Denver faces Charlotte, aims to break road skid

February 11, 2023 GMT

Denver Nuggets (38-18, first in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (15-42, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Denver will look to break its four-game road slide when the Nuggets play Charlotte.

The Hornets have gone 7-17 in home games. Charlotte ranks fifth in the league with 45.0 rebounds led by Nick Richards averaging 5.6.

The Nuggets are 12-14 in road games. Denver ranks fourth in the NBA scoring 17.0 fast break points per game. Michael Porter Jr. leads the Nuggets averaging 3.3.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Nuggets won the last meeting 119-115 on Dec. 19, with Nikola Jokic scoring 40 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Rozier is scoring 21.8 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists over the last 10 games for Charlotte.


Jokic is averaging 24.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 10.1 assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 2-8, averaging 109.0 points, 45.1 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.1 points per game.

Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 114.8 points, 41.3 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (hand), Cody Martin: out (knee).

Nuggets: Aaron Gordon: day to day (rib), Collin Gillespie: out (leg), Zeke Nnaji: out (shoulder), Jamal Murray: day to day (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.