The Denver Nuggets (33-14) will go to Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday to play the Milwaukee Bucks (30-17). The game will start in the Fiserv Forum at 8:00 PM EDT. This will be the first time this season that these two teams play each other. I think it will be a tough game!
Injuries Nuggets vs. Bucks: 4 Questionable, 2 Out
The Denver Nuggets lost to the OKC Thunder by a score of 101–99 in their last game. The Nuggets and the Pelicans also fought on Tuesday night. They had trouble scoring, so if they want to beat the Bucks on the road, they will have to heat up in this game.
- Michael Porter Jr. (Personal) – Ques
- Collin Gillespie (Lower Leg) – Ques
- Bones Hyland (Finger) – Ques
Porter will sit out for a second consecutive game to deal with family business. Hyland, meanwhile, will miss time for the first time since November 30 due to a sprained left finger. Ish Smith and Christian Braun should get more playing time in his absence.
Nikola Jokic – READY
During Tuesday’s 99-98 victory over the Pelicans, Nikola Jokic contributed 25 points (11-15 from the field, 2-4 from beyond the arc, and 1-2 from the free throw line), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 36 minutes of action.
The star player for the Nuggets continued right where he left off in the victory, registering another triple-double, which has almost come to be regarded as an expectation for him at this point. Despite the fact that his wrist and hamstring concerns don’t appear to be serious, it does appear as though he could benefit from some additional rest as the season continues. The Nuggets are now second in the league in terms of record, one win behind the Celtics who currently hold the top spot.
Before this game, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons, 150-130. They did a great job on offense, making 56.1% of their shots from the field. If they want to beat the Nuggs at home, they will have to keep working hard in this one.
- MarJon Beauchamp (Wrist) – Ques
- Bobby Portis (Knee) – Out
- Serge Ibaka (Personal) – Out
Eric Nehm of The Athletic says that Beauchamp is probably going to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday, even though he has a bruised right wrist.
Eric Nehm of The Athletic says that Portis will not be able to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday because he has a sprained right knee.
Portis left Monday’s game against the Pistons with what was first thought to be soreness in his right knee. However, the injury turned out to be worse than that, and he won’t be able to play in the next game. When Giannis Antetokounmpo came back against Detroit, he went back to the bench and is expected to stay there going forward.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) – READY
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) had 29 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 11-17 FT), 12 rebounds, and four assists in 27 minutes as Milwaukee beat Detroit 150-130 on Monday.
Neither team played much defense in this game, so Antetokounmpo was able to put up big numbers even though he only played a few minutes after being out for five games with a knee injury.
Antetokounmpo got his 26th double-double of the season, and he should be ready to play more like himself on Wednesday against the Nuggets.
NBA Regular Season Schedule
|Wednesday, January 25, 2023|
|AWAY||HOME||TIME / TV||VENUE|
|Indiana||Orlando||7:00 PM||Amway Center|
|Brooklyn||Philadelphia||7:30 pm ESPN||Wells Fargo Center|
|Minnesota||New Orleans||8:00 PM||Smoothie King Center|
|Washington||Houston||8:00 PM||Toyota Center|
|Denver||Milwaukee||8:00 PM||Fiserv Forum|
|Atlanta||Oklahoma City||8:00 PM||Paycom Center|
|Memphis||Golden St.||10:00 pm ESPN||Chase Center|
|Utah||Portland||10:00 PM||Moda Center at the Rose Quarter|
|Toronto||Sacramento||10:00 PM||Golden 1 Center|
|San Antonio||L.A. Lakers||10:30 PM||Crypto.com Arena|