Live stream: Nuggets 99, Pelicans 98

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Live stream: Nuggets 99, Pelicans 98

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The Denver Nuggets (34-14) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (26-22) at Smoothie King Center

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Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 24, 2023

Denver Nuggets 99, New Orleans Pelicans 98 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
I’ve said this before, but it remains true: @Portland Trail Blazers are in 12th place in the West, but only 3 1/2 games back of Pelicans in 4th & 2 1/2 games behind Clippers in 5th. Wins over Utah, Toronto and Atlanta to close out homestand would put them at .500 & back in the mix
#RipCity1:29 AM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The Pelicans were without Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. They lost Dyson Daniels to injury. They trailed by 19 points.
They came oh so close to beating Nikola Jokic and the No. 1 Nuggets thanks to Jose, Larry and Willy, losing by a single point. https://t.co/rLaqEUiNod pic.twitter.com/m4Mfu86DLz1:25 AM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
After his 46-point game against the LA Clippers, LeBron James is just 178 points away from passing Kareem for the No. 1 all-time scorer in NBA history.
Up next:
vs.Spurs (01/25)
@ Celtics (01/28)
@ Nets (01/30)
@ Knicks (01/31)
@ Pacers (02/02)
@ Pelicans (02/04)
#LakeShow #NBA12:23 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
At his current pace of 30.2 points per game, if he doesn’t miss games, LeBron James is on pace to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Saturday, Feb. 4 in New Orleans.
Tonight’s 46 points moved up the target. It had been Feb. 7 vs. OKC. – 12:18 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic has still shot under 50% from the floor in just one game this season. – 12:05 AM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
See y’all tomorrow ✌️ pic.twitter.com/IQOTnNZdZi12:00 AM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
finals numbers from tonight’s game:
@CJ McCollum: 20 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast
@AlvaradoJose15: 17 pts, 3 ast, 8/12 fg
@Willy Hernangomez: 12 pts, 6 reb, 1 stl
@Larry Nance Jr: 10 pts, 6 reb, 1 blk
@JValanciunas: 14 pts, 9 reb, 3 oreb
@treymurphy: 10 pts, 6 reb, 1 stl
#Pelicans | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/JKKPM0dbPs11:52 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Let them cook 🧑‍🍳 👨‍🍳 pic.twitter.com/Y3sJPyxotG11:30 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Asked about #Pelicans outlook amid tough stretch, Jose Alvarado said, “First of all, what are we, top five in the West? We’ve been (at) the bottom last year. There is no such thing as a panic. Once we get (Zion and Ingram) back, we know we’re going to be on track.” – 11:22 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
With their 4th straight win, the Suns are now just 2 games out of 4th. Pelicans hold that spot and have lost 5 straight. – 11:17 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
The Denver Nuggets are now 15-0 when Nikola Jokić records a triple-double. Come for the thoughtful answers, stay for the Nuggets fans taking over and chanting MVP at the end pic.twitter.com/GMh8Dp4g1p11:12 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Bruce got it done on both ends of the floor tonight 🤝 pic.twitter.com/f7y2hGNZwF11:06 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Willy Hernangomez said he felt he was open on the final play. Said Herb told him he was sorry he missed him and called it a “learning experience.” pic.twitter.com/5Qgzot85qj11:02 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jamal Murray played 40 minutes tonight, including 21 of the 24 second half minutes.
The Nuggets play Jrue Holiday and the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow night on a back-to-back, potentially without Bones Hyland or Michael Porter Jr.
