Game stream: Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz

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The Denver Nuggets (2-1) play against the Utah Jazz (0-0) at Vivint Arena

Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Tuesday October 26, 2021

Denver Nuggets 81, Utah Jazz 79 (Q3 05:26)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Call overturned, Jazz ball. – 11:38 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nikola Jokic will not return tonight for the Nuggets with a right knee contusion. – 11:38 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Nikola Jokić will not return to tonight’s game vs Utah. – 11:38 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic will not return tonight, I’m told. – 11:37 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The byproduct of Jokic being out is that Denver goes from a drop big defense (which the Jazz may be the best team in the league at attacking), to an all switch defense (which the Jazz are significantly worse at attacking) – 11:37 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
I asked De’Aaron Fox about the Kings’ Halloween party, who was the best costume & worst.
Tyrese Haliburton “did a lot, so he doesn’t count” with his Grinch. Said Davion Mitchell never took off his “It” mask, but him, Alex Len and Rico Hines were the best. pic.twitter.com/8qmxrKBkN911:34 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Monte Morris also has 16 points on 9 shots. – 11:34 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Monte Morris has quietly had a good night tonight. After a slow start to the season, that is good to see. – 11:34 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Joe passes up an open 3, clock runs down, Don isos, turns it over, Denver gets a transition 3 the other way. Joe needs to shoot that. – 11:34 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Aaron Gordon still on fire — 19p on 9-10 FGs. Not even Gobert has really been able to slow him down, as he’s getting into the midrange now and hitting short fadeaways. Jazz lead 77-76 w/6:37 left 2Q. – 11:31 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
The Nuggets did not fold when Jokic was unable to start the second half. They have come out and brought it to the Jazz despite being on the second night of a back to back on the road. – 11:31 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
6:37 remaining in the third quarter. The Jazz lead the Nuggets 77-76 – 11:30 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
I feel like if Will Barton wants to have a shootout with Mitchell, Donovan will be happy to oblige. – 11:29 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Aaron Gordon is a walking inferno tonight. He is up to 19 points on 9-10 shooting. – 11:28 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
So now Gobert’s just guarding Aaron Gordon, cause no one else can. – 11:27 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Newser on Nikola Jokić exiting the first half vs Utah Jazz with a right knee contusion denverstiffs.com/2021/10/26/227…11:27 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Mike coughs the ball up right to MPJ, then Royce races in to swipe the ball away on a sure breakaway dunk. – 11:27 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
I have no insight here, but I would be surprised if Denver brought Jokic back tonight. It makes more sense to see how his knee responds through the night and over the next couple off days before making a decison.
That being said, Jokic wants to play. There is no doubt there. – 11:25 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Aaron Gordon show – 11:25 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
No Jokic to start the second half for DEN. – 11:24 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The second half starts without Jokic – 11:24 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nuggets second-half starters: JaMychal Green, Aaron Gordon, Will Barton, MPJ and Monte Morris.
Jokic starts the second half on the bench. – 11:23 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jokic not on the court for start of thee 3rd quarter – 11:23 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
It doesn’t look like Nikola Jokic will be in the Nuggets lineup to start the second half.
Big development for the @Utah Jazz.
