The Nuggets are in the Q tonight, and you know what that means: one of Cleveland’s favorite sons is back in town. That’s right, Mark Price returns to town as a Nuggets assistant. With Mark in the ranks, is it any wonder that Denver at 6-1 is one of the biggest early season surprises in the NBA.
The Nuggets are coming off a last second overtime win in Chicago last night, so the Cavs do have the schedule makers on their side in this one. Denver won when no one boxed out Paul Millsap and he put back a Jokic miss to put Denver up 107-106.
Denver is potent for sure with Jokic playing like the NBA’s best center with averages of 22/11/7, and Gary Harris averaging 19. The Nuggets are 13th in offense, and a surprising 4th in defense, so getting going early against them will be key.
For Cleveland, expect J.R. Smith to sit out as well as Kevin Love. Denver’s missing Will Barton, Isaiah Thomas, Jarred Vanderbilt, and (of course) Michael Porter Jr.
In other news…
— Fred McLeod (@CavsFredMcLeod) November 1, 2018
Cleveland has a chance because of the scheduling Gods. Running early and often will be key. Let’s go, Wine and Gold.