Denver and Los Angeles meet for the first time this season, with the Nuggets favored by two points. The visitors may be without Bones Hyland (non-COVID illness), while the Clippers are questionable with Paul George (hamstring) and Kawhi Leonard (ankle).
Is Nikola Jokic, Kawhi Leonard playing tonight?
Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles Clippers (11-8; 9-10 ATS) were defeated 124-107 by the Golden State Warriors, snapping a three-game winning streak.
Paul George (hamstring) will miss the Nuggets game on Friday.
Due to a strained right hamstring, George will miss his third game in a row.
Coach Tyronn Lue will presumably continue to rely on Norman Powell, Terance Mann, and Amir Coffey for more minutes with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) and Luke Kennard (calf) still out.
Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.
Leonard will miss his 15th game of the season for the second time this season due to a sprained right ankle.
Luke Kennard (calf) will miss Friday’s game against the Nuggets.
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Following a 110-108 home loss to the lowly Detroit Pistons the night before, the Denver Nuggets (11-8; 9-10 ATS) defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-126 in overtime on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Nikola Jokic is questionable for Friday’s game against the Clippers due to left hip soreness.
Jokic has improved in his two games since returning from a three-game absence. In his career, he has 70 points, 19 rebounds, 19 assists, one steal, and one block.
Bones Hyland (illness) will miss the Clippers game on Friday. Hyland will miss his second straight game on Friday.
Michael Porter (heel) is questionable for Friday’s Clippers game.
Ish Smith (calf) is questionable for the Clippers game on Friday.