Jokic, Nuggets square off against the Spurs

Mon, Apr 1, 2024
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Jokic, Nuggets square off against the Spurs

San Antonio Spurs (18-57, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (52-23, second in the Western Conference)

Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The San Antonio Spurs visit Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in Western Conference play Tuesday.

The Nuggets are 29-17 in conference games. Denver has a 6-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Spurs have gone 11-35 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio has a 9-36 record against opponents above .500.

The Nuggets average 11.5 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.4 fewer makes per game than the Spurs allow (12.9). The Spurs average 112.2 points per game, 2.4 more than the 109.8 the Nuggets give up to opponents.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Nuggets won the last matchup 117-106 on March 16. Jokic scored 31 points to help lead the Nuggets to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is averaging 26.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and nine assists for the Nuggets. Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 13.8 points over the last 10 games.

Victor Wembanyama is scoring 21.2 points per game and averaging 10.5 rebounds for the Spurs. Tre Jones is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 111.7 points, 44.3 rebounds, 29.6 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.3 points per game.

Spurs: 4-6, averaging 110.4 points, 44.6 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.4 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee), Jamal Murray: out (ankle), Zeke Nnaji: out (back).

Spurs: Jeremy Sochan: out (ankle), Devin Vassell: out (foot), Keldon Johnson: out (foot), Dominick Barlow: out (knee), Charles Bassey: out for season (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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