One day after Denver held off a scrappy Blazers team in a physical contest, Altitude Sports’ Chris Dempsey reports that the Nuggets will not play their full squad in the rematch. They are currently planning to sit Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic, and Jamal Murray Sunday night for the game in Moda Center.
On the other side of the coin, the Blazers are hoping to have part of their core return to action. CJ McCollum (knee) and Seth Curry (leg) were both upgraded to probable for the same game. And Portland’s Evan Turner was quite unhappy when he learned of Denver’s plans.
Noooo we want that smoke. Let they ass play https://t.co/r593r3iorR— Evan Turner (@thekidet) April 7, 2019
The Blazers still can finish 3rd, 4th, or 5th, in the West, but can no longer catch Denver in the standings. The Rockets are only 1.5 games behind the Nuggets, and play the Suns at home Sunday night.
Tip-off at Moda Center is 6:00 pm PDT.