Denver Nuggets guard Jamaal Murray (left knee injury management) and forward Jeff Green (lower back) are questionable for Tuesday night’s home game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (foot) is listed as questionable. Nikola Jokic (knee) was downgraded to probable, while Michael Porter Jr. (heel) was upgraded to questionable. And Colin Gillespie (foot) is out indefinitely.
The Nuggets have the eighth-best odds to win the championship in 2023, according to two NBA betting sites. A few sports books show big odds for the Phoenix Suns and the Grizzlies.
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In 25 starts this season, Murray is averaging 17.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. He is shooting 43.7% from the field and 33.8% from deep. The 25-year-old has missed four games this season.
In the year On November 28, in the Nuggets’ 129–113 win over the Houston Rockets, the guard scored a season-high 31 points in 26 minutes. He finished 11 of 17 (64.7%) from the floor and 4 of 8 (50%) from 3-point range.
The Nuggets’ Jamaal Murray (left knee injury management), Jeff Green (lower back) are questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Grizzlies.
In Denver’s 119-115 win against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, center Nikola Jokic had a triple-double performance with a team-high 27 rebounds. Along with 27 boards, the two-time MVP scored 40 points and 10 assists in 40 minutes.
Wilt Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to record at least 40 points, 27 rebounds and 10 assists in a single game. Not to mention, this is Jockey’s fifth triple-double of the 2022-23 season. The Nuggets look like a completely different team without the four-time All-Star.
“Honestly, I think it was our defense and I was in the right position to get the ball back,” Jokic said of the impressive outing. “I’m not chasing them, catching them or anything. It just happened, you know? To be honest, I wish it was every night.
Desmond Bane this season:
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Bane was HOOPING before his injury.
The Grizzlies are the No. 1 seed with Bane playing in just 12 games this season. pic.twitter.com/9TKJQUzblR
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Murray contributed six points and 11 assists. Overall, he shot a dreadful 2-of-17 against the Nuggets. Green finished with eight points and three rebounds off the bench.
Additionally, in 22 games with Denver this season, Green is averaging 7.6 points, 2.9 boards and 1.2 assists. He also shot 52.1% from the field and 29.6% from beyond the arc. The 15-year veteran has started three games.
As for the Grizzlies, Desmond Bane is out indefinitely with a sprained toe. He is not expected to return to Memphis until January. Bane will miss at least the next three weeks.
Memphis is 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies’ 115-109 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday snapped a seven-game winning streak. The Nuggets, on the other hand, are 4-1 in their last five games. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games.