The Denver Nuggets will face off against the LA Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday, January 11. Both teams met once earlier this season. The Nuggets prevailed on that occasion, courtesy of a brilliant performance from Nikola Jokic.
Denver are coming into their latest clash with the Clippers off a win over the OKC Thunder. It was a close-fought game, but the Nuggets pulled off the win to put an end to their two-game losing streak. They will hope to continue that momentum in their matchup against the Clippers, and put in a good performance in this road game.
Meanwhile, the Clippers themselves come into this game after a brilliant win over the Hawks. Amir Coffey had a big game, scoring 21 points. He will be keen to replicate that performance against the Nuggets. A win in this game will help the Clippers get back to .500 on the season.
Denver Nuggets Injury Report
Jamal Murray, Vlatko Cancar, Michael Porter Jr. and PJ Dozier are indefinitely out for the Nuggets. To add to their woes, the team has also reported starter Will Barton and Markus Howard to be out of this game due to safety protocols and a left knee injury respectively.
LA Clippers Injury Report
The LA Clippers have reported Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Jason Preston to be indefinitely out due to injuries. Justice Winslow and Luke Kennard have been ruled out after they entered the league's health and safety protocols. Center Isaiah Hartenstein has been ruled out of action for a while after he suffered a left ankle sprain.
Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers: Predicted Starting Lineups
The Denver Nuggets are coming into this game against the Clippers, hoping to continue with the lineup that has given them success this season. Their only big change will be Will Barton, who has entered the league's health and safety protocols.
In his absence, Monte Morris will likely start in the backcourt with Facundo Compazzo. The frontcourt should have Aaron Gordan and Jeff Green, both of whom have done a good job defensively for the team. Nikola Jokic should keep his position as the center of the team.
The LA Clippers will most likely start veteran Reggie Jackson in the backcourt with the talented Amir Coffey. Nicolas Batum should take his position in the frontcourt with 32-year-old Marcus Morris Sr.
Morris has been performing extremely well, and will be confident of delivering another big performance on Tuesday. Ivica Zubac should start this game as the center.
Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers: Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard - Monte Morris; Shooting Guard - Facundo Compazzo; Small Forward - Aaron Gordon; Power Forward - Jeff Green; Center - Nikola Jokic.
Point Guard - Reggie Jackson; Shooting Guard - Amir Coffey; Small Forward - Nicolas Batum; Power Forward- Marcus Morris Sr.; Center- Ivica Zubac.