#takenote11:23 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
And Jokic is not on the court for the start of 2H – 11:23 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Bol Bol is too skinny for his warm up pants, which keep sliding down – 11:23 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Malone and Jokic had a talk at midcourt and Malone gave him a pat…..and then he went to the lockerroom. – 11:22 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jokic was on the court with a trainer and then had a brief talk with head coach Michael Malone and is now on his way back to the locker room – 11:21 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Jokic is working with a Denver medical staff off resistance. Jokic holding a dribble while coach gives him resistance. Then Jokic went and took some more shots before coming back to the coaches and heading to the locker room – 11:21 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jokic just went back to the lockerroom – 11:21 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Nikola Jokic testing out the knee during halftime pic.twitter.com/nWHJ9TJRYH11:19 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic is out on the court, warming up and taking shots. pic.twitter.com/Nc0AROwetw11:18 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Nikola Jokic is back in the floor warming up during half time with the Nuggets. Really great sign – 11:18 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Nikola Jokic is on the floor with the Nuggets as they warm up and he is taking shots. He is questionable to return with knee contusion – 11:17 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Nikola Jokic is back on the floor at halftime and participating in warmups – 11:17 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Shouts to @Michael Singer for being first on the Nikola Jokic injury update after a scary moment. He has been all over the Nuggets beat. – 11:17 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nikola Jokic has a right knee contusion and is questionable to return. Sounds like great news considering how it initially appeared with Jokic in pain. – 11:14 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Nuggets reigning MVP Nikola Jokic has a right knee contusion and is questionable to return. – 11:13 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
In the first half Denver shot 20 of 27 (74%) with Nikola Jokic on the floor and 4 of 16 when he was on the bench or out injured. – 11:13 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
I’m hopeful this Nikola Jokic injury isn’t anything more than a contusion. Leg wasn’t planted when hit, didn’t see any buckling. pic.twitter.com/liUuQFWYzW11:13 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic has a right knee contusion and is questionable to return, I’m told. – 11:12 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Halftime rotations for the Nuggets as they trail 66-64. Starters did a good job of coming back. Bench remains a horror show. pic.twitter.com/GyOXXxhh8k11:11 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
On the season Jokic is averaging 28-16-4 on 68% eFG.
He’s got 24-6-6 on 8/9 shooting at the half against Gobert and the Jazz.
Hopefully he isn’t hurt too bad and is able to keep playing in this game. – 11:11 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic before he left the game: 24 points (8-9 FG’s, 3-3 3FG’s), 6 rebounds, 6 assists. The best player in the NBA was absolutely showing out against the Utah frontline. – 11:10 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 66-64 on the Nuggets at the half. Good game so far!
Jokic was incredible before leaving the game with a knee injury: 24 points on 9 shots, 6a, 6r. For Utah, Mitchell and Clarkson both have 12. Jazz shooting only 29% from 3. – 11:09 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
After trailing by as many as 11, Nuggets enter half down just 66-64.
Not often you trail after shooting 57% in the first half.
Concern, obviously, is with Jokic. He had 24 (on nine shots) before he went to the locker room after banging knees with Rudy. – 11:08 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
HALFTIME: Jazz 66, Nuggets 64. After racing out to a big lead early in 2Q, Utah gives it all away later in the period. Offensive flow disappeared, Nuggets had more bully-ball success. Jazz just 7-24 from 3 and 7-12 FTs. – 11:08 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
End-of-quarter Monte Morris taking Denver into the half down just 2. And now we wait for Jokic news. – 11:08 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Halftime in Salt Lake….the Jazz lead the Nuggets 66-64….12 and 7 from Mitchell. Jokic with 24. He was sublime. Gordon with 15. Great performances from those two – 11:08 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jazz lead 66-64 at halftime. Jokic’s availability could decide this one down the stretch. – 11:08 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @hoopscritic
I’m no doctor but I did not like how that Jokic knee injury looked – 11:06 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Gobert went 9-10 from the FT line the other night, but he’s just 1-5 so far tonight. – 11:05 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Me right now praying for Jokic: pic.twitter.com/tXjo5KVGsO11:04 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
That knee-to-knee between Jokic and Gobert even quieted the Jazz fans with Jokic writhing around. Deep breaths all around. Let’s have nothing more serious than bruising please. – 11:03 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Denver really needs Jokic to be ok. Even if it was just bumping knees with Gobert, that was a vicous knee bump. Denver losing Jokic for even a few weeks would be very bad for their attempts to avoid the play-in tournament with Murray also out. – 11:02 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nikola Jokic went down in pain after Rudy Gobert knocked knees with him on a drive. Jokic was in a great deal of pain. – 11:02 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Not Joker, man. C’mon.
