The Oklahoma City Thunder march into Denver on Friday to take on the Nuggets. Coming into this contest, the OKC Thunder are red-hot, turning in a 7-3 record in their last ten games.
While the Thunder sits with a 20-9 record, the Denver Nuggets are on a hot streak of their own. The last time the Nuggets were on the wrong side of the scoreboard was when the OKC Thunder downed them in the Mile High City just a few days ago.
Since then, Denver has not lost, boasting a 9-1 record in their last ten games. This is a battle between two top teams in the Western Conference, with the Nuggets sitting at 23-10 with the second-best record in the West and the Thunder sitting with the third-best record in the West at 20-9.
This is the third matchup between these division foes, with each side winning one of the previous two. So far, the road team has won each contest in these meetings between Western Conference power houses.
However, the Denver Nuggets will be down a key piece in this contest. Aaron Gordon remains sidelined after suffering face and hand lacerations from a dog bite earlier this week. Michael Porter Jr and Reggie Jackson each appeared on the injury report heading into this game, but they have each been made active for this tilt.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have made Aleksej Pokusevski a healthy inactive as Ousmane Dieng and Keyontae Johnson are out on G League assignment as the OKC Blue host the Maine Celtics tonight in the Paycom Center. This is to get the Thunder down to just 15 active players to follow NBA rules.
Arkansas product Jaylin Williams was tabbed as questionable heading into this game with a hip injury. Williams left Wednesday's game against New York early with said injury. However, it was announced today that Jaylin Williams will be active against the Denver Nuggets.
Each team will look to continue their hot streak in a battle of top Western Conference Teams. Thunderous Intentions will have you covered throughout this contest and all season long.