Game #52 Preview | Denver Nuggets

Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT

Location: Pepsi Center (Denver, CO)

Television: TNT, FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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The Thunder saw their eight-game winning streak come to a screeching halt in an ugly 102-96 loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, but Oklahoma City looks to get back on track against the Nuggets in Denver tonight. The Thunder is still learning to live without Andre Roberson, who is out for the season after rupturing his left patellar tendon, and the with trade deadline a week away, there is no telling what could happen between now and then.

The Denver Nuggets have been an up and down team this season, dealing with injuries of their own. All-Star Paul Millsap, in his first season with the Nuggets, went out with a broken left wrist early in the season, and Nikola Jokic has had to sit out at different times, but for the most part, the Nuggets have skated by and managed to stay above .500 and in playoff contention.

Tonight’s Northwest Division matchup could very well have playoff-seeding implications by the end of the season, and both teams could use the win to bolster their spot.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams


  • PG: Jamal Murray
  • SG: Gary Harris
  • SF: Will Barton
  • PF: Darrell Arthur
  • C: Nikola Jokic



  • Andre Roberson (ruptured left patellar tendon) is OUT.


  • Paul Millsap (left wrist ligament injury) is OUT.
  • Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) is OUT.
  • Tyler Lydon (left knee surgery) is OUT.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 21-16 against the Nuggets (14-6 at home, 7-10 on the road).
  • In nine seasons, the Thunder has won the season series with the Nuggets six times and lost it three times.
  • The Thunder is 1-1 against the Nuggets so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-1 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 10 of the last 12 games against the Nuggets but have lost two of the last three.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City most recently lost to the Washington Wizards but had won the eight game prior to that. Denver has lost two games in a row.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-2 in the last 10 games, while Denver is 5-5.
  • Oklahoma City is 11-14 on the road, while Denver is 19-7 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 5-7 against the Northwest Division, while Denver is 5-6.
  • Oklahoma City is 15-13 against the Western Conference, while Denver is 16-17.
  • Oklahoma City is 17-13 in games coming off one day of rest, while Denver is 16-13 in the same situation.

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Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

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