Denver faces New York for non-conference showdown
Fri, Mar 17, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Denver Nuggets (47-23, first in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (41-30, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Denver Nuggets visit the New York Knicks in a non-conference matchup.
The Knicks have gone 19-16 in home games. New York is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 115.1 points while shooting 46.5% from the field.
The Nuggets are 17-17 on the road. Denver is seventh in the NBA scoring 116.9 points per game while shooting 50.8%.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The Knicks won the last meeting 106-103 on Nov. 17. Julius Randle scored 34 points to help lead the Knicks to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Randle is averaging 25.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 21.1 points over the last 10 games for New York.
Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 9.9 assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 7-3, averaging 118.4 points, 48.1 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 5.9 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points per game.
Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 115.7 points, 44.0 rebounds, 29.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.0 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: Jalen Brunson: day to day (foot).
Nuggets: Collin Gillespie: out (leg), Zeke Nnaji: out (shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.