Nuggets take on the Kings, look for 4th straight victory

March 8, 2022 GMT

Denver Nuggets (39-26, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-43, 13th in the Western Conference)

Sacramento, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Denver seeks to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Nuggets take on Sacramento.

The Kings are 17-26 in Western Conference games. Sacramento is eighth in the Western Conference with 12.3 fast break points per game led by De’Aaron Fox averaging 2.8.

The Nuggets are 24-18 against Western Conference opponents. Denver ranks fifth in the Western Conference shooting 35.3% from 3-point range.

The two teams match up for the fourth time this season. The Nuggets defeated the Kings 115-110 in their last meeting on Feb. 27. Aaron Gordon led the Nuggets with 23 points, and Fox led the Kings with 26 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Harrison Barnes is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Kings. Justin Holiday is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

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Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 8.1 assists for the Nuggets. Bryn Forbes is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 3-7, averaging 111.5 points, 41.8 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points per game.

Nuggets: 9-1, averaging 120.7 points, 46.5 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points.

INJURIES: Kings: Terence Davis: out (wrist), Jeremy Lamb: out (hip), Maurice Harkless: out (ankle).

Nuggets: Will Barton: 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.