Nuggets vs Hornets Recap: NBA Feb. 11th, 2023

Nuggets vs Hornets recap for Saturday, February 11th, 2023. The Hornets (now 15-43 this season) lost to the Nuggets, who are now 39-18.

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What’s the knock against the Denver Nuggets this season? It’s that they have a losing record on the road. They make up for it, one could argue, with an excellent home record but Denver sometimes loses to the weak competition when visiting. You do have to wonder what will become of this team if they lose a home game early in a playoff series this season.

The Charlotte Hornets, one of the worst teams in the NBA, hosted the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. In this case, the Nuggets won on the road in a contest that was not close at the final buzzer. They put up a double-digit spread in the game, winning by 14 points. The final score was Denver 119, and Charlotte 105 as Denver improved to 13-14 as a road team.

Denver Nuggets: #4 Ranked Team at a Glance

  • Overall record: 39-18
  • Home record: 26-4
  • Away record: 13-14
  • Winning/losing streak: W1
  • Last ten games: 6-4

Nuggets @ Hornets Saturday: Nikola Jokic scores 30

With the loss, the Hornets are now 15-43 overall on the season. The expectations are low for this team in a season that has been a write-off for quite some time. After unloading Mason Plumlee, Charlotte won’t be too competitive in many games this season. Mark Williams and Nick Richards are splitting Plumlee’s minutes now but neither can offer what Charlotte’s former center did.

Charlotte Hornets: Recent Form Alert

  • Charlotte Hornets were 7-15 (December 2nd, 2023)
  • Following Saturday’s game, they are 15-43
  • Charlotte is 8-28 in their last 36 games

The Nuggets improved to 39-18 with the 14-point victory. The top scorer in the game was Nikola Jokic. He had an impressive 30 points in the contest and notched another triple-double on his season total with 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Jokic also went +22 for point differential in the game.

Denver has two more games before the All-Star break. They play at Miami on Monday to conclude their current road trip. That promises to be a tough game for these Nuggets due to their road woes. On Wednesday, Denver hosts Dallas, a game that could be difficult as well if the Mavericks get Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving playing smoothly together.

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings