Nuggets vs Cavaliers Recap: NBA Thursday

Nuggets vs Cavaliers recap for Thursday, February 23rd, 2023. The Cavaliers (now 38-23 this season) lost to the Nuggets, who are now 42-18.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers, who have generally played really well at home this season, were back in action on Thursday night following their All-Star break. They hosted the Denver Nuggets in a game between two really strong teams in the NBA.

The Nuggets, who were a .500 team on the road entering the game, won in a contest that was fairly competitive. They, the Nuggets, put up a single-digit spread, winning by 6 points. The final score was Denver 115, and Cleveland 109 as the Nuggets opened their late-season with a victory.

Nuggets vs Cavaliers: Evan Mobley scores 31

With the loss, the Cavaliers are now 38-23 overall on the season. The loss also marked just their sixth loss at home this season. The Cavaliers had the top scorer in the game, Evan Mobley. The second-year player had an impressive 31 points in the contest in a losing effort for his side.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets improved to 42-18 with the 6-point victory. They had the best performer overall in the game as Nikola Jokic had a triple-double for points, rebounds, and assists at 24, 13, and 18. His team has been one of the hottest in the NBA for more than two months.

They have just eight losses since December 7th and they appear to be zeroing in on more than just a divisional title. The Nuggets have a healthy lead over Memphis for the top seed in the west following the action on Thursday night.

Denver Nuggets: Recent Form Alert

  • Denver Nuggets were 14-10 (December 7th, 2022)
  • Following Thursday’s game, they are 42-18
  • Denver is 28-8 over roughly the last two months

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings