Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings

The Denver Nuggets take on the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on Saturday afternoon. The Nuggets (13-3) boast a record that underscores how dominant a season they’ve put together thus far, and that mark includes an impressive 5-1 road record. Denver will walk into Saturday’s game with a six-game winning streak in tow, and they notched a 117-104 win over the Washington Wizards their most recent time on the court on Tuesday. Jerian Grant led the way for the Nuggets with 20 points, adding four rebounds, one assist and two steals. Will Barton supplied 17 points, eight boards, eight assists and one block. Jamal Murray registered 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block. Mason Plumlee delivered 15 points, seven boards, three assists, one steal and one block. Gary Harris poured in 11 points, while Nikola Jokic mustered just eight points but pulled down a season-high 20 rebounds. The Nuggets will come into Saturday’s game without any major injuries to report. The Kings (7-10) have had an up-and-down season through their first 17 games, and they’ll come into Saturday’s contest having dropped three of their past four contests. Their most recent stumble came at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers, which bested them by a 97-91 margin Wednesday night. Buddy Hield led the Kings with 22 points, complementing them with six rebounds and four assists. Dewayne Dedmon pitched in 18 points, six rebounds and one steal. Bogdan Bogdanovic supplied 17 points, three assists, two rebounds and four steals. Harrison Barnes contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, six assists and one steal. The Kings will be without De’Aaron Fox (ankle), Trevor Ariza (groin) and Marvin Bagley (thumb) for Saturday’s game. Richaun Holmes (migraine) is considered probable. Saturday’s game marks the second of four meetings between the teams this season. Denver holds a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 101-94 victory Oct. 28.


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