THAT…is a tough spot for Malone and Murray. – 10:57 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado introduces his two children, Naz and Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/UCLxNEaW3x10:55 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Photos from Pelicans-Nuggets 📸 – 10:51 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Getting the win tonight was a big deal. Hope Denver goes full Load Management tomorrow night against the Bucks, lets their bench get a bunch of minutes. – 10:51 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Bruce couldn’t contain himself when he got the DPOG chain 🥶 pic.twitter.com/lUoiFPrFGd10:49 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
So close for the Pelicans but there is good news on the way
Full podcast coming soon, including breaking down the final play of the game
https://t.co/D3rFGvVdMB pic.twitter.com/96fzhblNXk10:47 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Willy Hernangomez now telling media that he’s also sad about the team not getting the win on Naji Marshall’s birthday.
You can see why he’s regarded as a great locker room presence, at a minimum, with my last two tweets. – 10:44 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Dyson Daniels leaving the Smoothie King Center in a walking boot and crutches.
Caught Willy Hernangomez telling someone he’s sad because his “little brother” — DD — is hurt. – 10:39 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach Malone said one of the coaches told him the game ended on a 10-2 New Orleans run. He said no, it ended on a 2-0 Nuggets run.
“Glass half full.” – 10:32 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans erase 19-point deficit to take lead in final minute, but Nuggets pull off 99-98 road victory in New Orleans with go-ahead hoop from Nikola Jokic. Jose Alvarado 12 pts in 4Q to lead rally. @PanzuraNews postgame wrap: https://t.co/JQo1TEy0Vh pic.twitter.com/7DTnEr0bNZ10:27 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Comes back and hits a game-winner
One of one 🃏 pic.twitter.com/c6ePZwtW9r10:26 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Jokic returns and the losing streak ends at one. Come hang out in the Winner’s Lounge with us.
✅ Jokic’s 4th straight triple-double
✅ Murray leading the bench
✅ Nuggets play big, to mixed results
✅ The rare double munder
youtu.be/OPWX-ocndj010:23 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
That was Nikola Jokic’s 4th-straight triple-double and his 6th triple-double in his last seven games. – 10:22 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Let’s talk about another Nuggets win
youtube.com/watch?v=OPWX-o…10:21 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Final rotations for the Nuggets as they defeat the Pelicans 99-98:
-Joker: 25-10-11, game-winning floater
-Murray: 25 points, 7 assists, 3 steals, a bit shaky by the 40th minute but understandable
-3/17 from 3 in 2H
Nuggets go to 34-14 on the year, tied with Boston in losses pic.twitter.com/30lLzs11fF10:19 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb missed Willy cutting to the rim, instead hitting McCollum for the corner 3-ball. CJ missed. Referees had a pow-wow, discussing a potential foul. Then Eric Lewis, the head referee, waved it off, saying we’re going to OT in a 99-98 game. They quickly fixed their error. SMH – 10:18 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Nuggets 99, Pelicans 98
– CJ: 20p, 4r, 4a
– Jose: 17p, 8/12 FG, 3a
– Willy: 12p, 6r
– JV: 14p, 9r
Pels: 44.7 FG%, 5/26 3P, 17/20 FT
Nuggets: 48.8 FG%, 11/33 3P, 10/13 FT – 10:18 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Nikola Jokic tonight:
25 PTS
11 REB
10 AST
Game-winning bucket. pic.twitter.com/JKueEvFfL910:18 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Final: Nuggets 99, Pelicans 98. Denver survives despite a pretty lackluster second half. – 10:18 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Nuggets 99, Pelicans 98
Pelicans were down 19. Almost came all the way back. CJ’s potential game-winner didn’t go down.
Jose Alvarado scored 12 of his 17 in the fourth.
New Orleans has lost 5 straight. – 10:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Nuggets hung on to beat the Pelicans. They are now just a half-game behind the Celtics for the best record in the NBA. – 10:18 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
JOKER WITH ICE IN HIS VEINS pic.twitter.com/AmOdtZ44vc10:17 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Fought till the very end. We are back at it tomorrow pic.twitter.com/BpVZvzGGDb10:17 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
CJ McCollum had a good look in the corner after getting Aaron Gordon to jump.
Pelicans just lost their 10th game in the last 13.
