Nuggets vs. Pelicans: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Nuggets vs. Pelicans: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Nuggets vs. Pelicans: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Denver Nuggets play against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center

The Denver Nuggets are spending $11,635,269 per win while the New Orleans Pelicans are spending $9,847,459 per win

Game Time: 3:30 PM EST on Sunday December 4, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: N/A
Home TV: Bally Sports NO
Away TV: Altitude
Home Radio: WRNO 99.5FM
Away Radio: KKSE 92.5FM

When the game is underway, you can follow it here!

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Since losing to the Celtics November 18th, New Orleans has the NBA’s best scoring margin (+14.0)
NBA SCORING MARGIN (Since 11/19)
1. New Orleans
2. BOSTON
3. Phoenix*
4. LA Lakers*
5. Milwaukee
6. Sacramento
7. Golden State*
8. Brooklyn*
* Celtics opponents on current road trip – 1:35 AM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nuggets are practicing tomorrow at Ball Arena, the morning after a two-game road trip. That’s not typical. They’re usually off their first day back in Denver after being away. – 12:29 AM
Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Jose Alvarado had Pelicans’ fans singing his name after 38-point game nba.nbcsports.com/2022/12/05/jos…12:24 AM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Jerami Grant is putting up more PPG than
Zach Lavine
Darius Garland
Jimmy Butler
Brandon Ingram
Karl-Anthony Towns
Averaging a career high in points and threes. pic.twitter.com/Et8EnYBsXY11:17 PM

Sean Highkin
@highkin
Blazers are about to win consecutive games for the first time since they won 3 in a row on the first road trip in Miami/Charlotte/New Orleans, November 7-10. Almost a month. Been a rough stretch but they might be past the worst of it. – 11:11 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The 9 turnovers for Jayson Tatum were the most by a Celtic since Rajon Rondo had 9 at Detroit 10 years ago next month (Jan. 10, 2013).
The last time a Celtis opponent had more turnovers than Kevin Durant’s 8 on Sunday? Jamal Murray of Denver had 9 in Boston Feb 26, 2021. – 10:50 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Willie Green told media that Alvarado would have big games for the Pelicans during preseason. Then not long ago, he referred to him as a 1-of-1 talent.
Well, Jose showed out against the Nuggets with 38 points.
Zion’s right, he is New Orleans’ x-factor. https://t.co/SAw7TNLxbF pic.twitter.com/50qbw73Qs810:37 PM

John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Watched Nuggets-Pels. If Jose Alvarado heat checks are wrong I don’t wanna be right. Thought Hernangeauxmez gave them nice lift in 2nd half. Pels should trying playing with 4 guys more often. – 10:15 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll:
The Nuggets got destroyed in New Orleans. They couldn’t shoot, couldn’t guard, and lost their composure.
It’s hard to pinpoint answers for a bad second unit and defense, but it’s time for Michael Malone to figure it out.
spreaker.com/user/milehighs…9:50 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
The Nuggets dropped from the 25th to the 26th ranked defense today. Only Orlando, Houston, Detroit and San Antonio have been worse on that end this season. – 9:41 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
It was a Jose, Jose, Jose kind of day in New Orleans.
Usually talk around Jose Alvarado centers around his defense and energy.
Sunday was different.
How 38 points and 8 threes from the man Zion calls the Pelicans’ X Factor changed the game:
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…8:49 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Watching back some of these clips of Denver’s perimeter defense is just embarrassing. Sunday game in New Orleans be damned.
It’s just kinda sad from a self-proclaimed contender. The Nuggets haven’t done anything yet. Sandbagging on defense until they have to try is a bad look. – 8:28 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Best record in last 10 games:
8-2 Celtics
8-2 Suns
8-2 Pelicans
8-2 Lakers pic.twitter.com/hmNgUHdoY98:26 PM

Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Anthony Davis’s 55 points were the second most in his career only falling short of his career-high 59 with the Pelicans in 2016 – 8:23 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
One year ago, the Pelicans’ outlook was depressing. No player has embodied their turnaround more than Jose Alvarado, who has gone from operating in anonymity to becoming the X-factor of a team that is second in the West. nola.com/sports/pelican…8:23 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Four straight W’s for the #Pelicans 👀
@PanzuraNews Postgame Wrap by @Jim Eichenhofer ⤵️ – 8:07 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Willy Hernangomez on New Orleans’ relationship with Jose Alvarado: “Everybody loves him. He plays with passion, heart, gives everything he has every single game. It doesn’t matter if it’s G League, here. He plays for the city, lives for the city. The city sees that and is proud.” – 7:56 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
As Willy Hernangomez was being interviewed, a joking Jonas Valanciunas yelled from about 50 feet away in background, “Willy, make your free throws! You could have had 13 points!” (was 8/10 on FTs, scored 12). JV also yelled “don’t let Trey steal your rebounds!” Willy had 8 boards – 7:52 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Willy Hernangomez on how familiarity w/many #Pelicans teammates helps him step in after DNPs: “Those guys are my family, my brothers. I said to (Zion) it was like back in the day (’20-21) when you and I played together on pick-and-rolls. It’s been really fun to play with Z again” – 7:46 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
A historic night for Jose with support from the whole squad 🤝
#Pelicans | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/yy7Nr51mXY7:32 PM

