Denver Nuggets (10-11, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (11-11, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets visit the New York Knicks. Jokic is seventh in the league scoring 25.7 points per game.
The Knicks are 5-7 on their home court. New York ranks seventh in the league shooting 36.4% from downtown, led by Alec Burks shooting 43.4% from 3-point range.
The Nuggets are 3-7 in road games. Denver is third in the Western Conference giving up just 104.1 points while holding opponents to 46.8% shooting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is scoring 19.9 points per game with 10.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Knicks. Burks is averaging 15.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals over the past 10 games for New York.
Jokic is shooting 58.0% and averaging 25.7 points for the Nuggets. Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.7 points over the last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 4-6, averaging 102.2 points, 45.7 rebounds, 20.7 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.9 points per game.
Nuggets: 3-7, averaging 105.6 points, 40.8 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: Nerlens Noel: out (knee), RJ Barrett: out (illness), Jericho Sims: out (illness).
Nuggets: PJ Dozier: out (acl), Bones Hyland: out (health and safety protocols), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Bol Bol: out (health and safety protocols), Austin Rivers: out (health and safety protocols), Jamal Murray: out (knee).
The Associated Press