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The Nuggets defeated the Hornets behind Murray’s clutch shot, 114-112

The Nuggets defeated the Hornets behind Murray’s clutch shot, 114-112

Friday, March 6, 2020

 

The Charlotte Hornets are hoping to avoid a third straight loss as they host the Denver Nuggets at the Spectrum Center.  They are coming fresh off of a 104-103 loss they took in the hands of the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.  The Nuggets, on the other hand, are trying to recover from a 116-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors, hoping to avoid a second consecutive loss.

This matchup tonight will mark the second and final time that these two ball clubs will meet up this season.  The last time they saw each other was on January 15 when the Nuggets handed the Hornets a 100-86 loss.  During that game, Michael Porter scored 19 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, dished off one assist, committed 2 steals, and blocked one shot while Terry Rozier had 20 points, 3 rebounds, 9 assists, and one steal.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY:

The Hornets and the Nuggets have battled each other a grand total of 59 times in the past as the Nuggets won 30 games while the Hornets grabbed 29 victories.

INACTIVES:

Denver Nuggets:

-Bol Bol (foot)
-Noah Vonleh (ankle; 4.0 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 0.8 APG, 56.2 FG%, 20.0 3P%)
-Vlatko Cancar (coach’s decision; 1.2 PPG, 0.7 RPG, 0.2 APG, 40.0 FG%, 16.7 3P%)
-PJ Dozier (coach’s decision; 4.3 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 40.0 FG%, 25.0 3P%)
-Michael Porter (coach’s decision; 7.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 0.8 APG, 50.4 FG%, 42.9 3P%)
-Keita Bates-Diop (G-League; 6.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.8 APG, 42.8 FG%, 33.0 3P%)
-Troy Daniels (not with team; 4.2 PPG, 1.1 RPG, 0.3 APG, 39.2 FG%, 35.7 3P%)

Charlotte Hornets:

-Devonte Graham (ankle; 17.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 7.5 APG, 37.4 FG%, 36.6 3P%)
-Nicolas Batum (coach’s decision; 3.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 34.6 FG%, 28.6 3P%)
-Bismack Biyombo (coach’s decision; 7.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 0.9 APG, 53.9 FG%)
-Joe Chealey (coach’s decision; 0.7 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.3 APG, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3P%)
-Malik Monk (suspension; 10.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.1 APG, 43.4 FG%, 28.4 3P%)
-Dwayne Bacon (G-League; 5.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.3 APG, 34.8 FG%, 28.4 3P%)
-Kobi Simmons (G-League)
-Ray Spalding (G-League)

GAMETIME:

The Denver Nuggets would have control of things in the first half as they shot fifty-five percent from the field while their defense held the Charlotte Hornets to forty-seven percent.  Paul Millsap chalked up 11 points which included a three-pointer in the first quarter.  He also had 3 rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Maryland-native Will Barton helped out with nine points, five rebounds, and one assist.  Barton’s nine points included a three-pointer in the first period.  Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic combined for 13 points while Harris had three rebounds, one assist, and 2 steals.  Jokic was able to record 5 rebounds, 4 assists, one steal, and one block while Jamal Murray had five points.  Monte Morris played the most minutes off the bench as he had nine points.

On the other end of the court, P.J. Washington dropped 13 points while knocking down 3 three-pointers in the process.  Devonte Graham contributed with nine points while Miles Bridges had six points.  They both had a three-pointer each while Terry Rozier gave six points.  Cody Martin played 14 minutes off the bench but only had two points while the Nuggets went into halftime with a 60-51 lead.

The Hornets came out of the locker room and sparked up a 61-54 run in the second half, shooting fifty-one percent from the field.  During that run, Graham scored 15 more points while knocking down two three-pointers.  Rozier helped out with 13 points while Cody Zeller and P.J. Washington combined for 15 points.

As for the visiting team, Murray put up 13 points while Nikola Jokic gave eight points.  Both Harris and Barton chalked up seven points each while Millsap was held scoreless in the six minutes that he played.

DOWN-TO-THE-WIRE:

With thirty-one seconds remaining, the game would be tied at 112 apiece after a free-throw by Zeller.  After Zeller missed the second of his two free-throws attempted, Will Barton grabbed the rebound, giving the Nuggets the possession.  Before the shot clock expired, Jamal Murray knocked down a fadeaway jumper to give the Nuggets a 114-112 lead with six seconds remaining.

Out of a Hornets’ timeout, Terry Rozier attempted to win the game with a three-point jump shot but missed as the Denver Nuggets held on to defeat the Charlotte Hornets, 114-112.  Jamal Murray finished the game with 18 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and one steal while Devonte Graham had 24 points, one rebound, seven assists, and one steal.

So…what’s next?