They have lost five in a row for the first time this season. – 10:17 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Quite the comeback for the Pels tonight (Wolves’ opponent tomorrow), even though they ultimately came up short against Denver. Good news for the Wolves is that game was quite the grind. – 10:17 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets only score 16 points in the 4th quarter but survive in NOLA. They hold the Pelicans to only 98 points on the road. Great win. – 10:17 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
It’s over. #Nuggets hang on. They’re now 34-14. – 10:17 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Hernangomez was WIIIIIDE open under the basket but the inbound went to McCollum in the corner, who misses as time expires. Officials reviewing to see if they should put time back on clock; would be KCP shooting free throws if so. – 10:16 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Pels go no timeout with 16 seconds left after Jokic go-ahead score, end up with a tough McCollum fadeaway over Bruce Brown. Getting the ball back after a scramble under the basket with 3.7 seconds left, down by a single point. Good place for Nuggets to insert Mason Plumlee. – 10:14 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans trailed by as many as 19 in this game.
Willy Hernangomez just gave them a 98-97 lead with 36.9 to go. – 10:13 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
TWO straight turnovers by Jamal Murray in attempting to hit Nikola Jokic with a pass in the last minute.
And now Willy Hernangomez is going to the free throw line with a chance to put the Pelicans ahead. – 10:12 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
TWO straight turnovers by the Nuggets, as Jamal Murray fails to hit Nikola Jokic with a pass.
And now Willy Hernangomez is going to the free throw line with a chance to put the Pelicans ahead. – 10:12 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans are not taking no for an answer. Jose another layup and it’s Den by 1 with a minute left – 10:11 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado’s runner cuts the deficit to just a single point, at 97-96. One minute remains. (1:02 to be exact.) Incredible display of heart by The Second Line. – 10:10 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets being unable to stop Jose Alvarado is a bad look. – 10:10 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets just cannot grab an offensive rebound tonight. – 10:06 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Wish the 25-year Magic extension was still legal so the Pelicans could give it to Jose. – 10:05 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
there are Nuggets fans who will be completely bewildered when Jose Alvarado doesn’t make the All-Star team. – 10:04 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Point Jokic walking the dog off the inbound and running clock lol – 10:03 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
There goes Nikola Jokic’s NBA-leading 15th triple-double.
23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. – 10:02 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
The timing on that Jokic pass to the corner 🤌 – 10:02 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Five minutes left, Joker has his triple-double. Yawn. – 10:02 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Alright, the Nuggets have made this game harder for themselves than they’ve needed to.
Joker specifically has just not put in the kind of movement necessary to protect the rim at all.
The last 6 minutes need to be his best there. – 10:01 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Larry Nance, Jose Alvarado and Willy Hernangomez have helped cut the Pelicans’ deficit against the Nuggets to 91-88 in the last few minutes.
FWIW, Billy’s plus-minus is currently at a team-high + 11. (Jaxson’s is -10.) – 10:00 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Just checked and uh… Jose Alvarado apparently has HoF Giant Slayer, Slithery, Acrobat, Fearless Finisher and Bully equipped tonight. – 10:00 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jose Alvarado with 8 points in the fourth quarter already. Has dragged the Pels back into this game. – 9:59 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Michael Malone motioned toward the basket where Jose Alvarado just scored on multiple drives, seeming to indicate Nuggets need to do a better job of not allowing him to get to rim and score easily. Alvarado on previous fast break took it right to and over Jokic – 9:59 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets can’t stop Jose Alvarado again. – 9:59 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jose on one rn 🔥
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Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Larry Nance and Jose Alvarado have cut the Pelicans’ deficit to 89-85! – 9:58 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Tremendous happy feet by Sean Corbin in demonstrating why Aaron Gordon traveled. Tap-dancer quality. – 9:57 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Jose and Billy love playing the Nuggets at home – 9:54 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado with such a pretty finish, dribbling and finishing all in the same motion with his right hand — reminiscent of how Ja Morant likes to finish
That basket cuts the Pelicans deficit to 85-80 with 8:51 remaining. – 9:54 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jamal’s created some good shots in this bench stretch and it’s just been brick city.
