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Nuggets face Mavericks on Denver7 Sunday in game with playoff implications

It’s a game that will feature two of the NBA's best at filling up the stat sheet.
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Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-17 16:48:31-04

The Denver Nuggets, tied for the top seed in the NBA’s Western Conference as of Friday night, will play the No. 8-seed Dallas Mavericks Sunday afternoon in a game that will air on Denver7.

It’s a game that will feature two of the league’s best at filling up the stat sheet. Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic ranks second in the league in triple-doubles with 21, while Luka Doncic, the Mavericks’ 25-year-old phenom, ranks third with 17.

Jokic and Doncic also have a friendship, which was on display during the NBA's All-Star weekend. This moment, in which Jokic poured water on Doncic mid-interview (which has been part of Jokic's playbook since last year's Finals run).

Denver is the NBA’s hottest team since the All-Star break, posting an 11-1 record since Feb. 22, the only blemish being an overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns on March 5.

Dallas, meanwhile, has shown flashes this season – like its seven-game win streak that followed some strategic trade-deadline acquisitions – but is a tepid 6-6 since the break.

The Western Conference playoff race is a tight one, with just 8.5 games separating the top eight seeds as of Friday night. The gap between Nos. 1 and 8 in the East was 16 games, for comparison.

Sunday’s game tips off at 1:30 p.m. on Denver7. Stay tuned for a special postgame edition of Denver7 News at 4 p.m. ABC World News Tonight with David Muir will air at 5 p.m.

Denver Nuggets 2023-24 Schedule

Mar. 17: Nuggets at Dallas - ABC, Denver7
Mar. 19: Nuggets at Minnesota - NBA TV
Mar. 21: Nuggets vs. New York
Mar. 23: Nuggets at Portland
Mar. 25: Nuggets vs. Memphis
Mar. 27: Nuggets vs. Phoenix - ESPN
Mar. 29: Nuggets vs. Minnesota
Mar. 31: Nuggets vs. Cleveland - NBA TV
Apr. 2: Nuggets vs. San Antonio
Apr. 4: Nuggets at Los Angeles. - TNT
Apr. 6: Nuggets vs. Atlanta
Apr. 9: Nuggets at Utah
Apr. 10: Nuggets vs. Minnesota - ESPN
Apr. 12: Nuggets at San Antonio
Apr. 14: Nuggets at Memphis