The Denver Nuggets are facing a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, and it looks like they’ll be doing so without their star center, Nikola Jokic. According to ESPN, Jokic is unlikely to play due to a nagging injury to his right wrist.
The team listed him as questionable in Thursday’s injury report and on Friday is showing as OUT. Read Also: Denver Nuggets beat LA Lakers, 110-99; videos, box score and latest stats
Jokic originally sustained the injury during a preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 3rd. Despite this setback, the two-time reigning MVP has been playing at an incredibly high level this season, averaging 24.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 9.7 assists per game.
He leads the Nuggets in all three categories and has started 38 games so far this season. Read more: Jokic leads Nuggets past Cavaliers, 121-108; highlights
The Nuggets have been playing well this season, with a record of 28-13 overall and 10-10 on the road. They’ll be looking to continue their winning ways against the Clippers, who they’ve beaten in the past two meetings, including a 122-91 victory on January 5th.
On the other side of the court, the Clippers will be without two key players of their own, shooting guards Luke Kennard and Paul George who were both ruled out on Thursday.
Jamal Murray of Denver is listed as probable for Friday’s game against the Clippers. He is averaging 19.5 points and five assists and shooting 50% from 3-pointers against the LA Clippers from the two contest thus far.