Match preview: Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets

The Denver Nuggets will face the Charlotte Hornets on 28th March 2022(USA), as the race to the playoffs tightens up with less than 10 games left for every team in the regular season.

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FILE PHOTO: Dec 17, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) handles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the first quarter at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets have had a good season considering the injuries to their main players as they find themselves in the mix for the playoffs and will look to qualify for the post season again this year.

Hornets on the other hand have picked up their form just in the right time as they are on their surge to make it to the playoffs which will be a good achievement for this team.

The current record of both the teams:

  • The Denver Nuggets are currently having a record of 44-31 and are the 6th seed in the West
  • The Charlotte Hornets are currently having a record of 39-36 and are the 9th seed in the East

Injury Report

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Nuggets:

  1. Jamal Murray – ACL
  2. Michael Porter Jr. – Back
  3. Zeke Nnaji – Knee
  4. Vlatko Cancar – Foot

Hornets:

  1. Gordon Hayward – Ankle

Players to watch out for in Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Hornets

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Jan 8, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) reacts after making a three point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second period at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
  • Nikola Jokic – Nuggets

The reigning MVP can have a feast day in this matchup as the Hornets have struggled to guard big players and Jokic is one of the best big players in the world.

  • LaMelo Ball – Hornets

He has been their best player throughout the season and will hope to make a big impact on this match to help his team in their push for the playoffs.

Match Prediction & Telecast Details:

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The Denver Nuggets might edge this one out due to the brilliance of Nikola Jokic who could literally take over the game just like he has done multiple times in the season.

Prediction:

  • Denver Nuggets to win the game.

You can watch the game via NBA LEAGUE PASS.

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