Nuggets vs Clippers: Injury Updates, Team News, Match Preview & Predictions

Match details

Fixture: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers

Date & Time: Sunday, January 12, 2019, 8:00 PM ET (Monday, 2:45 AM GMT)

Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado.

Preview

Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets face off on Sunday in what will be a quest for second place in the Western Conference. In their last five games, the Nuggets have registered impressive victories over Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers, but also have rather disappointing losses against Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Nuggets are currently third in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 26-12 in the season.

The Clippers, after conceding a shocking 140 points to Memphis Grizzlies,  came back to win against New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors. The disappointing part, however, during this time, would be the loss of Paul George. He is now reported to be out for at least two more games. The Clippers have won four out of their last five games overall with four of those occurring on their home floor and the game against at Denver would be their first road trip after four games.  With a win more than the Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers are currently second in the Western Conference.

Injury updates & team news

Denver Nuggets-

Injuries: Paul Millisap (Knee)- Out, Bol Bol (Foot)- Out

Expected starting line-up: Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton III, Jerami Grant and Nikola Jokic

Los Angeles Clippers-

Injuries: JaMychal Green (Knee contusion)- Questionable, Paul George (Hamstring)- Out

Expected starting line-up: Landry Shamet, Patrick Beverley, Maurice Harkless, Kawhi Leonard, Ivan Zubac

Predictions

Sunday’s game is expected to be as close as their position in the league table. On a two-game winning streak, the Clippers might find it difficult to fill in for the absence of  Paul George on both ends of the court. Denver’s defence might win them one more game on Sunday.

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Saketh Kandadai