Sunday, August 14 2022

Through 1 Quarter

The Denver Nuggets typically have all the answers at home, but the Philadelphia 76ers are posing a tough problem. After one quarter neither team has the matchup in the bag, but the 76ers lead 27-25.

Philadelphia has been led by point guard Tyrese Maxey, who so far has 11 points. Center Nikola Jokic has done his best for Denver, currently boasting 15 points (60% of their total) and two dimes in addition to three boards.

Who’s Playing

Philadelphia @ Denver

Current Records: Philadelphia 8-7; Denver 9-5

What to Know

The Philadelphia 76ers are staying on the road on Thursday to face off against the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET Nov. 18 at Ball Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’

The 76ers took a serious blow against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, falling 120-85. Philadelphia was down 97-66 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. One thing holding Philadelphia back was the mediocre play of small forward Furkan Korkmaz, who did not have his best game: he finished with only six points on 2-for-12 shooting in his 34 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, Denver came up short against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, falling 111-101. Denver’s loss came about despite a quality game from center Nikola Jokic, who dropped a double-double on 35 points and 16 boards in addition to six assists.

Philadelphia is expected to lose this next one by 7.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past five games, so buyers beware.

Philadelphia is now 8-7 while the Nuggets sit at 9-5. The 76ers are 2-4 after losses this season, Denver 2-2.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ball Arena — Denver, Colorado
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00

Odds

The Nuggets are a big 7.5-point favorite against the 76ers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nuggets as an 8.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Denver have won seven out of their last 12 games against Philadelphia.

  • Mar 30, 2021 – Denver 104 vs. Philadelphia 95
  • Jan 09, 2021 – Denver 115 vs. Philadelphia 103
  • Dec 10, 2019 – Philadelphia 97 vs. Denver 92
  • Nov 08, 2019 – Denver 100 vs. Philadelphia 97
  • Feb 08, 2019 – Philadelphia 117 vs. Denver 110
  • Jan 26, 2019 – Denver 126 vs. Philadelphia 110
  • Mar 26, 2018 – Philadelphia 123 vs. Denver 104
  • Dec 30, 2017 – Philadelphia 107 vs. Denver 102
  • Dec 30, 2016 – Philadelphia 124 vs. Denver 122
  • Dec 05, 2016 – Denver 106 vs. Philadelphia 98
  • Mar 23, 2016 – Denver 104 vs. Philadelphia 103
  • Dec 05, 2015 – Denver 108 vs. Philadelphia 105

Injury Report for Denver

  • Zeke Nnaji: Out (Ankle)
  • Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Back)
  • Jamal Murray: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Philadelphia

  • Aaron Henry: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Danny Green: Out (Hamstring)
  • Matisse Thybulle: Out (Covid-19)
  • Joel Embiid: Out (Covid-19)
  • Grant Riller: Out (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com

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