Denver and Los Angeles meet for the first time this season, and the Nuggets are slight 2-point favorites. The visitors could be without Bones Hyland (non-COVID illness), while the Clippers have Paul George (hamstring) and Kawhi Leonard (ankle) listed as questionable.
Latest news on Nikola Jokic and Paul George
Following a 110-108 home loss to the lowly Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, 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.
Due to left hip soreness, Nikola Jokic is questionable for Friday’s game against the Clippers.
Jokic has stepped up his game in his two appearances since returning from a three-game absence. He has 70 points, 19 rebounds, 19 assists, one steal, and one block in his career.
Bones Hyland (illness) will miss Friday’s game against the Clippers. Hyland will miss his second game in a row on Friday.
Michael Porter (heel) is questionable for the Clippers game on Friday.
Ish Smith (calf) is doubtful for Friday’s game against the Clippers.
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The Los Angeles Clippers (11-8; 9-10 ATS) were defeated 124-107 by the Golden State Warriors last Wednesday, snapping a three-game winning streak.
Paul George (hamstring) will miss Friday’s game against the Nuggets.
George will miss his third game in a row due to a strained right hamstring.
With Kawhi Leonard (ankle) and Luke Kennard (calf) still out, coach Tyronn Lue will presumably continue to rely on Norman Powell, Terance Mann, and Amir Coffey for more minutes.
Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will miss Friday’s game against the Nuggets.
Leonard will miss his 15th game of the season due to a sprained right ankle for the second straight game.
Luke Kennard (calf) will miss Friday’s game against the Nuggets.