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Scouting Report | Wolves at Nuggets
This is a significant final game for the Denver Nuggets. At 53-28, they sit just a half-game ahead of the Houston Rockets for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
If the Nuggets beat the Wolves, they’ll get the No. 2 seed. Simple. But with a loss, Houston would leapfrog the Nuggets.
That’s significant to avoid a second-round matchup against the Warriors.
The Wolves go into the game with a 36-45 record, 11th in the Western Conference.
What: Wolves vs. Nuggets
When: 9:30 p.m. CT
Where: Pepsi Center
Watch: Fox Sports North
Listen: 104.1 JACK FM
Wolves: Robert Covington (knee), Luol Deng (Achilles), Taj Gibson (calf), Derrick Rose (elbow) and Jeff Teague (foot) are out. Jerryd Bayless (ankle) and Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) are questionable.
Nuggets: Will Barton (finger) is questionable. Michael Porter Jr. (back) is out.
Wolves: PG – Jones, SG – Okogie, SF – Wiggins, PF – Saric, C - Dieng
Nuggets: PG – Murray, SG – Harris, SF – Barton, PF – Millsap, C - Jokic