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NBA Sunday Primetime on Sky Sports: Denver Nuggets @ Brooklyn Nets

Thursday 5 December 2019 17:20, UK

NUGGETS @ NETS
Image: Watch Denver Nuggets @ Brooklyn Nets, live on Sky Sports Arena on Sunday night from 8pm

The Denver Nuggets visit the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA Primetime clash, live on Sky Sports Arena on Sunday at 8pm.

As the home of the NBA in the UK, Sky Sports will broadcast 134 live regular-season games, including a record 48 in the weekend primetime slots.

That slate continues this weekend on Sunday...

Denver Nuggets @ Brooklyn Nets, Sky Sports Arena, Sunday 8pm

The Brooklyn Nets host Western Conference heavyweights the Denver Nuggets in an NBA Primetime clash on Sunday evening.

After the marquee summer signings of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets were immediately installed as future Eastern Conference title favourites. But, with the injured Durant on the sidelines until next season, it was never going to happen this year. Instead, with Irving as their leader, Brooklyn set their 2019-20 aims a little lower, aiming for playoff position and an improvement on last year's 42-40 record.

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The Nets struggled to adjust their play to accommodate their new superstar, losing seven of their opening 11 games. Irving then went down with a shoulder injury. Since then Brooklyn, led by the explosive scoring of Spencer Dinwiddie have won seven of their last 10 games, including an impressive home victory over the Boston Celtics, and battled back to above .500.

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The Denver Nuggets visit the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA Primetime clash on Sunday night at 8pm - watch live on Sky Sports Arena

The Nuggets (13-5) sit third in the Western Conference, albeit with precious little of last season's offensive flow and swagger. The per-game averages of star man Nikola Jokic are down from last season and talk persists about the Serbian center not being in 100 per cent game shape.

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Despite that, the Nuggets have won seven of their last 10 outings and they have done so relying heavily on their team defense.

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In their recent performances, Denver limited James Harden to 27 points (more than 10 points short of his per-game average) in a 105-95 victory over the Houston Rockets and battled to a 96-92 win over the Boston Celtics.

Their current defensive rating (102.0 points conceded per 100 possessions) is the second-best in the NBA, narrowly higher than that of the high-flying Milwaukee Bucks.

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Watch Denver Nuggets @ Brooklyn Nets, live on Sky Sports Arena on Sunday night from 8pm.

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How to watch

Sky subscribers

TV: Full-season coverage is available across Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports News while Sky Sports Mix (Channel 145) - available to all Sky TV customers at no extra cost - will show one match every Saturday.

Sky Go: Subscribers can watch the action wherever they are as it happens. Sign in to Sky Go to watch on your desktop computer or laptop or download the app.

Non-Sky subscribers

NOW TV: Watch the action from £7.99 - with no contract required. The NOW TV app is available on more than 60 devices, including TV, mobile phones, and games consoles, and you can register up to four of them.

Sky Sports is the home of the NBA in the UK with live coverage throughout the week, including at least three showcase games across the weekend.

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