This is why it’s so important for the defense to travel on the road. Hasn’t been a great defensive night despite Denver’s lead. They’re benefiting from some shot luck. – 9:53 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jose Alvarado is probably not going to score 38 against the Nuggets this time, but he’s coming up with big baskets in 4Q as #Pelicans continue to chip away at deficit. His confidence keeping dribble alive and shooting over bigs gets him a couple hoops – 9:53 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Heading to the 4th 🏀
#Pelicans | @AmeriHealthLA pic.twitter.com/Ov7ww83eM49:48 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
SKC with signs of life since the first quarter. The Pelicans had closed the gap to 7 after a Jose Alvarado lay-in, but the difference stands at 83-74 at the end of the third.
There’s a chance, especially if the defense can hold the Nuggets to 20 points in a frame again. – 9:48 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jose Alvarado runner and charge drawn in the final minute. Pels haven’t let go of the rope. Within single digits headed into the fourth. – 9:47 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Pelicans did what they needed to do in that quarter. Credit to them for fighting and winning the minutes Jokic was on the bench. now we enter the danger zone – 9:47 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Denver’s “others” have really let go of the rope here. Just missing everything and fouling everyone. – 9:45 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Analysis: Was a good strategy not to let Jose Alvarado go off for 38 points. He’s got three through most of three quarters. – 9:44 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
For a career third center Willy Hernangomez has done remarkably well against Jokic — huge factor in win in December, strong run off bench against tonight. – 9:41 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets have scored just 16 points in 8 minutes. A bunch of misses in spots where they normally make.
Done a great job for most of the night, but this is a crucial part of the game. – 9:40 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Little contact never hurt CB
He’s got 5 off the bench pic.twitter.com/LQFVimWEkw9:39 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
really gotta stop leaving Trey open from three pic.twitter.com/gF75GO5TLw9:38 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Christian Braun just gave a great contest on a corner 3, then beat everybody down the floor for a layup. The kid is so good. – 9:37 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Classic AG slam if you ask us pic.twitter.com/T1Umcozzr29:34 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
With Dyson Daniels out rest of game, Garrett Temple on the floor mid 3Q. His last appearance (non-blowout) was Jan. 7 at Dallas when McCollum was a DNP – 9:34 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Aaron Gordon looks flustered and tired. – 9:33 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
good second effort from JV
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📻: @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/hsyxSgTNbW9:29 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
That’s a horrible foul call on Joker. – 9:24 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bruce Brown: good Jokic player. – 9:21 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Halftime scribbles
Some really good cleanup in the 2nd quarter. Just 1 turnover to 10 assists for Denver.
