Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Reddit NBA Live Stream 2018 Free || Watch ESPN Reddit NBA Streams, Prediction, Preview, and Odds-12-16-2018
When and where: December 16, 2018, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO, 8:00 PM ET
Conference leaders collide when the Toronto Raptors go on the road on Sunday to take on the Denver Nuggets. The Raptors came up short against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night after winning back-to-back games over the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets, on the other hand, are coming off signature wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies.
Will Kyle Lowry return?
Perennial All-Star Kawhi Leonard is without question the best player on the Raptors. He’s one of the top-five best players in the NBA, period. However, Kyle Lowry is the gas that makes the engine go in Toronto. As FOX Sports’ Undisputed co-host Skip Bayless said recently, he’s the heart of the team.
It’s almost comparable to a lesser degree to the situation with Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Durant is clearly one of the best players in the world, but the Warriors are still Curry’s team.
Nuggets still have something to prove
Not everyone is sold on the Nuggets being the best team in the Western Conference. We’ll even exclude the Warriors from this conversation since they have been virtually untouchable in the playoffs. Throw DeMarcus Cousins into the mix and it’s pretty much game over for the season.
Yet, there is some hope that Denver could maybe occupy the spot the Houston Rockets took last season as the only outside threat to the Warriors in the conference. They continued to take a step forward in earning that respect by besting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. In a game where they held Russell Westbrook to only 13 points, they once again made their presence felt to an NBA community quick to overlook them.