Willy Hernangomez
@willyhg94
… never too high, never too low… #WH7:28 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Jose Alvarado scored 38 as the Pelicans moved up to 2nd in the West. Are they the deepest team in the NBA?
Full podcast coming soon:
https://t.co/D3rFGvVdMB pic.twitter.com/XmAZrCn7yO7:26 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Which event would you rather see Trey Murphy participate in? – 7:21 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado’s points per game average jumped 8.7 to 10.0 after today’s 38-point outburst.
His 3-point percentage jumped from 36.1 to 40.4. – 7:12 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
THIS DUDE CAN’T MISS 🗣
Z has the jokes postgame for Jose 😂 pic.twitter.com/bBHApp6PTn7:12 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado scored 38 points off the bench today.
That is the most points off the bench by any undrafted player since starters were first tracked in 1970-71.
(H/t @ESPNStatsInfo) – 7:04 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
To steal a line from a #Pelicans player in the locker room after win over Nuggets, you should go to the nearest casino right now and put everything in your bank account on “15” – 7:02 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
NEW for @MileHighSports:
Michael Malone was ejected. The bench was eradicated. The defense was eviscerated.
Nikola Jokić was dominant in the first half, but the Nuggets were reminded of several issues in an embarrassing loss to the Pelicans.
RECAP ⬇️
milehighsports.com/denver-nuggets…7:01 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
reply with what our bio should say… – 6:58 PM
The Vertical
@YahooSportsNBA
Trae Young reportedly sat out Friday’s game vs. the Nuggets after an exchange with Hawks head coach Nate McMillan.
➡️ https://t.co/sE94wRRYT5 pic.twitter.com/TZaCBrVyiW6:55 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“It’s amazing. The love he gets, he deserves it all and more. Even away from the court, he’s still the same dude.”
Zion on the love New Orleans shows Jose pic.twitter.com/zYDMfgEAPA6:51 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
History for Jose Alvarado’s 38-point night:
· Most points by any player coming off the bench in the NBA this season
· Most points scored by a #Pelicans reserve in franchise history
· Most points by an undrafted player in franchise history pic.twitter.com/TK1orzPdnN6:46 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“Every time (the fans) scream Jose… it keeps giving me goosebumps. The city makes us go and we need them to win games.”
-Jose on his connection to New Orleans 🥹 pic.twitter.com/PvGtj3H3C96:42 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Devonte Graham acting as security for Jose Alvarado after today’s performance. pic.twitter.com/qhXT2CWnTx6:39 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Pels fans, go get y’all some free Pulled Pork from @Dickeys. It’s on us pic.twitter.com/OeECqHR6gM6:38 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Nuggets missed two free throws in the 4th. That means fans get one free tender from @krispykrunchy pic.twitter.com/f7cZTpPlZ46:37 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
38 piece nuggets 🔥
#PlayeroftheGame | @Gatorade pic.twitter.com/sZLz9DdSsP6:29 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“What (Jose) did tonight, he does that in practice, shootarounds, walkthroughs, film… It was a joy to watch.” pic.twitter.com/yq8Qu4PIAW6:17 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Jokic this season:
23.2 PPG
10.1 RPG
8.9 APG
63.5 FG%
On pace to become the first player in NBA history to average 20/10/8 on 60% shooting in a season. pic.twitter.com/Va51J8HmDv6:15 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Jose Alvarado takes over, piling up career-best 38 points (his previous high was 23) and drilling eight three-pointers, as #Pelicans turn early deficit into pulsating 121-106 win over Nuggets. NOLA has won four straight. @PanzuraNews postgame wrap: https://t.co/x8CskMwJob pic.twitter.com/CU9I0oxB4u6:09 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Zion last 4 games:
27.8 PPG
9.8 RPG
6.3 APG
3.6 S+BPG
64.1 FG%
4-0. pic.twitter.com/yrmrmv6dhN6:07 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“New Orleans made me wanna be myself at all times.”
@AlvaradoJose15 🥹🫶 pic.twitter.com/ltCF9FD37v6:07 PM

Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Real great recent profile on Jose Alvarado: theathletic.com/3928237/2022/1…6:05 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jose Alvarado is basketball itself. #Pelicans6:05 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Final rotations for the Nuggets as they get absolutely rolled by the Pelicans 121-106:
-Nuggets scored 46 points in the second half
-Jose Alvarado scored 38 points by himself
-Jokić had a good game, AG was good too
-Everyone else, big yikes on both ends pic.twitter.com/iGcjBnWcbu6:04 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Went digging for gold, but struck a W!
#Pelicans | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/kUQGTsC3oR6:03 PM

Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Massive “Jo-se” chant for Jose Alvarado breaks out after he scores career-high 38 points and the Pelicans close out victory. pic.twitter.com/ze7OCKFKu96:02 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Jose Alvarado off the bench:
38 PTS
12-19 FG
8-11 3P
Most points off the bench by any player this season. pic.twitter.com/R226b1KLL76:02 PM

Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
It’s wild to see how many games starters keep missing and how little it matters to the Pelicans results.
Rolling. – 6:02 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Final: Pelicans 121, Nuggets 106
Alvarado 38 points, 8-11 on 3s
Williamson 25 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assts
Valanciunas 13 pts
The Jose Alvarado game. Legendary performance by the undrafted free agent. – 6:01 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 121, Nuggets 106
Jose Alvarado scores 38 points, makes 8 3s. Career highs in both categories.
New Orleans bench outscored Denver bench 62-18 (!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Pels have won four straight. – 6:01 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Pelicans 121, Nuggets 106
– Jose: 38p, 8/11 3P
– Zion: 25p, 6r, 4a
– Willy: 12p, 8r
– Trey: 12p
– JV: 13p
Pels: 50.6 FG%, 11/26 3P, 28/36 FT
Nuggets: 50.6 FG%, 8/31 3P, 16/24 FT – 6:00 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Pelicans beat the Nuggets, 121-106, and move into sole possession of 2nd in the Western Conference.
Highest scoring games by Nola players this 2022-23 season
1. Jose Alvarado: 38 (12/4)
2. Brandon Ingram: 34 (11/21)
3. Zion Williamson: 33 (11/30)
4. Zion Williamson: 32 (11/23) – 6:00 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Massive standing ovation for Jose Alvarado (38 pts, 8/11 on 3s) as he checks out, then crowd sings “Jose! Jose!” just before the buzzer. Several teammates were either singing as well, or motioning to the crowd. I think Trey Murphy was conducting too – 6:00 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Get ready for this week, y’all. I’ve got some killer show ideas for Locked On Pelicans. You’re gonna love this. – 6:00 PM
Marc J. Spears
@MarcJSpears
Pelicans say Jose Alvarado’s 38-point performance against Denver marks the most points off the bench in franchise history, surpassing Marcus Thornton’s 37 (2/23/2010). pic.twitter.com/xaLD9XOEl76:00 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
The Nuggets can’t defend anyone, even though this season they have the most individual defensive talent of the Jokic era. It’s why you can’t take Denver seriously as a championship contender. – 6:00 PM
Eric Pincus
@EricPincus
This is Jose Alvarado’s world and we’re all just visiting, lol – 6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR
@PelicansPR
Jose Alvarado’s 38-point performance marks the most points off the bench in franchise history, surpassing Marcus Thornton’s 37 (2/23/2010). – 5:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Having Herb Jones and Jose Alvarado for less than $3.4M combined is a hell of a thing. Great work by Jones, Alvarado and the Pelicans scouting and development staffs. – 5:59 PM
Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
Standing ovation for Jose Alvarado after he plays out of his mind
Deservingly so as he finishes with a career high 38 points. Prior to this game, his career-high was 23 points. – 5:59 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado checks out after his career night.
38 points, 12-19 from the field, 8-11 on 3s. pic.twitter.com/8Ffpq9XFkx5:58 PM

Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Career high 38 points for Jose Alvarado. What a game. pic.twitter.com/fy64QYkC1y5:58 PM

Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jose Alvarado vs Denver Nuggets
38 points
12-19 FG
8-11 3P
in 27 minutes coming from the bench
A performance to remember! #Pelicans pic.twitter.com/EUjtiHvZnB5:58 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Christian Braun and Zeke Nnaji stop Jose Alvarado from getting to 40. – 5:58 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado just finished with 38 points.
That’s the most by an undrafted player in Pelicans’ franchise history. – 5:58 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Larry Nance is asking for the crowd to cheer for Jose Alvarado, as he points to him.
Now Garrett Temple is replacing GTA to a standing roar from the SKC crowd. – 5:58 PM
Tony Jones
@Tjonesonthenba
Wait a minute. Jose Alvarado just went up a shot and I heard Al say “Jose for 40?”
40? – 5:57 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Pelicans are going to win their 4th straight game and move to the 2nd seed in the West.
Oh, they’ve been down 2 starters as well. – 5:56 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Michael Malone gets ejected in New Orleans. Denver completely lost composure today. – 5:56 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
I’ve got a lot to say about this Nuggets game.
youtu.be/o0B1XArqoWQ5:55 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Mike Malone just got the boot.
Denver is making subs.
Pelicans are gonna win this thing and take over 2nd place in the Western Conference. – 5:55 PM
Tony Jones
@Tjonesonthenba
Watching the Pelicans play…..man that is one well coached basketball team. They run some awesome stuff – 5:55 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Michael Malone is going to miss whatever Jose Alvarado is about to do these last 2 minutes because Denver’s head coach has been ejected with technical fouls during the timeout – 5:54 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Pelicans passing has been outstanding today. – 5:54 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Standing ovation for the Pelicans with 2 minutes to go – 5:54 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Nuggets bench getting outscored 57-14 tonight. – 5:54 PM
Bobby Marks
@BobbyMarks42
Just a suggestion
I would guarantee the $1.56M contract of Jose Alvarado after this performance today. – 5:54 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Willy Hernangomez getting a nice round of applause as his night is probably finished. Great game from him with Jonas Valanciunas battling foul trouble.
11 points
8 rebounds
3 assists
1 steal
1 block
2-3 FGs
7-8 FTs
+20 +/- – 5:53 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Willy Hernangomez getting a loud ovation as he checks out. He’s been good tonight and credit to Willie Green for trusting him – 5:52 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
A full-on shooting slump for KCP now. – 5:52 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Zion Williamson only has 25/5/4 right now. Only lol – 5:50 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado is sitting on 36 points.
Still no respect from the referees after getting fouled on his last drive. pic.twitter.com/AH96ztgNzt5:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR
@PelicansPR
Jose Alvarado up to 36 points, the most by an undrafted player in franchise history. – 5:48 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
JOSE’S WORLD
WE’RE JUST LIVING IN IT pic.twitter.com/1qddXzB7wB5:47 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Pelicans need to have Jose do one of those Get Loud videos. The crowd would go wild – 5:45 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado never had a 30-point game at Georgia Tech in 106 career games.
He’s up to 34 points and counting with 5:46 left on this Sunday afternoon in New Orleans.
Also, his 8 3-pointers *doubles* his previous career high from deep (in NOLA or at Ga Tech). – 5:45 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Nuggets defense may need to start picking up Jose Alvarado where Jose picks up opposing ballhandlers, like 80 feet from the basket. He drilled another 3 and has 34 pts on 8/11 three-point shooting. Just utterly ridiculous – 5:45 PM
James Plowright
@British_Buzz
This is and always will be the Jose Alvarado game, the former UDFA is having a night, 8/11 from 3 and up to a career high 34 points (previous high 23) – 5:45 PM
Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
Jose Alvarado’s career high heading into the game was 23 points
He now has 34 points and counting. He’s hit 8 3-pointers in this game and is slicing this Denver defense up. – 5:44 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado is having the game of his LIFE
34 points
8 threes
3 rebounds
2 assists
11-15 FGs
8-11 3PTs
4-5 FTs
ALL IN 22 MINUTES OF ACTION. And there’s 5:46 left to go. – 5:43 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado is up to 34 points, 8-11 on 3s.
His career-high in four years at Georgia Tech was 29 points. – 5:43 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Most 3s Jose Alvarado hit in a game before this was four. He just made his eighth. This is nuts. – 5:43 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Grand Theft Alvarado stealing the hearts of Pelicans’ fans today. – 5:43 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado, more than just an energy guy
theathletic.com/3928237/2022/1…5:41 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Joker connects with AG for the oop 💥 pic.twitter.com/Gd8ROKIeuH5:40 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Pelicans Gameday Ops with an amazing transition to the Awkward Dad Cam – 5:39 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
CAREER HIGH IN POINTS FOR JOSE ALVARADO (29 points and counting) pic.twitter.com/sK4MkrkTYF5:37 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
The entire arena is hungry for Jose Alvarado heat checks and so are his teammates. Jose 29 pts, 7/10 on treys – 5:36 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Bench points
NOP: 48
DEN: 13 – 5:36 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado is asking for more noise from the SKC crowd shortly after hitting his 7th 3-pointer of the night.
If you haven’t been to a Pelicans game in New Orleans yet, please do so. Soon. – 5:34 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jose Alvarado is on fire today. – 5:34 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
JOSE ALVARADO – 5:34 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
the patience in the air from Zion 😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/ZkhEjc3MMG5:32 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Deandre Jordan tackled Zion Williamson right there.
That’s not a basketball play. – 5:31 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jose Alvarado is the latest player to have one of the best games of his career vs. Denver. – 5:28 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Trey Murphy jumping a mile high in NOLA 🍿 pic.twitter.com/Uw9xnOo4ZW5:27 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado with a new career high with 25 points. He’s also got a new career high with 6 3s. – 5:27 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado makes all three free throws to give him a career-high 25 points. He’s 8-11 from the field, 6-8 on 3s. – 5:27 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR
@PelicansPR
Jose Alvarado is up to a career-high 25 points. – 5:26 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
I’m pretty sure 15,000-plus fans would’ve gone ballistic if Zion had made that soaring dunk attempt against Jokic, but Jose Alvarado back early 4Q and hits a 3 to keep it rolling. Then fouled on a 3-point shot. Goes over career high with 3/3 at 25 pts – 5:26 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Ish Smith sagging off of Jose Alvarado now. – 5:26 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado cans his 6th 3-pointer of the night to open the fourth quarter. – 5:25 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 87, Nuggets 81
Alvarado 19 pts
Williamson 18 pts, 4 assts
Valanciunas 13 pts
Pels have 22 assists on 33 baskets. Also held Denver to 21 points in the period. Couple huge dunks by Trey Murphy had The Blender on fire. – 5:24 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Took the lead going into the final frame pic.twitter.com/a8CH6CJHbl5:24 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
One more left
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/GLucecsw1H5:24 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Malone matching AG and Zion’s minutes like y’all wanted. – 5:19 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Business decisions were made.
Can’t blame ‘em. pic.twitter.com/ckhWyY9NTn5:19 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
Nuggets’ defense is hemmoraghing right now. Trey Murphy from 3, and now the other Hernangomez from inside. Pels outscoring them 28-17 in the quarter, and we’re not yet to the bench unit.
(Also, appears Bones has been benched. He played 5 minutes in the first half). – 5:17 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Trey Murphy unleashing the whole arsenal in 3Q, soaring dunks, 30-foot 3s. Meanwhile, Willy Hernangomez throws down a reverse dunk with no one around the basket. Teammates probably loved that one. Pels by 10 and roof about to come off building late 3Q – 5:17 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Trey Murphy was scoreless at half. He’s got 11 points in the third. Pels have opened up a 10-point lead. – 5:16 PM
Shams Charania
@ShamsCharania
Sources: Hawks’ Trae Young and coach Nate McMillan had an exchange at Friday’s shootaround that led to Young choosing not to attend the team’s home win over Denver.
Details on dynamics and managing tensions around Hawks – with @Sam Amick at @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/3968243/2022/1…5:16 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Naji Marshall had a look from deep on the CJ pass. But he passed it up for a better one. Trey Murphy from way downtown and the Pelicans are up 87-77.
SKC crowd is standing and cheering. – 5:16 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Willy Hernangomez is enjoying the battle of MVP centers right about now. – 5:16 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
I am very cool with Denver being unable to make a 3 right now – 5:16 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
The Nuggets were in Atlanta and then New Orleans and are now playing a Sunday afternoon game and can’t shoot. Unsurprising but also disappointing. – 5:15 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Did anyone see Dyson Daniels’ box-out on Nikola Jokic on Denver’s last possession?? 👀 – 5:15 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Aren’t you supposed to CALLING the Pelicans game @JoelMeyersNBA? pic.twitter.com/K6EUq8f4rP5:14 PM

Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
The Pelicans are fun.
Just a legit entertaining team. – 5:13 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
TREY MURPHY IS BLESSIN’ EM ON THIS FINE SUNDAY 😨 pic.twitter.com/am0OHDrWlA5:13 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
TREY MURPHY III FROM THE TOP ROPE 🤯 pic.twitter.com/lhJSrEp80j5:12 PM

