Fixture: Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets
Date & Time: Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:00 PM ET (Saturday, 02:00 AM GMT)
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver
Boston Celtics have suffered two heartbreaking defeats in the last three games. They had lost by one point against Phoenix Suns before losing in overtime to Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
Jason Taytum finished as the highest scorer for them in the loss with 30 points, and also grabbed six rebounds to add to it. The 21-year old has started the season in an impressive fashion and is averaging career-high numbers in 20.9 points and 7.4 rebounds having played 14 games.
Despite the two losses in the last three games, the Celtics sit second in the Eastern conference with an impressive win-loss record of 11-3, averaging almost 111 points per game.
Like Celtics, the team from Denver also stand second in their conference with a win-loss record of 10-3. In their last game, their defence managed to restrict James Harden00- who was coming on the back of consecutive 40+ points games – to 27 points. They have won their last three games and seven out of the last 10.
In their last game against the Rockets, Nikola Jokic seemed to have finally found his self. He registered 27 points, four assists and 12 rebounds in the 105-95 win. Jokic is averaging a near-double-double of 17.2 points, 9 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game
The Nuggets look a dangerous side and they are certainly one of the teams to look out for.
Injury updates & team news-
Gary Harris, Will Barton and Paul Millsap’s return to the lineup means that Denver do not have anybody in the injury list now. Celtics also do not have any injury concerns coming into the match.
Nuggets predicted starting lineup- Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Nikola Jokic, Will Barton
Celtics predicted starting lineup- Daniel Theis, Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown
The Celtics might be in for another thriller with both teams looking strong. The Nuggets however, after being back to full strength might just have enough to win the game.