Detroit Pistons (11-34, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (23-21, sixth in the Western Conference)Denver; Sunday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic leads Denver into a matchup with Detroit. He ranks eighth in the league averaging 25.9 points per game.The Nuggets are 12-9 in home games. Denver is 11-13 in games decided by 10 points or more.The Pistons are 4-20 in road games. Detroit is 4-17 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.0 turnovers per game
Led by Ja Morants 38 points, six rebounds and six assists, the Grizzlies defeated the Nuggets, 122-118. Nikola Jokic recorded his 4th consecutive triple-double as he tallied 26 points (11-16 FG), 11 rebounds and 12 assists for the Nuggets in the losing effort. The Grizzlies improve to 32-16 on the season, while the Nuggets fall to 23-21.
DENVER (AP) Ja Morant scored 38 points and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame Nikola Jokic's fourth straight triple-double to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-118 on Friday night. Morant scored on floaters, runners, fadeaways, 3-pointers, an emphatic alley-oop and driving layups while slicing through a variety of Nuggets defenders. ''I was able to get to my spots on the floor, which I excel at,'' Morant said.