James Plowright
@British_Buzz
Trey Murphy wasn’t doing this at Rice in Conference USA, sheesh he’s really improved his athleticism as he’s grown into his body – 5:11 PM
James Plowright
@British_Buzz
Trey Murphy wasn’t doing this at Rice in Conference USA, sheesh he’s really improved as Ana they’re as he’s grown into his body – 5:11 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Two straight monster, uncontested, straight line drive Trey Murphy dunks at the rim. Denver’s defense is in shambles. – 5:10 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Trey Murphy’s snatching Denver’s soul right now. – 5:10 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Trey Murphy is begging Jokic to jump with him. Back-to-back monster dunks from the second-year forward. – 5:09 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Back to back dunks for Trey Murphy III. Strong closeout in him because of his shooting open a lane for him to drive and dunk. You’re seeing the evolution of his game – 5:09 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
TREY MURPHY with another HUGE SLAM over the Joker
What is happening??? – 5:09 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Trey Murphy just put Nikola Jokic on a POSTER.
Better than Herb’s from a year ago?!? – 5:08 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
TREY MURPHY WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! – 5:08 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Zion Dunk
Zion Block
Dyson Layup
Pelicans lead 74-73 midway through the third quarter. – 5:08 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
If Nikola Jokic isn’t scoring or initiating or doing pretty much everything on offense for the Nuggets today, that possession isn’t ending well. – 5:06 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Joker is putting on a performance 😲
30 (75 FG%), 11 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK
6:45 remaining in the 3rd pic.twitter.com/IYyrUrLEyC5:05 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Cold-shooting from CJ McCollum continues. He’s now 2-9 from the field. Really hurting the Pelicans right now that no one else is helping Zion in the scoring department from among starters not named Valanciunas. – 5:04 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Jokic looks visibly tired. Gotta take advantage now – 5:04 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Willy Hernangomez wasn’t moving, didn’t lower a shoulder, nothing.
Illegal screen foul call regardless. SMH – 5:02 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
too fast, too strong.
Zion up to 16 points pic.twitter.com/BvtormRDir5:02 PM

Christian Clark
@cclark_13
That’s 5 fouls on Jonas Valanciunas. We’re about 2 minutes into the second half. – 4:58 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jonas Valanciunas just picked up his 5th foul with 9:54 left in the 3rd – 4:58 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Jonas Valanciunas just picked up his 5th foul.
There’s 9:54 left in the 3Q. – 4:58 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Looked like Jonas thought Jokic flopped on the play in which Valanciunas picked up fourth foul. Jokic knows how cautious JV must be now while guarding him. #Pelicans could take JV out but at this point trying to see what you can get from him. Rhythm’s already out of whack – 4:57 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Joker’s got 7 (of his 28) in the first two minutes of the second half. In other news, he does not look interested in losing this game. – 4:57 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Some first-half highlights for the feed 📹 – 4:56 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Some first-half highlights for the feed 📹 pic.twitter.com/q1q00POhaL4:55 PM

Katy Winge
@katywinge
Nuggets assistant Charles Klask told me at halftime Denver has to find a solution with that second unit.
They will try and run Alvarado off the three point line as an adjustment.
Big difference so far in this game, second unit score is 30-10 in favor of Pelicans. – 4:55 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
The first half story: New Orleans’ bench: 30 points. Denver’s bench: 10 points. – 4:52 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Some stats from the first half 📊
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/lJ1pkBSRnu4:49 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
peep Naji smiling when he gets the steal 😁
plus the tough finish from Larry 😤 pic.twitter.com/l3jcyeyotw4:48 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Frames from the half 📸
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/1knWvTH1gP4:45 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Halftime rotations for the Nuggets as they somehow lead the Pels 60-59:
-Joker: 21-9-5-2, needed all of it
-Murray: 14-3-2 on 5/10
-Bench: 10 points on 4/10, 4 TOVs
-Nuggets +14 w/Joker, -13 w/o Joker pic.twitter.com/Xb3EAeZGoJ4:44 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Jose Alvarado at the half:
19 points
5 threes
2 boards
2 dimes pic.twitter.com/kpobm7SjnX4:43 PM

Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
The Nuggets lead 60-59 at the half to the Pelicans.
Jokic was unstoppable. Has 21 points and 9 rebounds
Murray added 14 points.
Alvarado leads the Pels with 19 points
If you’re Malone; what’s your message to the team? – 4:43 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic with 21 first-half points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and another gash on his arm — he came to play, thankfully. Get Jokic the ball on the block, he’s going to score every time. – 4:43 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Nuggets 60, Pelicans 59
Alvarado 19 pts (5-7 on 3s)
Williamson 14 pts
Valanciuans 10 pts
Jokic 21 pts, 9 rebs, 5 assts
Jokic is doing anything he wants and the Pels are still doing a good job of trading punches. Foul trouble will be big in 2nd half. – 4:42 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
21points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals for Jokic on 8/12 shooting.
Bleeding profusely from both arms and doing all of his damage at the rim but just 2 FTAs. And he is letting the officials know about it. pic.twitter.com/HdEEMHUK5f4:41 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Nuggets 60, Pelicans 59
– Zion: 14p, 5/8 FG, 4/7 FT
– Jose: 19p, 5/7 3P
– JV: 10p, 5/7 FG
Pels: 53.5 FG%, 7/16 3P, 6/11 FT
Nuggets: 50.0 FG%, 5/19 3P, 11/14 FT
Jokic: 21p, 9r, 5a
Nuggets are +14 with Jokic on the floor. They are -13 with him on the bench. – 4:41 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Close one going into the half
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/PmbZ2fV4gk4:41 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
nice dime from CJ for the Naji 3 🎯 pic.twitter.com/vBld05F12B4:40 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Good play call by Willie Green out of the timeout. Hard screen on Gordon by Hernangomez and give Zion a lane to the rim. – 4:33 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Jose Alvarado is approaching his #NBA career high in scoring (23 pts), having only logged 12 minutes of action in 1H. Alvarado 19 pts on 5/6 three-pointers (his only miss was deflected and he didn’t get a great look, trying to rush against the shot clock) – 4:32 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Ish with the acrobatic lay 🤸 pic.twitter.com/VMynBAokb34:31 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
Nikola Jokic and … Jose Alvarado each tied with a game-high 19 points on 7 of 9 shooting, like everyone assumed would happen.
Denver’s reclaimed the lead after a tough bench stretch. – 4:31 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Willy Hernangomez making an impact. Gets a steal of Jokic and then a couple of offensive rebounds later, gets a tip-in.
Pelicans trail 52-51 with 3:40 left in the first half. – 4:29 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Lol that’s gotta be the cheapest assist Zion will ever get – 4:28 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Some early foul trouble for the Pels:
Jonas Valanciunas and Trey Murphy each have three fouls. Jose Alvarado has 2. – 4:28 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Willy Hernangomez summoned for duty mid 2Q after Valanciunas picks up third foul (all guarding Jokic) – 4:24 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Zion should be a gentleman and transfer his inevitable All-Star nod to C.J. McCollum, so he can get his first. – 4:21 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Step-back corner three from Mal. A thing of beauty pic.twitter.com/zc15VAINEM4:20 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Jose Alvarado so far today:
16 PTS
6-6 FG
4-4 3P
He’s played 6 minutes. pic.twitter.com/w8xRszO29P4:20 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jeff Green, who isn’t playing and in street clothes, wouldn’t give the ball to CJ McCollum. Got hit with a technical foul.
This game has been edgy but definitely in a good way. – 4:20 PM
Katy Winge
@katywinge
DeAndre Jordan has been extremely vocal in huddles for the Nuggets in New Orleans. Not only talking strategy and a reminder of coverages, but positive encouragement and a stabilizing voice to get Denver back on track. This has been consistent. – 4:20 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jeff Green just got a tech off the #Nuggets‘ bench. Seemed to interfere with C.J. a bit on the sidelines. – 4:19 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
Jokic checked out with the Nuggets up 13 and will check back in with the Nuggets down 2. Got 5 minutes of rest. – 4:18 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Naji Marshall goodness is so much fun. Steal of Jamal Murray and drive was a bit of an adventure, but he made the right decision with Deandre Jordan closing on him at the rim. Easy deuce for Larry. – 4:17 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Bones got benched. – 4:16 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
JOSE HEAT CHECKIN’
SKC IS POPPIN’ pic.twitter.com/FJCo9JFFQo4:14 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Didn’t expect a Jose Alvarado Game on a Sunday afternoon but here we are.
Jose with 14 points and Pels take a 36-34 lead.
Pelicans are on a 20-5 run since Alvarado entered the game. (That’s 20-4 since Jokic left since Jose entered between Jokic FTs.) – 4:14 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado’s career-high for one game is 4 3-pointers. He’s 4-4 from deep with 10:39 left in the 2nd quarter. – 4:13 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
That’s a 17-4 Pelicans run since Nikola Jokic subbed out. – 4:13 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Steph Alvarado is destroying the #Nuggets. That’s 14 points and 4-of-4 from 3 in … four minutes.
“Jose, Jose, Jose Jose … Jose … Jose” chants ringing throughout the lower bowl. – 4:13 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose has literally taken over this game.
Yes, you read that correctly. In a game featuring Zion Williamson and Nikola Jokic, Alvarado has been the biggest star.
Pelicans have grabbed a 36-34 lead. Simply fantastic. – 4:13 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
This is the Jose Alvarado takeover game! It’s LOUD in the SKC after Jose hits another 3 – 4:12 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Jose Alvarado just embarrassed DeAndre Jordan. Dribble in a circle around him and then hit the 3 over him – 4:12 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Jamal Murray comes back in as Malone attempts to save some minutes for this bench unit. – 4:11 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Joker hoopin’ after the first Q
13 PTS (83.3 FG%), 5 REB, 3 AST pic.twitter.com/HAsIaXqxzy4:11 PM

Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic knew that he had a passive start to last game against the Hawks
Wouldn’t be having another half like that. Already up to 13 points in the 1at quarter on 5/6 shooting.
Aggressive Jok is a force. – 4:10 PM
Trey Kerby
@treykerby
Pelicans and Nuggets both wearing red headbands. – 4:08 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Nuggets 31, Pelicans 27
Williamson 9 pts
Valanciunas 8 pts
McCollum 2 pts, 3 assts
Jokic on the floor: Nuggets +11
Jokic off the floor: Pelicans +7 – 4:08 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
It was an 8-1 run to end the quarter by the Pelicans once Jokic went out.
Denver had no FGs in the final 3:39 of the quarter. Jokic checked out at the 2:03 mark.
Nuggets up 31-27 heading into the 2nd. – 4:08 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Close game after 1st quarter
#Pelicans | @TaxAct pic.twitter.com/trP7py6wNx4:07 PM

Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
Difficult matchup for anybody trying to guard Zion Williamson in space
But a near impossible matchup for Vlatko Cancar and the Pelicans know it.
Zion went straight at it for a few possessions to fight back in the game. – 4:07 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
The Pelicans trailed 30-16. Then Jose Alvarado entered the game.
He and Zion proceeded to dissect the Nuggets’ defense over the final 3:06 of the first quarter. It would only be a 31-29 deficit had Williamson not missed a couple of free throws to close out the frame. – 4:07 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Pelicans cut the lead from 11 to 4 in the 2 minutes Jokic was on the bench. And that’s with Zion missing two free throws. – 4:07 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Like, this is definitely a Zeke Nnaji game? – 4:07 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Zion is the best player with an NFL body playing today. – 4:07 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
What was an 11-point lead when Joker checked out at the 2:03 mark is down to four at the end of the first quarter.
Bench got outscored 8-1 in that time. – 4:07 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“You may know what’s coming, but stopping what’s coming is completely different.”
-@adaniels33 pic.twitter.com/16wmTHzdiV4:07 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Vlatko Cancar guarding Zion Williamson pic.twitter.com/nHYEoYabW54:06 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Another game with Christian Braun out of the rotation. – 4:05 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Zion Williamson. Still unstoppable when used properly. His touch/finishing at the rim is definitely back – 4:04 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado with two big 3s and another bucket off the bench and I’m not surprised.
He was amped up about something during the Pels first timeout. Walked up to half court jawing towards the Denver bench, so much so Willy tried to pull him away somewhat. – 4:03 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Jose Alvarado is an impactful player – 4:02 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Zion having the most points in his first 100 games for anyone since Michael is still a little mind-boggling. More than LeBron, Shaq, a polished Tim Duncan. That’s an OLD mark. – 4:02 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
DeAndre Jordan in against Larry Nance Jr. and I’m a bit concerned. – 4:02 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
COAST TO COAST JOK 🏃‍♂️💨 pic.twitter.com/gnNAE1b9xi3:59 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Jokic loves the Pelicans strategy of just letting him do what he wants. Happened last year, too. They’ve got to try and make life tougher for him. – 3:59 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic with 13 points on 5-6 shoting, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in his first 9 minutes. – 3:59 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Joker’s got 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 9 minutes. – 3:57 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Rough starter just got rougher.
Pelicans had four players on the court. Technical foul.
Lack of focus by everyone, huh? – 3:55 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
TREY WITH THE HALF COURT LOB TO ZION 🔥
SHOWTIME PELS pic.twitter.com/ssRAgV0vPt3:55 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
The Pelicans got a tech after coming out of a free throw with only 4 people on the court.
Not great. – 3:55 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
The Pelicans just got a technical foul because they played with 4 guys on the court…
WTF – 3:55 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
Jokic trying in the first quarter. And dominating poor Val.
11-5-3 in the opening 8 minutes. – 3:55 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans just got a tech because they were playing with 4 players. – 3:55 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
It’s been an exceptionally Jonas-centric offense for #Pelicans early. He subs out at 4/6 FG in 8 mins, 8 pts – 3:54 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Oh, Joker isn’t playing around today – 3:54 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
THAT HALFCOURT LOB TO ZION, TREY MURPHY! – 3:52 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jokic just snatched Valanciunas’ ankles. Off a post move. – 3:52 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Joker always puts it right where it needs to be pic.twitter.com/TJtbNQyTxu3:51 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Jamal Murray just looks so so good again. – 3:49 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Ball was MOVIN’ on this play pic.twitter.com/gqGyWoZVru3:45 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
Night and day start in New Orleans vs. in Atlanta: #Nuggets are engaged defensively, sharing it offensively. Ask @ChrisMarlowe. Told him before the game there’d be a bounceback effort.
Early 8-2 lead. – 3:44 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Good start for Denver. Missed a couple bunnies, but the defense has been solid. Just more in-tune with what the opponent is trying to accomplish. – 3:44 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Zion ➡️ JV to start it off ✅ pic.twitter.com/gNSJ1hFEH73:43 PM

Vinny Benedetto
@VBenedetto
Bruce Brown gets the Nuggets on the board with an open 3 off some solid ball movement in New Orleans. Pelicans playing without Brandon Ingram and Herb Jones. – 3:43 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Zion picking up right where he left off. Fantastic wrap around pass for the assist – 3:42 PM
Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
🏀 Hear why Zion reminds @RealJayWilliams of Michael Jordan 👀 #Pelicans
@Rick Kamla | @adaniels33 pic.twitter.com/mGdWbUzELH3:38 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Alright, let’s see if the Nuggets show a bit more urgency than in any of the previous three games. – 3:36 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Prediction: I think we see a change in the #Nuggets bench rotation after last game. Might mean Zeke. Might mean CB. Just think something’s gotta give after getting beat two nights ago in Atlanta. – 3:26 PM
Katy Winge
@katywinge
Here’s how Coach Malone is looking at the Atlanta loss and getting his team ready for today’s game agains the Pelicans.
What’s the over/under on how many times I say tonight instead of today????
Also injury updates in here.
pic.twitter.com/QqcYWlR1vh3:21 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Pelicans starters:
CJ McCollum
Dyson Daniels
Trey Murphy
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas – 3:18 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Starters:
CJ McCollum
Dyson Daniels
Trey Murphy
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas – 3:17 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Sunday’s Starters
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/ztQmnSHXNv3:16 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Starting 🖐
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/gGnm5CRdw73:15 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Injury Update: Jeff Green, Peyton Watson, and Michael Porter Jr. are OUT for today’s game
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/EUeNjhSHbK3:13 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Bout an hour till Nuggs basketball ⏳ pic.twitter.com/P1DM6bYGT22:45 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Hear what Coach has to say about the Pelicans in his pre-game presser 🎙⬇️ pic.twitter.com/nBKKot3INT2:40 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Alright, Nuggets are still without both Michael Porter Jr. and Jeff Green, meaning Vlatko and Zeke is the likely combo off the bench.
KCP and Bruce Brown are going to have their hands full with Brandon Ingram, while Gordon will get the Zion assignment.
Tough matchup for DEN. – 2:20 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
A prime opportunity for the Nuggets to get a quality road win in New Orleans.
We’ll be live from the Pregame Lounge at 1:
youtu.be/ICICVkMk9VQ2:16 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jeff Green is out tonight, Malone says. – 2:06 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
What’s on GTemp’s pregame playlist? 🔊 pic.twitter.com/ZpMxonkCRD2:05 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
🚨Win a trip for 2 to the away game @ Dallas 1/7/22
Play on the #Pelicans app now before time runs out!
@SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/iAieG7ysKR1:58 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Carhartts are on
#UltraDrip pic.twitter.com/2SMlivZSgr1:56 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
This’ll look good in the Locked On Pelicans studio pic.twitter.com/bSzOfXQBIs1:47 PM

