Denver Nuggets NBA Schedule 2021-22: Key Fixtures Against the Lakers, Suns, and More

Published 10/12/2021, 11:40 PM EDT
Jun 7, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and forward Aaron Gordon (50) react as they leave the game against the Phoenix Suns in the fourth quarter during game one in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The Denver Nuggets were one of those unfortunate teams that lost their playoff 2021 series largely because of a key injury. Without Jamal Murray, their MVP Nikola Jokic could only do so much. In fact, their offense was so weak that they lost the conference semis 0-4 to the Suns.

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This off-season, the Nuggets welcomed Jeff Green into their squad as a lethal weapon from beyond the arc. Plus, the re-signing of Marcus Howard and the max extension of Michael Porter were other welcoming moves. So a lot is expected of them in the upcoming season.

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The Mile High City’s key fixtures

October 20 vs Suns: The Nuggets will begin their campaign against the same side that irritated them with the “Suns in Four” chants during the playoffs. Everyone remembers the tension between the opposing fans and also that face-off between Nikola Jokic and Devin Booker that broke out during Game 4. Given all the history, their game will be a must-watch.

The Nuggets do not have a game on the Christmas eve and in fact they have a fairly easy first month. They’d want Jamal Murray (who got injured on April 12) to complete his ACL rehab as soon as possible to stay amongst the Top 4 in WC.

January 15 vs Lakers: Although the Nuggets will end their season against the Lakers, their first clash will be three months after the season starts. Just in case Anthony Davis gets to start as a center, it will be great to see him weighing against Joker.

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Feb 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) motions as he brings the ball up court in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 20 10:00 PMSunsJan 21 9:00 PMGrizzlies
Oct 22 9:00 PMSpursJan 23 8:00 PMPistons
Oct 25 9:00 PMCavaliersJan 25 7:00 PMPistons
Oct 26 10:00 PMJazzJan 26 8:00 PMPelicans
Oct 29 10:00 PMMavericksJan 30 7:00 PMBucks
Oct 30 9:00 PMWolvesFeb 1 8:00 PMWolves
Nov 1 8:00 PMGrizzliesFeb 2 10:00 PMJazz
Nov 3 8:00 PMGrizzliesFeb 4 10:00 PMPelicans
Nov 6 5:00 PMRocketsFeb 6 3:30 PMNets
Nov 8 9:00 PMHeatFeb 8 9:00 PMKnicks
Nov 10 9:00 PMPacersFeb 11 7:30 PMCeltics
Nov 12 9:00 PMHawksFeb 12 7:30 PMRaptors
Nov 14 8:00 PMBlazersFeb 14 9:00 PMMagic
Nov 15 8:00 PMMavericksFeb 16 10:00 PMGSW
Nov 18 9:00 PMSixersFeb 24 10:00 PMKings
Nov 19 9:00 PMBullsFeb 26 9:00 PMKings
Nov 21 8:00 PMSunsFeb 27 9:00 PMBlazers
Nov 23 10:00 PMBlazersMar 2 9:00 PMOKC
Nov 26 9:00 PMBucksMar 4 9:00 PMRockets
Nov 29 7:30 PMHeatMar 6 10:00 PMPelicans
Dec 1 7:00 PMMagicMar 9 10:00 PMKings
Dec 4 1:00 PMKnicksMar 10 10:00 PMGSW
Dec 6 8:00 PMBullsMar 12 10:00 PMRaptors
Dec 8 8:00 PMPelicansMar 14 8:00 PMSixers
Dec 9 8:30 PMSpursMar 16 7:00 PMWizards
Dec 11 8:30 PMSpursMar 18 7:30 PMCavaliers
Dec 13 9:00 PMWizardsMar 20 8:00 PMCeltics
Dec 15 09:00 AMWolvesMar 22 10:00 PMClippers
Dec 17 7:30 PMHawksMar 24 9:00 PMSuns
Dec 19 7:30 PMNetsMar 26 9:00 PMOKC
Dec 22 8:00 PMOKCMar 28 7:00 PMHornets
Dec 23 9:00 PMHornetsMar 30 7:00 PMPacers
Dec 26 9:00 PMClippersMar 1 9:00 PMWolves
Dec 28 10:00 PMGSWApr 3 3:30 PMLakers
Dec 30 9:30 PMGSWApr 5 9:00 PMSpurs
Jan 1 8:00 PMRocketsApr 7 9:00 PMGrizzlies
Jan 3 8:30 PMMavericksApr 10 TBDLakers
Jan 5 10:00 PMJazz
Jan 7 9:00 PMKings
Jan 9 7:00 PMOKC
Jan 11 10:30 PMClippers
Jan 13 10:00 PMBlazers
Jan 15 9:00 PMLakers
Jan 16 8:00 PMJazz
Jan 19 10:00 PMClippers

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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