Despite an incredible run to the Western Conference finals during the previous campaign, the Nuggets have failed to reach those giddy heights this season. The team currently have a 4-5 record, good for 11th in the West.
The Knicks, on the other hand, have surpassed all expectations and are starting to look like serious contenders to qualify for the 2021 NBA Playoffs. They currently hold a 5-4 record, placing them at 6th in the East.
Team News - Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets may have one solitary player on the sideline ahead of this game, but he's an important one. Michael Porter Jr. was recently directed to follow the league's health and safety protocols by the NBA and will need to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days.
This has been a big blow for the Nuggets, and the team have lacked their usual quality on the offensive end. Given how much they need the 22-year-old, Porter's absence could hold the team back against the New York Knicks.
Team News - New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have a few injury concerns of their own. Obi Toppin, Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., Taj Gibson, and Alec Burks have all been ruled out of the upcoming game. It will be interesting to see how the New York Knicks make up for their shortened rotation in their effort to overcome the Denver Nuggets.
Injured: Obi Toppin, Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., Alec Burks
At what time will the Denver Nuggets vs New York Knicks NBA game commence?
USA: 10th January 2021, 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
INDIA: 11th January 2021, 4:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
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Published 10 Jan 2021, 22:44 IST