NBA: Denver Nuggets v Memphis Grizzlies 

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2022/23 National Basketball Association (NBA) season

Regular Season

Denver Nuggets v Memphis Grizzlies 

Ball Arena 
Denver, Colorado, USA
Saturday, 4 March 2023 
Denver Nuggets will face off with the Memphis Grizzlies in the National Basketball Association (NBA) match on March 4.
This will be the 102nd meeting between the two teams in regular-season games since the 1995/96 season which was the Grizzlies' debut campaign in the NBA.
The Nuggets have the edge in this rivalry having recorded 61 wins compared to the Grizzlies' 40 victories from 101 matches. 
Last Meeting 
The Grizzlies defeated the Nuggets, 112-94 as Ja Morant led all scorers with 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for the winning team,on 26 February 2023.
Therefore, the Grizzlies improved to 36-23 on the season, while the Nuggets fell to 42-19 following a game which took place at the FedExForum.
What Is At Stake 
The Nuggets look set to book their spot in the playoffs as they are still placed at the top of the Western Conference standings having recorded 43 victories and 19 defeats.
While the Grizzlies' playoffs ambitions are also alive as they are placed second on the Western Conference standings having registered 36 wins and 23 defeats. 
Key Players
Nikola Jokic tallied 15 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists for the Nuggets in the losing effort against Grizzlies and the Serbian center will be keen to ensure that his side emerges victorious.
While the Grizzlies will look to Morant once again as the 2022 the NBA Most Improved Player Award winner was the standout player as they defeated the Nuggets in their previous game. 

Nikola Jokic
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“We’ve circled a couple of dates, a range of dates. You know, some time at the end of the road trip is something that we’ve targeted," Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said as he provided an injury update on Steven Adams on 27 February 2023.
"But it all depends on how he kind of responds day to day. I think he played five on five, two days ago. We’re going to kind of increase the workload a little bit more, but he’s been responding well.  
"Get his wind back and get that confidence with his knees to build and all that stuff. But right now, everything medically has been cleared.”

NBA fixtures - 4-5 March

Saturday, March 4

00:00 - Charlotte Hornets v Orlando Magic
00:30 - Atlanta Hawks v Portland Trail Blazers
00:30 - Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets
01:00 - Chicago Bulls v Phoenix Suns
01:00 - Miami Heat v New York Knicks
01:00 - Oklahoma City Thunder v Utah Jazz
03:00 - Denver Nuggets v Memphis Grizzlies
03:00 - Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans
03:00 - Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Clippers
03:30 - Los Angeles Lakers v Minnesota Timberwolves

Sunday, March 5

22:00 - Washington Wizards v Toronto Raptors
00:30 - Cleveland Cavaliers v Detroit Pistons
01:00 - Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks
01:00 - San Antonio Spurs v Houston Rockets
01:30 - Milwaukee Bucks v Philadelphia 76ers
03:00 - Sacramento Kings v Minnesota Timberwolves
18:00 - Dallas Mavericks v Phoenix Suns

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Published: 03/02/2023