Catch the game tomorrow at 10:00 AM, Manila time.

The Sacramento Kings are 3-0 against the defending champion Denver Nuggets this season, and eager for a sweep in this year’s head-to-head.

AWAY: Sacramento Kings (33-24, 17-14 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Keegan Murray
  • Domantas Sabonis

The Kings snapped their three-game winning streak on Tuesday as they were upset by a shorthanded Miami Heat, 121-110. It’s a terrible loss leading to tomorrow’s marquee matchup, but we’ll see how it can really affect considering they’re 3-0 vs. Denver this season, with 120 points per game and a winning margin of 13 points.

The regular season series with the Nuggets features a usual Kings attack and production. De’Aaron Fox leads the pack with 23.7 points and 11.3 assists per game in three meetings, while Domantas Sabonis is delivering his classic double-double with 18 points and 15 boards, alongside 8.0 assists for a near triple-double average.

Then, you’ve got four other Kings also putting up double-digit PPG, led by sixth man Malik Monk (18.3), and followed by Harrison Barnes (13.3), Kevin Huerter (12.0), and Keegan Murray (10.3).


HOME: Denver Nuggets (39-19, 22-5 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Jamal Murray
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • Michael Porter Jr.
  • Aaron Gordon
  • Nikola Jokic

The defending champs should enter the game with a lot of energy, focused on not getting swept. They have some rhythm on their side as they have won three in a row by scoring 125.3 PPG and winning by 20, 15, and 16 points.

Nikola Jokic has 24.7 / 8.7 / 9.7 / 1.7 on 49.1% shooting in the season series vs. Sacramento, albeit a combined 2-of-11 from three. Jamal Murray has missed two of the three meetings, and was an underwhelming 4-of-10 for 12 points with six turnovers in his lone game against the Kings. He ought to be assertive tomorrow.

If Murray struggles again, Aaron Gordon (18.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 58.3 FG%) and Michael Porter Jr. (16.0 PPG) should be there to pick up the slack. Both have produced good numbers in the head-to-head.


Handicap: The Nuggets (-8) don’t cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total goes over 229.