The Denver Nuggets will take on the Pelicans in a road game in New Orleans this coming Tuesday. The game will begin in the Smoothie King Center at 8:00 p.m. The Pelicans won the first meeting between these two teams this season, 121-106, and now they will meet again.
Pelicans vs. Nuggets Injuries: 7 QUESTIONABLE, 2 OUT
The Pelicans are coming off their fourth consecutive defeat at the hands of the Heat. They had trouble scoring, and they’ll need to improve that area if they’re going to shock the Nuggets at home.
- Brandon Ingram (Toe)
- Naji Marshall (Toe)
- Zion Williamson (Hamstring)
- E.J. Liddell (Knee)
Brandon Ingram – Questionable
Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans’ official site reports that Ingram’s status for Tuesday’s game against the Nuggets is in question due to a toe injury.
After being sidelined since November 25 with a bruised left big toe, Ingram has recently resumed full-contact practices and hopes to make his season debut during the Pelicans’ upcoming three-game home set.
Ingram is unlikely to play on Tuesday, so if he misses that game he’ll have to wait until Wednesday to face the Vikings. Nonetheless, Ingram is expected back for Saturday’s game against Washington, the final of the homestand, giving him a few more days to prepare for game action.
The Denver Nuggets enter this contest on the heels of a 101-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They had trouble scoring, and they’ll need to turn it up a notch if they’re going to challenge the Pels on the road.
- Nikola Jokic (Hamstring)
- Michael Porter Jr. (Personal)
- Collin Gillespie (Lower Leg)
- Bones Hyland (Finger)
- Peyton Watson (Thigh)
Nikola Jokic – Questionable
For Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans, Jokic’s status is in doubt due to a hamstring injury.
It is unclear if Jokic will play against New Orleans after missing the last two games with left hamstring tightness. Before his absence, he was on fire, averaging 24.5 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 12.0 assists in 33.0 minutes across his previous six games played. If he can’t go again, Zeke Nnaji and Jeff Green will get more playing time.
NBA Regular Season Schedule
|Tuesday, January 24, 2023|
|AWAY||HOME||TIME / TV||VENUE|
|Chicago||Indiana||7:00 PM||Gainbridge Fieldhouse|
|Boston||Miami||7:30 pm TNT||Miami-Dade Arena|
|Cleveland||New York||7:30 PM||Madison Square Garden|
|Denver||New Orleans||8:00 PM||Smoothie King Center|
|Washington||Dallas||8:30 PM||American Airlines Center|
|Charlotte||Phoenix||9:00 PM||Footprint Center|
|L.A. Clippers||L.A. Lakers||10:00 pm TNT||Crypto.com Arena|