🙏 – 11:02 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jokic is going to the lockerroom….he’s limping a bit but walking under his own power – 11:02 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
I think he and Gobert knocked knees – 11:02 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Jokic is up but moving very gingerly on the right knee, took a few steps and had to stop walking.
He’s walking it off but seems to be in considerable pain. – 11:01 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
And now Jokic down after knee-to-knee contact with Rudy Gobert. – 11:01 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Nikola Jokic was just helped to his feet by team trainers, but he is barely able to put weight on his right knee. He’s limping off the floor. – 11:01 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jokic is up and standing on his own. Limping gingerley. – 11:01 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic went knee to knee with Rudy Gobert just now. He’s down and holding his right knee. – 11:01 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jokic down, holding his knee, in obvious pain. Just got up after a minute or so, though, to ovations from Vivint Arena. He’s limping heavily. – 11:01 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nikola Jokic is down holding his right knee in a decent amount of pain. He bumped knees with Gobert. – 11:01 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jokic is down holding his knee. He’s in a lot of pain – 11:01 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Jokic is down in Salt Lake City and holding his right knee.
He’s been brilliant so far with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Scary here as he still hasn’t gotten up.
#TakeNote11:00 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic is down, looks like he’s holding his right knee. Nuggets trainer sprints to opposite baseline to check on him. – 11:00 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Oh no…. Please let Nikola Jokic be ok. – 11:00 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jokic is down on the court holding his knee and appears to be in some serious pain – 11:00 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
I appreciate Utah having no chance to defend Jokic right now, and then Denver just having no chance to defend Utah’s ball movement by scrambling right now. It’s the best. This game is so fun. – 11:00 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jokic and Gordon are 15-16 from the field for 39 points with 2 minutes before halftime lol – 11:00 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Utah is using Whiteside/Gobert at the rim the same way Houston used Capela when he and Harden used to cut up Denver. Gonna need to figure that out – can’t be cut up by the PnR like that all game, with push shots and lobs at the rim giving Utah more 3 point room too as DEN crashes – 11:00 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jokic is down and holding his right knee. Looks like he’s in a lot of pain – 11:00 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jokic is going for 40 tonight pretty easily – 10:59 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jokic is 7-8 from the field with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists in 13 minutes and I don’t think he’s broken a sweat. – 10:58 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic is having a night – 10:56 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic up to 19 points … on eight shots. Also with six rebounds and six dimes. – 10:56 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nikola Jokic is single handidly keeping the Nuggets competitive and it is incredibly fun to watch. I say this all the time, but it is such a joy to watch him play basketball. – 10:55 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jokic has 15 points on 5 shots and the Nuggets are down. – 10:55 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Denver is not generating any good looks from deep once again despite it being point of emphasis entering the season. – 10:54 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Asked about MPJ’s defense pregame, Michael Malone noted that the forward knows it’s an area he needs to improve. Pointed out how Quin Snyder put him in every action in the playoff series 2 years ago. Did the same there, and Don gets an easy bucket. Jazz lead 56-45. – 10:53 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
5:25 remaining in the first half. The Jazz lead the Nuggets 56-45….Donovan Mitchell has 10 points and five assists…Clarkson with 12 off the bench. – 10:53 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Hard to see from my vantage point, but it looks like Gail Miller is at the Jazz game tonight with her husband sitting in the seats Ryan Smith was sitting in most of last season with Dwyane Wade. – 10:52 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
The Nuggets have 13 free throws attempted and there is still 6 mintues left in the 2nd quarter. Good to see Denver getting to the line.
Now if only they could defend the perimeter… – 10:51 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
I am 200% sure Joe Ingles doesn’t mind MPJ covering him. – 10:49 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
8:41 remaining in the first half. The Jazz lead the Nuggets 44-35 – 10:42 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Jared Butler’s default when he catches the ball is to dribble when the Jazz need him to keep passing it around the perimeter.
He ends up dribbling the air out of the ball and killing the offensive momentum.
