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Wizards face the Nuggets on 4-game slide

March 15, 2022 GMT

Denver Nuggets (41-28, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (29-38, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into the matchup with Denver as losers of four straight games.

The Wizards are 17-17 on their home court. Washington is 11-5 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Nuggets have gone 21-15 away from home. Denver is 19-19 against opponents over .500.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nuggets won 113-107 in the last meeting on Dec. 14. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 28 points, and Davis Bertans led the Wizards with 21 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is scoring 17.3 points per game and averaging 8.5 rebounds for the Wizards. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 17.1 points and 2.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Washington.

Will Barton is shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc with 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Nuggets, while averaging 14.9 points and 3.8 assists. Jokic is averaging 26.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and nine assists over the past 10 games for Denver.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 3-7, averaging 116.7 points, 39.6 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points per game.

Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 116.8 points, 45.7 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Bradley Beal: out for season (wrist).

Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji: out (ankle), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).

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