Limit offensive rebounds and second chance points in the second half. pic.twitter.com/TgfkJYOn6L9:20 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Mal had himself a half 🔥
19 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST pic.twitter.com/wisLPnsUW29:15 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans had something good with those Jaxson at the 4 minutes when Zion was hurt last season. Hasn’t been the same this season. He’s got 2 points at halftime. – 9:09 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Halftime rotations for the Nuggets as they lead the pelicans 63-47:
-Murray: 19 points and 4 assists on 12 shots, 0 turnovers
-Joker: 13-5-5 on 9 shots
-Double digit + for the entire bench group of Murray, Braun-Vlatko-Jeff-Zeke
The Pels are injured, but bench stint is notable. pic.twitter.com/G6jQpkV3gR9:08 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
That groove the Nuggets have been in for the last 1.5 months? They’re still in it. Incredible 1st half in New Orleans. – 9:06 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Nuggets 63, Pelicans 47
– CJ: 14p, 7/14 FG
– Trey: 7p
– JV: 7p, 5r
– Dyson: out for game with ankle injury
Pels: 38.6 FG%, 4/17 3P, 9/11 FT
Nuggets: 58.5 FG%, 8/16 FT, 7/8 FT – 9:06 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Halftime: Denver 63, New Orleans 47. Just a professional thumping of a shorthanded opponent by an elite, healthy team. Jamal Murray 19 points for the Nuggets. – 9:05 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Joker’s thrown two blind passes to the corner in Denver’s last four possessions. – 9:03 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
WOW that Jokić no look pass to Bruce Brown in the corner 🔥 Brown has learned to always be ready – 9:01 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Bruce doin’ a bit of everything pic.twitter.com/qyahSc69Jo9:00 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Dyson Daniels is out. Pelicans calling it a right ankle injury. – 8:57 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans say Dyson Daniels will not return to tonight’s game because of a right ankle injury. – 8:57 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans are 28th in offense during the 3-9 stretch. They’ve got 35 points with 4:17 left in the first half. Have to work so hard to score right now. – 8:57 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Dyson Daniels (right ankle injury) will not return to tonight’s game, per Pelicans. – 8:56 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Dyson Daniels (right ankle injury) will not return to tonight’s game. – 8:56 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
After momentarily laying on the floor, CJ McCollum was grabbing at his right abdominals/hip area after the last Denver possession, but he’s staying in the game. – 8:51 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
This has been a special defensive stretch from Denver’s bench. Zeke Nnaji, Christian Braun, Vlatko Cancar making plays all over the floor. – 8:51 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Meanwhile outside in New Orleans
(remember the Denver Nuggets are on a back-to-back and play at Milwaukee tomorrow, we are supposed to fly out after the game) pic.twitter.com/41IwyjvZdR8:49 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Dyson Daniels was in pain after appearing to turn his right ankle. Was barely putting any pressure on it as he was helped back to the locker room. – 8:46 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Dyson Daniels is down and grabbing at his right ankle.
He’s being helped by teammates to the locker room. He’s putting very little pressure as he walks to the back. – 8:46 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Dyson Daniels appears to have rolled his right ankle pretty severely on that floater attempt. He’s in legitimate pain. Has to be helped off the floor and to the locker room by teammates on either side of him. – 8:46 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
“Goodbye Herb Jones.”
Murray – 8:45 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Dyson Daniels down grabbing his right ankle, think he came down on a foot after shooting a floater in the paint. – 8:45 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
I am an old, of course. But supposedly the Nuggets/Bucks game is somewhere in VR in the Meta Horizon but hell if I can find it. – 8:45 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Already a couple of elite defensive possessions from Christian Braun in this one. – 8:42 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Jamal Murray step-back 3 sends Pels to a TO. Interesting to see Denver’s second unit without Bones, who’s usually the best breakdown guy off the bench. Onus shifts to Murray, with a very unique lineup of CB, Vlatko, Jeff Green and Zeke. – 8:42 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
This DEN-NOP game is being called too tight. Lots of good interior players but too many touch fouls both ways so far. – 8:40 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Jok didn’t miss a beat 🤝
11 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST in the first quarter pic.twitter.com/e128BwtAAy8:37 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Really good defensive energy from Denver to start tonight. – 8:36 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Some fun lineup combinations so far tonight from the Nuggets including a Zeke-Vlatko-Jokic front court trio.
8 FGAs for Jokic already. 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. – 8:35 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jamal Murray, who was just content to run out the clock after catching the inbounds pass, didn’t appreciate Jose Alvarado going for a steal with 2.2 seconds left. Jose’s smallest of pushes in retaliation stated plainly “tough shit.”
Pelicans trail Nuggets 28-24 after one. – 8:35 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Game within the game, as ever: Will Nuggets give up a 14-0 run in the non-Jokic minutes? Closed quarter with a rousing 2-0 run after Joker went out. – 8:34 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
End of the first in NOLA 🏀
#Pelicans | @TaxAct pic.twitter.com/41WSPssi0P8:34 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Smoothie King Center ends the first quarter bumping Mase’s Welcome Back.