Good news is he can get to the basket at will. – 10:42 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jared Butler been a little bit of a ball-stopper his first few possessions. Proclivity for trying to iso is just shutting everything down. – 10:42 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Butler’s gotta figure out how to keep the ball moving within the Jazz’s offense. He has the handle, and I get it’s a nationally televised game and whatnot, but it’s short-circuiting some of the O rhythm Jazz had. – 10:42 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jared Butler time – 10:38 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jared Butler in for the Jazz – 10:37 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
So Denver’s plan is to deploy a bunch of bench defenders who don’t defend, but also don’t rebound or shoot? 14-0 after that decision. I figured last game would show the folly of that but maybe not. Jazz starters mixed w their bench (what a concept!) are cutting Denver up. – 10:37 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Wrote this about the bench earlier today:
“If Denver plans to roll out the same bench unit tonight, they are admitting defeat before the game even tips off.”
https://t.co/tfkY4ff3eI pic.twitter.com/qkakLZqdk910:37 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets’ the all-bench lineup against Gobert, Conley, Clarkson, Ingles goes about as expected to open the second. It’s quickly an 11-point Utah lead. – 10:36 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jazz closed the 1Q on a 7-0 run and have opened 2Q on a 7-0 run. Michael Malone acknowledged pregame his second unit remains a work in progress. It’s showing right now. Jazz lead 42-31 w/10:08 left til halftime. – 10:36 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
This is now a 14-0 run for the Jazz and they lead the Nuggets 42-31…10:08 remaining in the first half. I’m not sure why Malone isn’t staggering Jokic and MPJ…. – 10:35 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Denver’s bench unit fails once again as Utah goes on a 14-0 run. – 10:35 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Jazz open second quarter on a 7-0 run against the bench. Malone calls TO.
Between last night’s second half and tonight’s start so far, Denver’s second unit isn’t right. – 10:35 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Watching @ColYou and @DadShammdad celebrate a Jordan Clarkson 3 is very enjoyable – 10:35 PM

David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Why are you, as an Austin Rivers, going for a one-on-one layup against Rudy Gobert – 10:35 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Jordan Clarkson remains unbothered by the Denver Nuggets defense, as well as seemingly all the rest of life’s qualms and inconveniences. – 10:33 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Joe Ingles, making a rare foray into the second quarter tonight, gets the first bucket of the period. – 10:33 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
A first-quarter second unit adjustment from Malone: Aaron Gordon plays pretty much the entire quarter, with the starters and then with the bench. He has a game-high 10 with all five of his field goals coming from two-point range. He’s been bullying his matchup so far. – 10:32 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Aaron Gordon went off in the first. Scored 10 and was killing the Jazz with bully ball. Mitchell had 8 and 3 assists for Utah in the first quarter. Jokic with 9-4-3 for Denver. He played really well – 10:31 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets are subjecting their all-bench unit, which can’t score, to the Rudy Gobert led Jazz. – 10:30 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Very concerned about these Nuggets all bench units against the Conley-Ingles-Clarkson-Gobert lineup. Big talent discrepancy AND mismatches inside. – 10:30 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 1Q: Jazz 35, Nuggets 31. Aaron Gordon (10p) cooked both Royce and Bogey, but Eric Paschall had a couple good defensive possessions late. The Gobert/Conley lineup late gave Utah some breathing room vs. Denver’s bench. Conley and Mitchell both with 8p for Utah. – 10:29 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
End of the first quarter: the Jazz lead the Nuggets 35-31….Utah closed on a 7-0 run, which coincided with Malone having to take Jokic off the floor and Snyder having the luxury of putting Gobert back on the floor. – 10:29 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 35-31 after 1Q. A 136 ORtg for the Jazz so far despite shooting just 31% from 3.
