The NBA betting action for 2022-23 continues on Sunday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, when the Denver Nuggets face the Dallas Mavericks.
Is Nikola Jokić playing in the Nuggets vs. Mavericks game?
The Denver Nuggets will face the Dallas Mavericks for the first time this season on Friday, November 18th.
The Nuggets (9-5) are currently tied for second place in the Western Conference, thanks to a top-ten offense.
Denver is currently ranked eighth in points scored per game and sixth in offensive rating.
Their defense, on the other hand, has struggled, placing 19th in opponents points per game and 24th in defensive rating.
The Mavericks trail Denver by one game (8-6), but they are tied for seventh in the Western Conference.
While Dallas has struggled on offense, their defense has been outstanding.
The offense of the Dallas Mavericks is ranked 27th in terms of points per game and 13th in terms of offensive rating. In contrast, their defense ranks second in opponents points per game and fifth in defensive rating.
Dallas is 7-2 at home and Denver is 4-4 away from home.
Nikola Jokić OUT for the Nuggets
Head coach Mike Malone did not mention Jokic (COVID-19 protocols) as a player who could be available for Sunday’s rematch with the Mavericks when discussing the Nuggets’ 127-99 loss to Dallas on Friday.
As a result, Jokic will miss his third consecutive game while working through the league’s health and safety protocols, and he, along with Jamal Murray (COVID-19 protocols), will miss the upcoming game.
As a result, DeAndre Jordan will likely start at center for the Nuggets again on Sunday, while Jokic will shift his focus to possibly returning against the Pistons on Tuesday.
What about Luka Doncic in the match on Sunday?
Luka Doncic is ready for Nuggets – Mavericks.
Doncic had 33 points (11-22 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 9-11 FT), 12 rebounds, 11 assists, and one steal in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.
The Dallas Mavericks (9-6, 4-10-1 ATS) were led by Luka Doncic, who scored 33 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists.
The Mavericks made 59.7% of their shots in this game, including 13-32 (40.6%) from three-point range. In addition, they outrebounded the Nuggets 44-36.
Starting Game: Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks
- PG Bones Hyland,
- SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
- SF Michael Porter Jr.
- PF Jeff Green
- C DeAndre Jordan
- PG Luka Doncic
- SG Spencer Dinwiddie
- SF Reggie Bullock
- PF Dorian Finney-Smith
- C Dwight Powell
Injury Report for Mavericks – Nuggets
The Nuggets will be without back-to-back MVP center Nikola Jokic and starting point guard Jamal Murray due to health and safety concerns.
Aaron Gordon, the starting power forward, is questionable due to illness, while point guard Ish Smith is questionable due to a right calf strain.
Collin Gillespie, a rookie point guard who has yet to make his NBA debut, is out while recovering from surgery after breaking his lower left leg.
|Aaron Gordon||Denver Nuggets||Illness||Questionable|
|Nikola Jokic||Denver Nuggets||Health and Safety Protocols||Out|
|Jamal Murray||Denver Nuggets||Health and Safety Protocols||Out|
|Collin Gillespie||Denver Nuggets||Leg||Out|
|Ish Smith||Denver Nuggets||Calf||Doubtful|
Maxi Kleber will be out for the Dallas Mavericks due to a lower back contusion.
Starting small forward Reggie Bullock is questionable due to a neck strain, while JaVale McGee is expected to return after missing three games due to a neck strain.
|Reggie Bullock||Dallas Mavericks||Neck||Questionable|
|JaVale McGee||Dallas Mavericks||Neck||Probable|
|Maxi Kleber||Dallas Mavericks||Back||Out|