The Denver Nuggets, who are the third seed in the Western Conference, take on the San Antonio Spurs, who are currently in the tenth spot.
The Denver Nuggets are just 1.5 games behind the second-placed LA Clippers and will hope to close the gap with another win. The San Antonio Spurs, on the other hand, would like to put previous losses behind them as they aim for the play-in tournament.
The Denver Nuggets seemed like they were out of options when three of their starting five – Jamal Murray, Will Barton, and Gary Harris – were unable to play due to injuries. Their loss to Miami reflected their lack of depth without their stars.
But it was Nikola Jokic who silenced all critics with an unstoppable performance in their victory over the Thunder. Jokic dominated the game with 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Michael Porter Jr. had a career-high 37 points in their overtime victory.
With useful contributions from Paul Millsap and Monte Morris, the Denver Nuggets finally managed to get a win. While they eagerly await the return of their starters, they are far from powerless without them. Jokic has been a monster and Michael Porter Jr. has finally shown us what he is capable of. Their contributions will be key in the upcoming game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Nikola Jokic has shown us time and again why he should be considered one of the most dominant players in the league. With his 30 point triple-double, he put the league on notice.
The MVP-caliber Jokic has arrived in the NBA bubble, and the Denver Nuggets look extremely dangerous with Jokic leading the way. The center is definitely making a strong case for the most dominant in his position in the league.
Jokic’s playmaking and scoring will be key in their upcoming game against the San Antonio Spurs. His defensive skills will also be crucial if the Denver Nuggets are to claim victory on Wednesday.
The San Antonio Spurs have exceeded expectations in the NBA bubble so far. Without LaMarcus Aldridge, they had been written off before the season restarted, but they came up with a convincing 129-120 win against the Sacramento Kings. However, despite an excellent performance, they did come up short against the Philadelphia 76ers.
DeMar DeRozan has been absolute lights out in these two games, scoring 27 and 30 points. Derrick White has been excellent with two 20-point games. The San Antonio Spurs bench has also been firing, with Rudy Gay providing some excellent production. The San Antonio Spurs are not yet out of playoff contention. They are currently the tenth seed and just two games behind the eighth-seeded San Antonio Spurs. With a victory against the Denver Nuggets, they can make a case for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs.