Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, and the Denver Nuggets will be taking on the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. As almost all NBA fans should be aware, last season went perfectly for the Nuggets and ended with the team winning the first championship in franchise history.
Although one might assume that the defending champions would start things slow to kick off the 2023-2024 NBA season, they have been playing at an elite level and appear to be continuing from where they left off last season.
At the moment, the Nuggets hold a record of 14 wins and 7 losses. They will be playing against the Clippers, a team that is still trying to find a sense of rhythm and momentum after acquiring James Harden. The Clippers have a record of 9 wins and 10 losses.
As both these teams get ready to face off, fans might be interested in finding out more about the injury reports and starting lineups. A prediction regarding the outcome of this game will also be made.
Jamal Murray is listed as questionable for the Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers game tonight
Nuggets fans will be disappointed to hear that their starting point guard does not look completely healthy for this game. Although Nikola Jokic is undoubtedly the face of the team, Murray’s elite play has been instrumental to the success that the Nuggets have seen in recent times.
Denver Nuggets injury report
- Jamal Murray (questionable)
- Aaron Gordon (probable)
- Vlatko Cancar (out)
Denver Nuggets expected starting lineup
- Reggie Jackson
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
- Aaron Gordon
- Michael Porter Jr.
- Nikola Jokic
Los Angeles Clippers injury report
- Brandon Boston Jr. (out)
- Mason Plumlee (out)
Los Angeles Clippers expected starting lineup
- Terrance Mann
- James Harden
- Kawhi Leonard
- Paul George
- Ivica Zubac
As we can tell, the Denver Nuggets are dealing with far more injuries when compared to the Los Angeles Clippers. Nonetheless, here are the predictions for this game.
The Clippers are slightly favored over the Nuggets tonight
Although the Nuggets currently hold the better record and should be favored to win this game, fans should remember that the Nuggets have already beaten the Clippers twice so far this season. Moreover, they managed to do so once without Jamal Murray or Nikola Jokic on the court.