat at home against the Sacramento Kings.
This will be the 91st encounter between these two teams, and it's Nuggets who edge Wizards in the head-to-head games with 52 wins against 38 defeats.
Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Washington Wizards
Match Timing: November 27, @07:30 AM
Venue: Pepsi Center
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Nikola Jokic: The Serbian is definitely the best player playing for the Nuggets these days, Though, he is yet to play at the level he showed the cane on a remarkably consistent basis, still, Nuggets' big man is doing more than enough to help the team record some wins. Maybe, he is saving his energy for the post-season.
Bradley Beal: Wizards' superstar player is leading the charge for the team this season with a team-high average of 29.6 points per game. Incredible numbers. He will be a threat for the Nuggets all day long.
Jamal Murray: He is leading the scoring chart for the Nuggets in the early going and is more than capable of continuing that. The22-year-old is averaging 18.9 points per game this season.
Will Barton, Paul Millsap and Garry Harris, all are averaging in the double-digits for the Nuggets.
While the Wizards have the likes of Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans and Rui Hachumira to count on as sidekicks to Beal.
Denver Nuggets: Clean bill of health for the hosts. No player is expected to miss the game for the Nuggets due to injury issues.
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
Washington Wizards team news: John Wall remains a long-term injury absentee for the Wizards. He is recovering from an Achilles Tendon injury and is yet to feature this season.
In addition, Ian Mahinmi is also down with an Achilles Tendon injury and is set to sit out this game.
Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant, Dāvis Bertāns, Rui Hachimura, Moritz Wagner, Ish Smith, Isaiah Thomas, Troy Brown Jr., C.J. Miles, Isaac Bonga, Jordan McRae, Admiral Schofield, Justin Robinson, Chris Chiozza, Garrison Mathews
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PF: Will Barton
SF: Paul Millsap
C: Nikola Jokic
PG: Jamal Murray
SG: Gary Harris
PF: Rui Hachimura
SF: Troy Brown
C: Thomas Bryant
PG: Bradley Beal
SG: Isaiah Thomas
Denver Nuggets: Monte Morris, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, Michael Porter Jr., Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig
Washington Wizards: Davis Bertans, Jordan McRae, Ish Smith, Moritz Wagner, CJ Miles, Isaac Bonga, Justin Robinson, Admiral Schofield
Denver Nuggets at the moment are just too hot to handle for any team. They will start this game as favourites.