Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers Pick
The Denver Nuggets weren’t able to contain the versatile Sixers offense in their first meeting. The Denver defense isn’t going to be able match Philadelphia’s firepower.
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Nuggets vs 76ers Predictions
Head-to-Head: Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers
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Michael Malone Head Coach Doc Rivers 40-28 (6th in West) Standing 41-25 (3rd in East) L-L-W-W Form W-L-W-L 113.2 (7th of 30) Off Rtg 112.1 (15th of 30) 110.6 (13th of 30) Def Rtg 110.1 (10th of 30) 97.7 (19th of 30) Pace 96.1 (28th of 30) Leaders (Per Game)
N. Jokic (26.1) PPG J. Embiid (29.7) N. Jokic (13.8) RPG J. Embiid (11.2) N. Jokic (8.1) APG J. Harden (11.2) N. Jokic (1.3) SPG M. Thybulle (1.7) N. Jokic (0.8) BPG J. Embiid (1.4) N. Jokic (.573)/N. Jokic (9.9) FG%/FGM D. Jordan (.571)/J. Embiid (9.3) Z. Nnaji (.587)/W. Barton (2.2) 3P%/3PM J. Harden (.444)/J. Harden (2.7)
Player Team Date Status Info Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets 22 Jul 2022 Out (Knee) Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and there is no timetable for his return. Vlatko Cancar Denver Nuggets 7 Jan 2022 Out (Foot) Cancar had surgery on his foot and will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks. Michael Porter Jr. Denver Nuggets 27 Feb 2022 Out (Back) Porter Jr. has been cleared for on-court contact and is looking to return in March. Aaron Gordon Denver Nuggets 13 Mar 2022 Day to Day (Foot) Gordon was OUT for Denver’s Saturday (Mar 12) game. Zeke Nnaji Denver Nuggets 13 Mar 2022 Day to Day (Ankle) Nnaji was OUT for Denver’s Saturday (Mar 12) game. Danny Green Philadelphia 76ers 12 Mar 2022 Out (Finger) Green was OUT for Philadelphia’s Sunday (Mar 13) game.
How can the Nuggets beat the Sixers?
The Denver Nuggets are determined to continue their winning streak after last year’s disappointing loss. Denver needs to do more to protect the ball if they are to beat the Sixers.
In their last game, a loss to the Raptors, the Denver Nuggets turned the ball over a whopping 19 times! Denver had the advantage entering the fourth quarter but couldn’t execute the play and made 6 mistakes, leading to the loss.
The Nuggets aren’t excellent in the ball security department, ranking 22nd in the league with 14.4 turnovers per game, so they’ll need to improve on their already low standards. Denver will be able, given that the Sixers do not employ high-pressure defenses, to play in their offensive lines.
Nuggets Key Player: (C) Nikola Jokic
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— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 10, 2022
The Denver Nuggets’ success centers on the production of Nikola Jokic. He was a tremendous performer for the Nuggets, even though he lost, but he failed to deliver when it really mattered.
In the Nuggets’ last game, a loss to the Toronto Raptors, Jokic posted 26 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 blocks. Denver was unfortunate to lose Jokic in the final quarter.
Jokic cannot afford to lose his position at the centre against one of the best players in the league. The Nuggets are in great shape if Jokic is able to keep his production going through the fourth quarter.
How can the Sixers defeat the Nuggets
The Philadelphia 76ers disappointed in their last game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers face a desperate Denver Nuggets team that has all the resources to compete with them on offense.
Despite their win in the last match, the Sixers will face a difficult opponent in the Nuggets. Denver are excellent in the paint, ranking 3rd in field goal percentage (47.6%) and 2nd in two-point field goal percentage (56.8%), mostly due to their ability to efficiently move the ball. To win, the Sixers need to keep pace with the Nuggets’ ball movement. The Sixers are one of the most skilled teams in three-point defense in the league. They will have to prove that their paint protectors can keep up with the Nuggets’ ball movement to win.
Sixers Key Player: (G) James Harden
“there’s a three and that makes @JHarden13 number three all-time in three-point shooting, passing @ReggieMillerTNT.” https://t.co/BVWYjJ2e4L pic.twitter.com/sAjHnOBVWd
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 11, 2022
James Harden has a reputation for not showing up in games the games that matter most. Harden seemed almost invisibly on the court during his loss to the Brooklyn Nets. He will need to produce more against the Denver Nuggets.
In Harden’s loss to his former team, he posted just 11 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals in 28 minutes of play. Not only was he inefficient from the field, shooting just 3 of 17 on the night, he committed 4 turnovers and was a team-low minus-30.
Harden must make an impact at the offensive end if the Sixers are to succeed. The Sixers are very easy to defend at the halfcourt without Harden’s offensive threat.
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How to Watch Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers Information Who Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Where Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania When 7: 30 PM EST, March 14th, 2022 How to Watch ESPN