Avdija leads Washington against Denver after 43-point outing

Wed, Feb 21, 2024
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Avdija leads Washington against Denver after 43-point outing

Washington Wizards (9-45, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (36-19, fourth in the Western Conference)

Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nuggets -15; over/under is 230.5

BOTTOM LINE: Washington plays the Denver Nuggets after Deni Avdija scored 43 points in the Wizards' 133-126 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

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The Nuggets are 21-5 on their home court. Denver ranks second in the Western Conference at limiting opponent scoring, giving up just 110.8 points while holding opponents to 46.9% shooting.

The Wizards are 6-22 on the road. Washington is second in the league scoring 55.4 points per game in the paint led by Kyle Kuzma averaging 10.7.

The Nuggets score 113.9 points per game, 10.0 fewer points than the 123.9 the Wizards allow. The Wizards are shooting 47.4% from the field, 0.5% higher than the 46.9% the Nuggets' opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Nuggets won the last meeting 113-104 on Jan. 21. Nikola Jokic scored 42 points to help lead the Nuggets to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jamal Murray is scoring 20.5 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Nuggets. Jokic is averaging 22.9 points and 11.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.

Kuzma is averaging 21.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Wizards. Corey Kispert is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 105.3 points, 44.6 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points per game.

Wizards: 2-8, averaging 113.7 points, 43.7 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.3 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: day to day (hamstring), Jamal Murray: day to day (tibias), Hunter Tyson: day to day (finger).

Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out (hip), Kyle Kuzma: day to day (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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