The Denver Nuggets will head to Ohio to take on Collin Sexton (20.5 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.9 APG, 46.7 FG%, 38.6 3P%) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-45) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  This will be the second and final time that they meet up this season.  January 11 was the last time they fought each other as the Nuggets fell to the Cavaliers, 111-103.  Sexton finished that game with 25 points, 3 rebounds, and one assist while Jamal Murray had 24 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

The Charlotte Hornets will host James Harden (34.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 7.4 APG, 43.9 FG%, 35.8 3P%) and the Houston Rockets (39-21) on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  This will be the second and final time that they play each other this season.  The last time they saw each other was on February 4 when the Rockets defeated the Hornets, 125-110.  During that game, Harden scored 40 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, gave out 12 assists, committed 3 steals, and blocked one shot while Miles Bridges had 20 points, 15 rebounds, one steal, and one block.

The 76ers snuck away with a 97 to 92 victory over the Nuggets

The 76ers snuck away with a 97 to 92 victory over the Nuggets

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Tonight’s matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers will mark the last game of a tough four-game road trip for the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets lost all but one game on this road trip with their only victory coming against the New York Knicks on December 5. They are coming fresh off a 105-102 loss against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

The 76ers, on the other hand, are hoping to grab a third consecutive win tonight, coming off of a 110-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Tonight’s meeting will mark the second and final matchup against these two teams this season. The last time they battled each other was on November 8 when the Nuggets crept away with a 100-97 win. Nikola Jokic finished that game with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks while Joel Embiid had 19 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY:

The 76ers and the Nuggets have played each other a grand total of 89 times in the past as the Nuggets won 39 games while the 76ers came away with 50 victories.

INACTIVES:

Denver Nuggets:

-Vlatko Cancar (0.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG)
-Jarred Vanderbilt (G-League; 0.0 PPG, 0.7 RPG, 0.3 APG)
-Bol Bol (G-League)
-P.J. Dozier (G-League)

Philadelphia 76ers:

-Zhaire Smith (leg)
-Trey Burke (coach’s decision; 7.1 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 3.4 APG, 43.1 FG%, 37.5 3P%)
-Shake Milton (coach’s decision; 3.9 PPG, 0.9 RPG, 0.8 APG, 34.3 FG%, 21.1 3P%)
-Kyle O’Quinn (coach’s decision; 3.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.4 APG, 53.5 FG%, 38.5 3P%)
-Norvel Pelle (G-League; 4.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.0 APG, 66.7 FG%)
-Marial Shayok (G-League)
-Jonah Bolden (1.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 100.0 FG%)

GAMETIME:
The game would be competitive in the first half as the 76ers shot forty-four percent from the field while the Denver team shot forty percent. Joel Embiid scored 14 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists, and one block. Tobias Harris helped out with ten points which included a three-pointer early in the second period.

The 2017-2018 Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons chalked up seven points while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists. Both Al Horford and Josh Richardson were held scoreless but Horford was able to record four rebounds. Furkan Korkmaz played the most minutes off the bench but scored only six points.

On the other end of the court, Will Barton put up 15 points while knocking down a three-pointer. He also had three rebounds, three assists, a steal, and 2 blocks while Gary Harris earned himself eight points. Paul Millsap and Jokic Nikola combined for ten points while Jamal Murray was held scoreless. Monte Morris played 14 minutes off the bench but only had five points while 76ers went into halftime with a slim 55-50 lead.

The contest would remain competitive in the second half as both teams scored 42 points each. Both Barton and Jokic had eleven points each while Barton collected four rebounds, four assists, and one steal. Jokic recorded three rebounds and five assists while both of them had a three-pointer each.

Gary Harris helped out with six points and three assists while Paul Millsap had four points. Michigan-native Monte Morris played 16 minutes off the bench but only had two points, which he earned in the third quarter.

As for the Pennsylvania ball club, Horford and Harris combined for 21 points while they had a three-pointer each. Horford was able to grab five rebounds and record an assist and steal while Harris had five rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block. Simmons was kept scoreless but it wouldn’t matter as the 76ers crept away with a 97-92 victory. Joel Embiid finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, a season-high-tying six assists, 2 steals, and a block. Will Barton settled for a season-high 36 points, along with 7 rebounds, 7 assists, a season-high-tying two steals, and two blocks.

So…what’s next?

The Denver Nuggets will host Damian Lillard (26.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 7.4 APG, 44.3 FG%, 35.0 3P%) and the Portland Trail Blazers (9-15) on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. This will mark the second of four times that these two ball clubs will meet up this season. The last time they saw each other was on October 23 when the Trail Blazers fell to the Nuggets, 108-100. Nikola Jokic finished that game with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 assists while Damian Lillard had 32 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and one steal.

The Philadelphia 76ers will head up north to battle Kemba Walker (21.8 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 5.1 APG, 42.0 FG%, 40.3 3P%) and the Boston Celtics (17-5) on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. This will be the second of four times that these see each other this season. October 23 was the last time they played each other as the 76ers handed the Celtics a 107-93 loss. During that game, Ben Simmons scored 24 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and dished out nine assists while Gordon Hayward had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.