Defending Champion Raptors (52-19) will face Nuggets (46-26) on the final day of seeding games in Orlando. Here we look at the Match Preview and TV schedule for the game.
The final day for seeding games is here, the NBA restart in the confined boundaries has given fans the excitement that they were missing in the global pandemic.
There was a lot of uncertainty going into the Bubble with all the talk around player safety, but the NBA has ensured that everyone is safe and the players have responded by putting up a spectacle for everyone to enjoy.
The race for the play-in tournament was a brilliant one that culminated today, with the Suns being knocked out despite having an 8-0 record in the Bubble.
Blazers and Grizzlies have made it though, with the Blazers having the upper hand, thanks to their form and because they need just 1 win out of a possible 2 games in the play-in tournament.
Today in the final match, No.3 seed Nuggets in the West will take on No.2 seed Raptors in the East. The game has not much in it as both sides have secured the seeding and today’s result won’t change anything. The two teams will look to give thier bench some playing minutes in the Bubble.
Where to watch Nuggets vs Raptors on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 1:30 PM ET and can be watched on the following Platforms:
- NBA TV
- Altitude Sports
- Live stream on FuboTV.com
Perfect way to spend your afternoon.
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Nuggets vs Raptors Preview
The Nuggets lost to Clippers on Wednesday 111-124, which restricted their chance of moving up in the table. A win against Clippers and a win today with LA Clippers losing to OKC Thunder would have put Nuggets in the 2nd spot. However, that is out of the question now.
Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic are playing well in Orlando and are likely to sit out today’s match. Michael Porter Jr. has been a revelation for the time in the Bubble, and will be a very potent weapon during the playoffs.
Denver Nuggets will go strong in the Playoffs; the team has performed well without key players like Will Barton and Gary Harris. Nuggets bench is also playing well with three consecutive 20 point games from Jerami Grant and support from P.J. Dozier.
Raptors defeated Sixers 125-121 in the previous game. Performances from Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam has been the focal point for the side.
The side is playing like a champion team with contributions from each player, especially on the defensive end. They have been able to suffocate opponents well with their well-oiled defensive setup and that will come in extremely handy during the playoffs.
Marc Gasol has been decent but the team will want the big man to fire in playoffs.
The contest tonight would be between the bench players of both teams. Thus, on paper it feels, Nuggets would get the win, owing to their more balanced reserve team.
Probable Lineup for Nuggets
Probable Lineup for Raptors