The Denver Nuggets look to extend their winning streak to four straight when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. The Nuggets rallied from a 25-point deficit in the second half to beat Memphis 95-92 on Monday. The Nuggets outscored the Grizzlies 35-15 during the fourth quarter to take the win. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 25 points.
New Orleans will be playing the second half of a back-to-back after playing on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets before heading home to host the Nuggets. The Pelicans were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday 126-114.New Orleans was without four key players – Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle and E’Twaun Moore. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans in the loss with 29 points.
Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leads in assists with averages of 20.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.5 points per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 46.9% from the field and 35.5% from 3-point territory.
Anthony Davis is leading the Pelicans in scoring, rebounding and blocks with averages of 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Jrue Holiday is leading the team in assists with an average of 8.1 per game. New Orleans is shooting 48.1% from the field and 35.3% from three-point territory.