Larry Nance Jr
@Larrydn22
Tonight’s jersey will be our BLUE jerseys! All proceeds raised will be matched and given directly to The Bridge middle school to better the students learning experience!!
https://t.co/HobuldfKb2 pic.twitter.com/f0Xz0dloZy1:42 PM

Larry Nance Jr
@Larrydn22
The Bridge Middle School is the NOLA public school we’re benefiting tonight with our jersey auction!
Here’s how to bid on my GAMEWORN jersey signed and personalized to you!
auctions.neworleanssaints.com/iSynApp/allAuc…1:36 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
gold standard ⭐️
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/T2JQphfJtk1:08 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
What’s the final outcome today 🤔
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/Ue7Itgmdlx12:32 PM

Mike Prada
@MikePradaNBA
The NBA’s newest contender is … the Pelicans?
Yup. They’re 14-8, and there’s a case to be made they’re even better than their record.
@Will Guillory on a team that’s starting to put it all together. theathletic.com/3964119/2022/1…11:33 AM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
What to look out for in the first game of the day 🗞 – 11:30 AM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Imagine if I told you in July that of the 6 teams scheduled by the NFL to play on Christmas — Packers vs. Dolphins, Denver-Rams & Tampa Bay-Arizona, the only one entering Dec. with a winning record would be Miami. Bucks-Celtics at 5 p.m. could eat a (small) bit into Broncos-Rams – 11:10 AM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Injury Report for today’s game ⬇️
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/hFwk6HV7Es11:06 AM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
For fans attending today’s game: a reminder about our Bike Zone in parking lot 3, brought to you by @Chevron, the human energy company!
 
Free, convenient, & protected bike parking across from Champions Square  🙌
 
pic.twitter.com/Fc1Leoiz1a11:03 AM

Michael Singer
@msinger
#Nuggets injury report: Jeff Green’s been upgraded to questionable (knee contusion) and MPJ is still out (heel strain).
It will be Porter’s sixth consecutive game being out. – 10:59 AM
Michael Singer
@msinger
#Nuggets injury report: Jeff Green’s been upgraded to questionable (knee contusion) and MPJ is still out (heel contusion).
It will be Porter’s sixth consecutive game being out. – 10:58 AM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
The Pelicans are legit.
With one of the NBA’s deepest rosters and Zion Williamson playing the best ball of his career, this team looks like it’s ready for the bright lights.
They came into the year as the team of the future. But maybe the future is now.
theathletic.com/3964119/2022/1…10:38 AM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Zion — 23.5 points on 15.2 FGA
Jokic — 22.7 points on 13.4 FGA – 10:34 AM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Game day in NOLA 🎺
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/OIXZrzm4Wf10:27 AM

Katy Winge
@katywinge
Nuggets injury report vs Pelicans:
Jeff Green questionable (right knee contusion)
MPJ out (left heel strain)
Pelicans injury report:
Brandon Ingram out (contusion left great (??) toe)
Herb Jones out (left ankle sprain) – 10:26 AM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Keys to this afternoon’s game versus the Nuggets by @Jim Eichenhofer with a Star Wars themed twist 👀
#Pelicans | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/P9r8h7pnjO10:25 AM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
What was the top photo in the win vs. the Spurs?
1️⃣Larry’s Dunk
2️⃣Zion’s Block
#Pelicans | @socios pic.twitter.com/K8IjXUypi310:23 AM

Christian Clark
@cclark_13
In 3rd grade, Trey Murphy wrote down his ambitions for life on an index card. He wanted to drive a black Lamborghini, and he wanted to play in the NBA.
“He would speak the NBA over his life,” Albeda Murphy said. “He believed even when we didn’t believe.” nola.com/sports/pelican…10:06 AM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Sunday’s 5 things to know presented by @Take5_OilChange (#Pelicans vs. Nuggets at 2:30 p.m., a compelling start to four-game homestand; injury report; Behind the Numbers preview with Star Wars-themed keys; practice report on defense; Green, CJ interviews): https://t.co/9T6VSAWtlJ pic.twitter.com/KFIju5P0KZ10:01 AM

Eurohoops
@Eurohoopsnet
The power duo of Braian Angola and Errick McCollum combined for SIXTY points to lead Pinar Karsiyaka to a big road win over Anadolu Efes
eurohoops.net/en/tbl/1428952…10:00 AM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Wake up! It’s #PelicansGameday!
See y’all there👏
@CoxComm pic.twitter.com/zMhVMvkuzm9:15 AM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Great day for a Sunday Matinee 🍿
🏀 Nuggets
🕖 2:30 pm
📺 @BallySportsNO
📻 @995WRNO
#Pelicans | @SmoothieKing pic.twitter.com/q2X1ELvcZh8:59 AM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
There’s a lot of intrigue surrounding today’s Pelicans-Nuggets matchup.
– Two top Western Conference teams battling
– Jonas Valanciunas vs Nikola Jokic
– Zion Williamson’s O vs Aaron Gordon’s D
– And perhaps Dyson Daniels vs Jamal Murray? https://t.co/jL7JVgibju pic.twitter.com/XrRFbNAtnR7:00 AM

Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics begin the road trip all over this list…
NBA – 3-POINT SHOOTING
1. Watanabe, Bkn
2. BROGDON, BOS
3. Lee, Phx
4. Caldwell-Pope, Den
5. HORFORD, BOS
6. HAUSER, BOS
7. Grant, Por
8. Ingram, NO
9. Olynyk, Utah
10. Green, Dal
11. G. WILLIAMS, BOS
14. WHITE, BOS – 1:39 AM

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