Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Northwest Division106.1 (2nd)105.6 (5th)
Western Conference7th8th
NBA12th14th

Schedule

Sat Dec 30
L 102 - 107PHI
RECAP
Wed Jan 3
W 134 - 111PHO
RECAP
Fri Jan 5
W 99 - 91UTA
RECAP
Sat Jan 6
L 98 - 106@SAC
RECAP
Mon Jan 8
L 114 - 124@GS
RECAP
Wed Jan 10
L 97 - 110ATL
RECAP
Fri Jan 12
W 87 - 78MEM
RECAP
Sat Jan 13
L 80 - 112@SA
RECAP
Tue Jan 16
W 105 - 102DAL
RECAP
Wed Jan 17
L 104 - 109@LAC
RECAP
Fri Jan 19
9:00 pm ET
PHO
Mon Jan 22
9:00 pm ET
POR
Thu Jan 25
9:00 pm ET
NY
Sat Jan 27
9:00 pm ET
DAL
Mon Jan 29
9:00 pm ET
NBAtBOS
Tue Jan 30
8:30 pm ET
@SA
Thu Feb 1
10:30 pm ET
TNTOKC
Sat Feb 3
9:00 pm ET
GS
Mon Feb 5
9:00 pm ET
CHA
Fri Feb 9
8:00 pm ET
@HOU

Standings

WEST
Northwest
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Minnesota23-729-18
Oklahoma City15-1325-20
Portland12-1324-21
Denver14-1523-22
Utah10-1418-26
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Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Doubtful for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Suns, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.

Murray continues to work his way through the NBA's concussion protocol, but is unlikely to make it back in time for Friday's contest. Look for a final update following Friday's morning shootaround, but as it currently stands, he should be missing a second straight game. In his place Wednesday vs. the Clippers, Will Barton (35 minutes) drew the start, while the likes of Emmanuel Mudiay (15 minutes), Richard Jefferson (15 minutes) and Malik Beasley (10 minutes) all saw added run off the bench.

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Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay: Co-leads bench in Wednesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mudiay tallied 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block across 15 minutes in Wednesday's 109-104 loss to the Clippers.

Fellow point guard Jamal Murray's absence due to a concussion afforded Mudiay an increasingly rare opportunity, and the third-year forward put it to good use. Mudiay averaged nearly a shot attempt per minute on the floor in what was his largest allotment of playing time since Dec. 13. Despite the reemergence Wednesday, the 21-year-old's fantasy prospects remain rather bleak for the moment, as he'd logged a DNP-CD in six of the prior seven contests and just six minutes in the one game during that stretch in which he saw the floor. However, if Murray does remain sidelined Friday against the Suns, Mudiay is likely to see at least a modest amount of run off the bench once again.

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Nuggets' Mason Plumlee: Double-doubles in Wednesday start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plumlee generated 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 FT), 14 rebounds, three steals and two assists across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 109-104 loss to the Clippers.

Plumlee had been limited to 14 minutes off the bench Tuesday as he worked through an abdominal injury, so his ability to play a full allotment of playing time was certainly encouraging. The 27-year-old's scoring and rebounding totals were both season highs, and the point tally was his first in double digits since Jan. 8. Plumlee continues to turn in consistently strong work on the glass irrespective of his scoring fluctuations, as he's hauled in at least eight rebounds in five of nine January contests. The five-year veteran projects to continue seeing starts at power forward while Paul Millsap (wrist) remains sidelined, an absence that's expected to endure until sometime after the All-Star break.

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Nuggets' Will Barton: Solid in Wednesday spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton supplied 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 109-104 loss to the Clippers.

Barton drew the start at point guard with Jamal Murray (concussion) sidelined, and he did a largely solid job in the latter's absence. However, he also committed a back-breaking turnover, as he had the ball stolen by the Clippers' Sindarius Thornwell with under two seconds remaining and the Nuggets trailing by a 106-104 score. Barton has posted double-digit scoring in nine of the last 11 contests and is averaging a solid 13.6 points across 30.8 minutes in nine January games. Barton could be in line for another start if Murray is forced to sit out Friday's matchup against the Suns.

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Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Cold from distance in Wednesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jokic tallied 18 points (7-18 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 109-104 loss to the Clippers.

The big man still turned in a solid fantasy line overall, but his night could have been much bigger had he been a bit more accurate from behind the arc. Jokic is now just 1-for-10 from long range over the last two games, and he's shot under 40.0 percent in five of nine January contests overall. The third-year pro continues to make up for any shooting struggles on the glass, however, as he's hauled in no less than seven and as many as 18 rebounds in each game during the current month.

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2017-18 Team Leaders
PPGGary Harris, SG17.2
RPGNikola Jokic, C10.2
APGNikola Jokic, C5
FG%Gary Harris, SG49.7
FT%Jamal Murray, PG91.7
3P%Trey Lyles, PF42.4
BLOCKSMason Plumlee, C49
STEALSGary Harris, SG81
MPGGary Harris, SG34.9
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