Fixture: Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets
Date & Time: Saturday November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM ET (10:00 PM GMT)
Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento.
Denver Nuggets are second in the Western Conference- behind the leaders Los Angeles Lakers- with a win-loss record of 13-3. They have so far won four of their five games down the road, which might improve at the end of regular season compared to last season’s 20-21.
The Nuggets have managed a good season so far on the back of a strong defence. They own the top-ranked defensive rating in the league, although their offensive rating ranks 19th.
The Kings, on the other hand, did not start the season on such a high note, but have racked up some good wins recently. After a 0-5 start to the season, the Kings have now improved their record to a 7-10, and are placed ninth in the Western Conference.
They have lost their last two games, and would want to get back to winning, but won’t be straight forward against a strong looking Denver side.
Injury updates & team news-
Predicted starting line up: Buddy Hield, Cory Joseph, Richaun Holmes, Nemanja Vjelica, Harrison Barnes
Injuries: Bol Bol (foot)- day-to-day, Vlatko Cancar (illness)- day-to-day
Predicted starting line up: Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic
In absence of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield has been doing a good job for the Kings. He returned 22 points in the previous game against the 76ers and can do well against the Nuggets.
For the Nuggets, the team as a whole has been performing well. In their last win over the Wizards, Denver was led in scoring by Nikola Jokic. Jokic recorded a double-double, scoring 20 points and pulling down 20 rebounds. Jerami Grant also added 20 points in the game.
The Kings, who depend a lot on three pointers for scoring, will be up against one of the best defensive team in the league and a positive result for the Kings looks highly unlikely.