Joker responds accordingly with 11 points, 4 rebounds and two assists in his first 11 minutes … back. – 8:34 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Really interesting rotation the Nuggets have used so far. They’re matching the Pels’ size and playing super big forwards everywhere. – 8:33 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
#Nuggets so insistent on getting Jamal Murray off the ball, they’re using Vlatko Cancar to bring the ball up. – 8:30 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Before the game against the Pelicans, JB Bickerstaff was asked about Rubio/DG/Don lineups and I think what he said resonates with some of the lineups we’re going to see as the #Cavs get healthier as a team. pic.twitter.com/qEj5iNYykB8:28 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Some general sloppiness from the Nuggets here. Joker’s probably a bit winded in his first game back in a few days. 3 three-pointers and a couple odd turnovers.
The transition defense on the road is Denver’s biggest weakness as a team. – 8:28 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Side benefit of Jokic missing the last two games due to that hamstring? Gets to rest his wrist. He’s already put up three 3-pointers in eight minutes. Hardly ever does that. Meanwhile, #Nuggets playing sloppy, giving away FB points to the Pels. – 8:27 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Herb Jones already 2 stl in 1Q, playing the passing lanes. Denver’s Michael Malone looked irked that Nuggets didn’t run back hard enough after Jones’ second steal, because Jones was able to miss fast-break layup, grab rebound on other side of basket with little resistance – 8:27 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Already three 3-point attempts for Nikola Jokic nine minutes into the 1st quarter. That’s too many. – 8:27 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Subtle thing but that was really good footwork by Nuggets rookie Christan Braun to sidestep an off-ball screen and stay within contact of C.J. McCollum, stopped him from walking into an open J. – 8:25 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
First two guys off the bench? Zeke Nnaji and Christian Braun.
Malone raved about Braun (while watching from the Malone basement). – 8:23 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Starting Jaxson Hayes next to Jonas Valanciunas sometimes benefited Willy Hernangomez last season in terms of more minutes off the bench. After Jonas picks up 2 fouls, Hernangomez subs in early – 8:20 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Valanciunas in early foul trouble which likely means more Willy Hernangomez. Not necessarily a great thing for Denver.
Nuggets a bit hot and cold to start. Threes have been pretty good for sure. – 8:20 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Nothing makes you appreciate Jokic’s passes like seeing one of his teammates attempt a Jokic pass. – 8:18 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Big fan of Herb Jones initiating a lot of offense early. Gets CJ off the ball more to begin possessions, allowing him to conserve more energy and increase his level of comfortability.
Good move, Willie Green. – 8:18 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
reporting a Jona3 sighting 👀
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New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
yeah…that’s how we drew it up pic.twitter.com/g20PonZYQ38:13 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Did Jokic just do a two-handed “too small” after scoring on Valanciunas? – 8:13 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Blender pregame scenes: Jonas Valanciunas dapped up Mo Bart so hard, Bart recoiled. – 8:11 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
let’s get it.
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/wINWRedQCC8:00 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Larry’s jersey auction tonight benefits Andrew Wilson Charter School!
Bid for @Larry Nance Jr‘s jersey ➡️ https://t.co/xrVtpWCPIT pic.twitter.com/JqD7F3Y1J87:44 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Did the Pelicans just release a 10th anniversary logo on the big screen? pic.twitter.com/PEglI5uF0F7:42 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Still no Ingram, no Marshall for Pels. Hyland and Porter out for Denver. pic.twitter.com/9RlLS8RgUF7:41 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jaxson Hayes will be in the starting lineup for the Pelicans-Nuggets matchup.
