San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs take on the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.

The game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on FSSW. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

The matchup is the second of four between the two teams. The Spurs beat the Nuggets 99-91 on December 14. Kawhi Leonard had an excellent all around performance, as he finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 6 blocks.

How will the Spurs fare against the Nuggets? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 26-16 overall and 11-10 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 89-69 win on Sunday against the Utah Jazz. Tiago Splitter led the way with 14 points.

Denver Nuggets

The Utah Jazz are 18-23 overall and they are 12-9 at home. The Nuggets are coming off a 122-79 loss on Monday to the Golden State Warriors. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 19 points and 6 assists.


San Antonio Spurs

Marco Belinelli– Marco Belinelli is out with a left groin injury.

Denver Nuggets

JaVale McGee– JaVale McGee is out with a muscle aggravation on his stress fractured leg.

Randy Foye– Randy Foye is out with a right quadriceps muscle tear.

Players to Watch For Denver Nuggets

Ty Lawson- Ty Lawson isn’t on the level of Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard, but he’s a terrific point guard. He has a rare mix of knowing how to create for others and scoring on his own. He is averaging 17 points and 10 assists this season.

Kenneth Faried– Kenneth Faried is one of the rare players in the league that can go for 15 points and 15 rebounds in a game. The problem with Faried is that he is inconsistent, but one of the reasons can be his minutes are inconsistent also. He is averaging 11.6 points and 8.8 rebounds in 26.7 minutes.

Arron Afflalo– Arron Afflalo is the Nuggets second best scorer. He is averaging 15 points and 3.5 rebounds. The problem with Afflalo is that he doesn’t create for others and doesn’t have a good handle for a guard.


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