Wizards face the Nuggets on 4-game slide
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.
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).