Date and time: Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:30 pm E.T.
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Last game results
Denver Nuggets (40-18): 115-98 win against the Detroit Pistons (25 February 2020)
Los Angeles Clippers (39-19): 102-92 win against the Phoenix Suns (26 February 2020)
Denver Nuggets preview
The Denver Nuggets have again played consistently good basketball this season. They have a great defensive team and they make it tough for their opponents to score.
The Nuggets have a 40-18 record and are the second best team in the Western Conference. They are also great in sharing the workload, and feature among the top 5 in the NBA in assists per game.
Key player - Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic has become one of the front runners for the NBA MVP award despite a very slow start to the season. He is also the best passing big man in the league.
Jokic is averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists per game on 53% shooting from the floor. He will be looking to have a big game against the Clippers.
Nuggets predicted lineup
Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic
Los Angeles Clippers preview
The Los Angeles Clippers have a great team to stay the least. They have struggled a bit because of injuries, but have by and large played very good basketball.
The Clippers have a 39-19 record and are the 3rd best team in the Western Conference. They won their last match easily against the Phoenix Suns.
Key player - Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard has been playing at the top of his game over the past couple of months. He has been consistently scoring 30+ points per game and has even entered the MVP conversation.
Leonard is averaging 27.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game for the Clippers. He has also been great on the defensive end of the floor.
Clippers predicted lineup
Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr., Ivica Zubac
Nuggets vs Clippers Match Prediction
Nuggets vs Clippers promises to be an intriguing encounter. The Nuggets were the second best team in the West last season and have the second best record again this season. The Clippers on their part have a very good team and are just a game behind the Nuggets.
I predict the Nuggets to win in a tight match against the Clippers.
Where to watch Nuggets vs Clippers?
This Western Conference match-up can be seen on Altitude, FOX Sports West, or you can stream it live online with NBA League Pass.Published 28 Feb 2020, 16:51 IST