Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder host conference foe Denver

Tue, Jan 30, 2024
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Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder host conference foe Denver

Denver Nuggets (33-15, second in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (32-15, third in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets take on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Western Conference action.

The Thunder are 9-3 against the rest of their division. Oklahoma City scores 120.8 points and has outscored opponents by 7.9 points per game.

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The Nuggets are 2-4 against the rest of the division. Denver has a 13-6 record in games decided by 10 or more points.

The 120.8 points per game the Thunder average are 9.9 more points than the Nuggets give up (110.9). The Nuggets are shooting 49.6% from the field, 4.7% higher than the 44.9% the Thunder's opponents have shot this season.

The two teams match up for the fourth time this season. The Thunder defeated the Nuggets 119-93 in their last meeting on Dec. 30. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 40 points, and Jokic led the Nuggets with 19 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.2 steals for the Thunder. Jalen Williams is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

Jokic is averaging 26.3 points, 12.1 rebounds and nine assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 23.1 points over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 6-4, averaging 113.3 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.8 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points per game.

Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 111.1 points, 43.8 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points.

INJURIES: Thunder: None listed.

Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee), Julian Strawther: out (knee).

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

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