Denver Nuggets will eye its third consecutive win when Philadelphia 76ers come to the town for a regular-season matchup at Pepsi Centre. Nuggets won their last two games against Orlando Magic and Miami Heat and sit 3rd in the Western Conference, while the Sixers will look to avoid its 3rd straight defeat.
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone was all praise about his team’s efforts in the game against Miami heat which they won 109-89 at Pepsi Center.
“I thought our defence tonight was fantastic,” Malone told reporters. “I gave our guys the morning off in hopes that we would have great energy tonight and I think, for the most part, we did,” Malone said.
Different tune indeed from the last week when he lambasted his players following an unexpected 122-107 defeat at New Orleans Pelicans.
Meanwhile, the Sixers are starting at the possibility of three consecutive defeats and their chances of stopping the two-game skid have been depleted even further as Ben Simmons is set to miss the game.
Teams: Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: November 08, 07:30 AM
Venue: Pepsi Center
Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers team news:
Paul Millsap exited the game against Miami Heat after just 17 minutes die to face laceration. The Nuggets are yet to release a statement about the availability of Millsap for the game against Sixers so consider him as questionable.
Will Barton also suffered a head injury in the game against Heat. He is also questionable for the next match as is Gary Harris who picked up a left ankle sprain in the same game.
Philadelphia 76ers have been dealt a huge blow after it was confirmed that superstar Ben Simmons will miss at least three games due to a shoulder injury. The Australian lasted just 10 minutes against Utah Jazz after suffering a sprained shoulder. The 23-year-old point guard joins Shake Milton (ankle injury) on the sidelines.
Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers probable five:
Denver Nuggets: Will Barton, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Gary Harris
Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris, Al Horford, Joel Embiid, Josh Richardson, Mike Scott
DEN vs PHI DREAM11 teams:
PG: J Murray
SG: M Thybulle
SF: T Harris
PF: A Horford, M Scott, P Millsap
C: J Embiid (SP), M Plumlee
PG: M Morris
SG: J Richardson, G Harris
SF: T Harris
PF: A Horford, T Craig, P Millsap
C: J Embiid (SP)