Denver @ New York
Current Records: Denver 10-11; New York 11-11
What to Know
The New York Knicks are 1-11 against the Denver Nuggets since February of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. New York’s homestand continues as they prepare to take on Denver at 1 p.m. ET Dec. 4 at Madison Square Garden. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
It was close but no cigar for the Knicks as they fell 119-115 to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. A silver lining for New York was the play of power forward Julius Randle, who dropped a double-double on 30 points and 12 boards in addition to six dimes.
Meanwhile, Denver was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Wednesday as they fell 108-103 to the Orlando Magic. Denver was up 63-47 at the end of the half but couldn’t hold on to the lead. The top scorer for the Nuggets was point guard Monte Morris (22 points).
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Knicks are expected to win a tight contest. At 4-8 against the spread at home, they are no cash cow. That said, Denver isn’t so hot on the road, where they are 3-7.
The losses put New York at 11-11 and Denver at 10-11. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: New York have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.40%, which places them fourth in the league. As for the Nuggets, they rank fourth in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 104.1 on average.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ETWhere: Madison Square Garden — New York, New YorkTV: Altitude Sports & EntertainmntOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $88.00
The Knicks are a slight 2-point favorite against the Nuggets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knicks as a 1.5-point favorite.
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Denver have won 11 out of their last 12 games against New York.
May 05, 2021 – Denver 113 vs. New York 97Jan 10, 2021 – Denver 114 vs. New York 89Dec 15, 2019 – Denver 111 vs. New York 105Dec 05, 2019 – Denver 129 vs. New York 92Mar 22, 2019 – Denver 111 vs. New York 93Jan 01, 2019 – Denver 115 vs. New York 108Jan 25, 2018 – Denver 130 vs. New York 118Oct 30, 2017 – New York 116 vs. Denver 110Feb 10, 2017 – Denver 131 vs. New York 123Dec 17, 2016 – Denver 127 vs. New York 114Mar 08, 2016 – Denver 110 vs. New York 94Feb 07, 2016 – Denver 101 vs. New York 96
Injury Report for New York
Nerlens Noel: Game-Time Decision (Knee)Jericho Sims: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
Injury Report for Denver
Austin Rivers: Out (Covid-19)Bol Bol: Out (Covid-19)Nah’Shon Hyland: Out (Covid-19)Jamal Murray: Out (Knee)Michael Porter Jr.: Out for the Season (Back)PJ Dozier: Out for the Season (Knee)