Mavericks to face Nuggets on the road
Dallas Mavericks (3-1, third in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (2-2, seventh in the Western Conference)
Denver; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nuggets -1.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Denver Nuggets host the Dallas Mavericks.
Denver finished 47-25 overall and 26-16 in Western Conference play last season. The Nuggets averaged 115.1 points per game while shooting 48.5% from the field and 37.7% from behind the arc last season.
Dallas finished 42-30 overall and 21-21 in Western Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Mavericks allowed opponents to score 110.2 points per game and shoot 46% from the field last season.
INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (left hip), Jamal Murray: out (knee), Nikola Jokic: day to day (right knee).
Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis: out (back), Boban Marjanovic: out (back), Sterling Brown: out (ankle), Trey Burke: out (health and safety protocols).