New York puts road win streak on the line against Denver

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

New York Knicks (41-27, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (48-21, second in the Western Conference)

Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: New York will try to keep its five-game road win streak intact when the Knicks take on Denver.

The Nuggets are 27-6 in home games. Denver ranks second in the Western Conference with 29.2 assists per game led by Nikola Jokic averaging 9.0.

The Knicks are 19-14 on the road. New York is the leader in the Eastern Conference allowing only 107.9 points per game while holding opponents to 46.7% shooting.

The Nuggets average 11.5 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.2 fewer makes per game than the Knicks give up (12.7). The Knicks average 112.0 points per game, 1.8 more than the 110.2 the Nuggets give up.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Jan. 26 the Knicks won 122-84 led by 26 points from OG Anunoby, while Jokic scored 31 points for the Nuggets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 16.9 points and seven rebounds for the Nuggets. Jokic is averaging 26.5 points over the last 10 games.

Jalen Brunson is averaging 27.6 points and 6.4 assists for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 3.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 8-2, averaging 115.3 points, 42.5 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.0 points per game.

Knicks: 6-4, averaging 99.7 points, 47.1 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 96.7 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee), Zeke Nnaji: day to day (back).

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.