Jan 25, 2024: Denver Nuggets vs Knicks Injury Reports - NBA 23-24

Top NBA teams gear up for a major showdown.

by Nouman Rasool
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Jan 25, 2024: Denver Nuggets vs Knicks Injury Reports - NBA 23-24
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The NBA stage is set for an exciting clash as the Denver Nuggets take on the New York Knicks on January 25. This eagerly awaited encounter is part of a seven-game NBA slate and marks the first face-off between the teams in the 2023–24 season.

Basketball enthusiasts recall that last season, the Knicks impressively swept their series against the Nuggets.

Nuggets and Knicks' Standings

Currently, the Denver Nuggets hold the third position in the Western Conference, closely trailing the Minnesota Timberwolves and the OKC Thunder, who are tied for the lead, by just half a game.

On the other side, the New York Knicks, riding a four-game winning streak, are the fifth-ranked team in the Eastern Conference with a 27-17 record. Their aim is to surpass the Cleveland Cavaliers in the standings with a continued winning run.

Injury concerns loom over both teams as they prepare for their matchup. The Nuggets have several players sidelined, including Reggie Jackson, who is deemed 'probable' due to a toe injury. Decisions about his participation will be made closer to game time.

Julian Strawther and Vlatko Cancar, both dealing with knee injuries, are not expected to play, and their return this season remains uncertain. The Knicks have their share of injury woes. Ian Hartenstein is 'questionable' due to an ankle issue, with a final decision pending evaluation.

Mitchell Robinson is out for the season after undergoing ankle surgery. Precious Achiuwa may step up as a starter if Hartenstein is ruled out. This high-stakes game, featuring top teams from opposing conferences, will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with a 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Time tip-off. Television coverage is shared by MSG and Altitude Network, and the game can also be streamed online via NBA League Pass. Radio broadcasts will be available on SiriusXM, EXPN NY 98.7, and Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM.

This matchup is not just a game but a spectacle of basketball prowess, showcasing two teams battling for supremacy in their respective conferences. Fans eagerly anticipate the showdown at the basketball mecca, where strategy, skill, and the will to win collide on the hardwood.

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