NBA: Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction & Match Preview
On Tuesday, January 25, the Denver Nuggets will face the Detroit Pistons in an NBA regular-season encounter at Little Caesars Arena. Last January 23, they played each other in the first game of a back-to-back match. Nikola Jokic scored 34 points to lead the Nuggets to a 117-111 victory over the Pistons.
From the start, both teams were committed. At the end of the first half, the Nuggets had only a one-point lead. Things rapidly turned around for them in the third quarter, when they put up a strong showing. The Pistons tried to rally late, but the Denver Nuggets held on to win in the end.
For the Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph, and Isaiah Stewart each scored 18 points. The team appeared to be entirely committed, but a terrible third-quarter performance cost them the game. They’ll be hoping to put on a stronger show and avenge their home loss to the Nuggets.
Denver Nuggets Preview
This season, the Denver Nuggets have performed admirably. Despite injuries and health protocols, they have remained competitive and appear to have a chance to make the playoffs this season. With a 24-21 record, the squad sits sixth in the West. Nikola Jokic has been playing like a legitimate MVP front runner this season, and his brilliance has carried the team to a lot of success on his own. Other players such as Aaron Gordon, Will Barton, and Monte Morris have all made significant contributions, and the Nuggets have a decent chance of making a long postseason run if they continue to play well consistently.
Denver Nuggets Predicted Lineup
G – Monte Morris, G – Austin Rivers, F – Will Barton, F – Aaron Gordan, C – Nikola Jokic
Preview of the Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons have had one of the worst seasons of any NBA franchise. With an 11-35 record, they are 14th in the East. The club has turned in some good performances in recent weeks, but they have lost a couple of games due to a lack of firepower. With 36 games remaining, the Pistons’ chances of making the playoffs looked slim. The team, on the other hand, will play for pride and will attempt to apply what they’ve learned this season to the next season.
Detroit Pistons Predicted Lineup
G – Cory Joseph, G – Cade Cunningham, F – Hamidou Diallo, F – Saddiq Bey, C – Isaiah Stewart
Match Prediction: Nuggets vs. Pistons
In their most recent meeting with the Pistons, the Nuggets came out victorious. They’ll be confident coming into this game, hoping to continue their winning streak at Little Caesars Arena. The Nuggets also have Nikola Jokic, who is currently on fire, to their advantage. He’ll be hoping for another monster performance to lead his squad to victory on the road.