Also, Brandon Ingram’s odds of playing tomorrow against the Timberwolves are really good and Zion Williamson has received the green light to introduce some physical activity. https://t.co/DeoFL3RZ0M pic.twitter.com/YiYMziiYfr7:35 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Starters:
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Trey Murphy
Jaxson Hayes
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Tonight’s first 5️⃣
🏀 CJ
🏀 Herb
🏀 Trey
🏀Jaxson
🏀 Jonas
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/hKUGnmWrQP7:31 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Starting 🖐
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/AJjQEdiw4l7:30 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
feels good to be back at the crib pic.twitter.com/jkWaPdUNya7:21 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
The crew welcomed @Royce Young in and looked back on the team’s most recent road games at Sacramento and Denver. The Thunder Basketball Universe is presented by @COOPAleWorks.
YouTube | https://t.co/mFawCVjXBE
Spotify | https://t.co/pLrX598sZt
Apple | https://t.co/tR6vzEaYas pic.twitter.com/JXVngbmrQD7:19 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic is available tonight, I’m told. – 7:08 PM
Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22
Tonight’s home game means another gameworn jersey auction!!
We’re representing Andrew Wilson Charter School for tonight’s game!
Help us support NOLA public school tonight by bidding on my jersey from tonight game! Signed and personalized to YOU!
auctions.neworleanssaints.com/iSynApp/allAuc…7:02 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Bobby Portis was in a good mood walking out of Detroit and felt he’d be fine after a Pistons player fell into his right knee.
Today, one of the #Bucks few iron-men is listed with a sprained knee. He is out vs. the #Nuggets tomorrow. – 7:01 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
It’s going to be at least another two weeks before we see Zion. The good news is that Brandon Ingram will be back soon. Hopefully, Willie Green indicated, Ingram can return tomorrow. nola.com/sports/pelican…7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
cozy tapes
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/T9YCKhKmWw6:55 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
MPJ and Bones Hyland are out tonight for the Nuggets.
Nikola Jokić will be a game time decision, but Malone said he is trending as probable. Went through his normal warmup here in New Orleans. – 6:53 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
The Bucks have submitted an injury report for Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets.
OUT:
Bobby Portis (right knee sprain)
Serge Ibaka (not with team)
Probable:
MarJon Beauchamp (right wrist contusion) – 6:52 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Back at the SKC – @ErinESummers with a preview of tonight’s battle with the Nuggets! 👏
#Pelicans | @Ibotta pic.twitter.com/ZZnTHovvJo6:48 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Runway lighting
#ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/T1E2PDcP0r6:45 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Michael Malone said Nikola Jokic “is trending toward probable” in terms of playing tonight vs. #Pelicans , will see how he feels after pregame workout – 6:41 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Michael Malone: Nikola Jokic is “trending toward probable.”
Added Bones Hyland won’t play tonight due to his finger sprain. – 6:41 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Michael Malone says Bones Hyland will not play.
Says Nikola Jokic is leaning towards playing but they will let him warm up first before making a final decision on his status tonight. – 6:41 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Zion Williamson injury update: Pelicans star healing as expected, hamstring will be re-evaluated in two weeks
cbssports.com/nba/news/zion-…6:37 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Dressed to impress 🤝
#Pelicans | @ankr pic.twitter.com/AoRNV6QtnF6:28 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green says Brandon Ingram (left big toe contusion) will not play tonight. Neither will Naji Marshall (right big toe soreness).
Green wouldn’t commit to Ingram playing tomorrow but there is optimism he could return then. – 6:22 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram and Naji Marshall are out, Willie Green says. Pelicans are “hopeful” Ingram can play tomorrow. – 6:20 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Greetings from New Orleans, where the Nuggets player development team is getting them ready to take on the Pelicans tonight. pic.twitter.com/CkuESvddLC6:18 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Willie Green “absolutely” views the latest Zion Williamson news as a positive. – 6:16 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Pelicans say Zion Williamson (hamstring) is progressing well and healing as expected. He’ll be reevaluated in two weeks, which likely means he won’t return until sometime after the Kings visit New Orleans on Feb. 5. The Kings will also play the Pelicans
March 3 and April 4. – 6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Now’s your chance! Go play #CourtsideChallenge in the FanZone of the #Pelicans app and you could win a JV signed basketball!
@SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/jtCzYvvkU56:00 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert, who played last night after missing the last three games with groin soreness, is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game in New Orleans with groin soreness.
Taurean Prince (ankle), Jordan McLaughlin (calf) and Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) remain out. – 5:53 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota @Minnesota Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tomorrow’s game at New Orleans:
QUESTIONABLE
Gobert – Right Groin Soreness
OUT
McLaughlin – Left Calf Strain
Minott – G League Assignment
Prince – Left Ankle Sprain
Towns – Right Calf Strain – 5:51 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Per Pelicans, Zion Williamson to be re-evaluated in two weeks (hamstring): pic.twitter.com/QBG6tPYYKk5:51 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson’s injury is progressing as expected and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks, per team. pic.twitter.com/8crPK8zATU5:50 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Zion Williamson’s hamstring is healing “as expected and he is making good progress with his recovery,” per the Pelicans.
He will be re-evaluated in two weeks. pic.twitter.com/GvGsJYbSuu5:50 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Pelicans say Zion Williamson is making “good progress” with his recovery from a right hamstring injury and will be re-evaluated again in two weeks. – 5:50 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
The Pelicans say an MRI showed that Zion’s hamstring is healing as expected and he will be re-evaluated again in two weeks. – 5:48 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Update on Zion: he was recently re-evaluated for his right hamstring injury. The re-evaluation showed that his hamstring is healing as expected, and progressing well with his recovery. pic.twitter.com/aGkXjHcrKu5:47 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
There’s a reason people are very high on Peyton Watson. He’s healthy and back with the team. pic.twitter.com/c9AFAkleOt5:42 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
I am taking 2023 as an opportunity to take a muffuletta journey around greater New Orleans.
Any places (besides Central Grocery) you’d recommend to check out? – 5:03 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Road scores
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/pleSVdGDUW4:51 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Lots of Marlins nuggets from @CraigMish and me, including another major change likely coming for Chisholm. PLUS Arraez trade fallout and background info; who will oversee his move to CF; Gurriel news; open jobs; evaluator on what’s left post-Salas; more: miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/mia…4:27 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
everyone needs a knife to cut the cake, luckily we have one in the building!
make sure y’all tell @marshall_naji8 happy birthday 🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/hpgNmrL7wK4:23 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Injury Report for tonight’s game in New Orleans ⬇️
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/8JrzVA0dse4:07 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Some good perspective on Sam Hauser’s slump from Hauser, Paolo Banchero and his old teammate Trey Murphy III @CelticsCLNSclnsmedia.com/sam-hauser-tal…3:32 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live!
🏀 Brandon Ingram is set to return but when will he play and how often?
🏀 Terry Rozier as a trade target?
🏀 Doug McDermott could be a good, smaller move
🎧 https://t.co/ryymQQcjwa
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/hbuCtSAxnw3:30 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A disturbing trend for the Pelicans when breaking down their performances by quarter over their last 12 games, which has resulted in a 3-9 record. pic.twitter.com/53pXqQFxkJ3:22 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
There’s an easy explanation for the New Orleans Pelicans’ losing ways.
The schedule has been brutal, key players have been out and the remaining roster is struggling through some fatigue, confidence issues and uncomfortable roles. https://t.co/5oDEQb4OQ3 pic.twitter.com/mpSEiNYBDm3:00 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Life hack: Walking around New Orleans wearing a N95 mask. Not to prevent COVID, but to prevent my face from freezing off. – 2:46 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
back to basics. see y’all at the SKC tonight 🫡 pic.twitter.com/n7xoShmGab2:20 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Looks like Jack White is with the Nuggets to start their 3-game road trip. – 2:16 PM

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