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New Orleans Pelicans (15-14)


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W 131-124
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L 123-130
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W 115-108
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Depth-challenged Nuggets face tall task vs. Pelicans

Guarding DeMarcus Cousins is a difficult task on its own, but when teams have to deal with Anthony Davis too, the job becomes close to impossible.

The two New Orleans big men are dominant individually, and with both on the floor, teams usually have to pick their poison. It helps to be at full strength when playing the Pelicans, but the Denver Nuggets don't have that luxury when they host New Orleans on Friday night.

Denver (15-13) is expected to get center Nikola Jokic back after he missed seven games with a sprained left ankle, but big man Paul Millsap is not playing. That means the Nuggets will have to figure out a way to beat the Pelicans (15-14) while short-handed in the frontcourt.

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Leaders
Points: DeMarcus Cousins26.1
Rebounds: DeMarcus Cousins12.5
Assists: Rajon Rondo8.0
FG%: Anthony Davis57.0%
Steals: DeMarcus Cousins1.55
Blocks: Anthony Davis1.88
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.5 (29)
Rebounds: 43.4 (17)
Assists: 24.0 (21)
FG%: 46.5% (22)
FT%: 77.8% (24)
3P%: 36.8% (20)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.8 (4)
Rebounds: 43.1 (16)
Assists: 26.7 (2)
FG%: 49.0% (2)
FT%: 74.7% (21)
3P%: 38.0% (6)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 22 4 .846 --
San Antonio 19 9 .679 4.0
New Orleans 15 14 .517 8.5
Memphis 8 20 .286 15.0
Dallas 8 21 .276 15.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/12/2017 Josh Smith Waived
10/28/2017 Josh Smith Signed as Free Agent
10/22/2017 Jordan Crawford Waived
10/22/2017 Jameer Nelson Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2017 Cliff Alexander Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/11/2017 Tony Allen Sore left knee
10/17/2017 Alexis Ajinca Sore knee
9/1/2017 Frank Jackson Right foot fracture
8/28/2017 Solomon Hill Hamstring surgery
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