Dallas Mavericks (15-13) vs Denver Nuggets (20-9) Live | NBA Basketball on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm in Pepsi Center
The Denver Nuggets are embarking on their 30th game as owners of the best record in the Western Conference. Denver is trying to win for the eleventh time in the last 13 games by hosting the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
The Nuggets won Sunday’s 95-86 victory over the Toronto Raptors, who led the NBA, once again having a good start to the season. “I think maybe that says we’re the best team now,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone told reporters. “There are still a lot of games to come, and I think one of the things we’ve done really well mitigated our own enthusiasm.” The Mavericks have also been surprisingly good, but have lost two consecutive games after winning 12 of their last 15 games. Rookie send Luka Doncic, Dallas, led by 14 losses by 20 points after racking up 28 points and nine assists in a 120-113 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
TV: 9 pm ET, Southwest SW (Dallas), Altitude (Denver)
Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets: Odds Line
Nuggets -4.5 | More / Less than: 207
Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets: News
THE MAVERICKS (15-13):
Veteran striker Dirk Nowitzki returned from an ankle operation. But he only played 14 minutes in his first two appearances. Your plan is to slowly increase your minutes to regain your form. The 40-year-old played eight minutes against Sacramento after receiving six minutes in his first game against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. “It was definitely a step forward,” Nowitzki told reporters after Sunday’s game. “I played a few more minutes. This is my thought that my wind was a bit better. I am moving in the right direction. But we’ve been 0-2 since I came back, we lost two tough games, we thought we should have played two games, so it’s frustrating “.
THE NUGGETS (20-9):
The center of the stars, Nikola Jokic, has scored at least 24 points in the last four games and averages 25.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.5 interceptions in the sequence. At age 23, Gary Harris (hip) and Paul Millsap (toe) are absent, while powerful swinger Will Barton absent for almost two months. “He’s doing what he’s supposed to do,” Malone told Jokic reporters. “He is our franchise player, we committed to him. Also, we believe in him, he is the future of this team, whether we have players or a complete list, we expect a lot from Nikola.”
Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets: Betting
- The Nuggets have triumphed in four consecutive home games against the Mavericks.
- Dennis Smith Jr. (Doll) of Dallas PG will likely miss for the sixth time in the last seven games, while GJJ. Barea (ankle) tries to return after two missing games.
- The Denver replacement, PG Monte Morris, scored twice in six consecutive games and averaged 13.5 points during the eperiod.
Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets: Prediction
Nuggets 105, Mavericks 99