I think this is essentially the recipe for success against this version of the Nuggets: hold the Jokic minutes near-flat, kill the bench lineups. – 10:29 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
I guess technically Aaron Gordon being in with the bench counts as staggering, and he’s hitting everything, so… maybe he counts as riding the hot hand starter into Denver’s bench minutes? – 10:27 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nuggets starting frontcourt (Jokic, Gordon, Porter) has 26 points combined in the first. – 10:26 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Aaron Gordon is killing the Jazz inside. Jokic showing Gobert still can’t stop him. MPJ looks active & has hit outside. And Denver’s only up by 1 because the Jazz are crashing the rim on offense and Mitchell is finding MPJ switched onto him. Still a good energy start for Denver. – 10:25 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Neither Bogdanovic or O’Neale have had any success against Aaron Gordon so far, though, AG just winning in iso. Which, yeah, that’s the Jazz’s weakness, perimeter one-on-one defense – 10:22 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Bodies flying everywhere tonight — lots of guys hitting the court hard, including Royce trying to get a tip-in on that last play. He walked off the court a bit gingerly. Meanwhile, the frenetic pace continues — Nuggets lead 29-28 w/2:23 left 1Q. – 10:22 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
2:23 remaining in the first quarter. The Jazz trail the Nuggets 29-28….really fun game so far. Both teams shooting well. Both teams competing on both ends – 10:21 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Hassan Whiteside actually looks very good. – 10:21 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Aaron Gordon is attacking every mistmach he gets and it’s working. He is 4-4 from the field for 8 points in 9 minutes. – 10:20 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Aaron Gordon is playing like the guy Jazz fans thought he was in Orlando but who he never really was in Orlando. – 10:20 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Jazz are attacking Monte Morris defensively. – 10:19 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
P.J. Dozier and Facu Campazzo will be the first two #Nuggets off the bench. – 10:18 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets turnover issues are hurting them again aginast the JAzz. They have 4 in the first 7 minutes of action. – 10:16 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Lonnie’s scoring to start this season:
Vs ORL: 17 pts
@ DEN: 6 pts
vs MIL: 17 pts
vs LAL: 19 points (still 3Q) – 10:15 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Aaron Gordon is attacking Bogdanovic early. Not sure how sustainable that is throughout the game, but it’s good to get him going early. – 10:14 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
We’re four minutes into the game, and Nikola Jokic already has eight points. Going directly at Rudy Gobert. – 10:10 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Good game in Utah – 10:10 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Jokic is bullying Gobert. – 10:10 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Fast start from both teams, as each is 6-7 from the field. Jazz hold a 15-14 lead by virtue of being 2-2 from 3, while the Nuggets have just a single make from beyond the arc thus far. 7:51 left 1Q. – 10:10 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Ah, this has just been fun to watch so far. Jokic is absolutely taking it to Gobert: 8 points in first 4 minutes. Snyder wants a foul and a travel, still talking to refs during the timeout. Jazz up 15-14, though. – 10:09 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jokic is locked in. He’s got 8 and making everything look easy. First timeout. Jazz lead the Nuggets 15-14…7:51 remaining in the first quarter. Whiteside coming in soon – 10:09 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Nuggets were making it a point early to target Bogey on defense, with Aaron Gordon posting up multiple times. Last time, they went to Jokic vs. Rudy. – 10:08 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Nuggets 12-11 early – 10:08 PM

Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nuggets open the game at Utah with a turnover and a Donovan Mitchell dunk. Monte Morris hits from midrange to get Denver on the board the next trip down. – 10:04 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
The Nuggets, who lead the NBA in turnovers at more than 20 per game, open the game by giving the ball to Donovan Mitchell for a breakaway dunk.
#takenote | @kslsports10:03 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Nuggets coach Michael Malone, on the coming game vs. the Jazz: “I couldn’t sleep last night. I had visions of all of our turnovers against Cleveland, and I had visions of all the 3s that Utah’s gonna shoot tonight. So it was a very restless night in Salt Lake City.” – 9:56 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
“👏 extend 👏 mitchell 👏 robinson 👏” pic.twitter.com/8yQRNvoh6b9:46 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @hoopscritic
The strength that Mitchell Robinson added in the off-season is playing a big role in him effectively playing defense vs Joel Embiid – 9:38 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters: Morris, Barton, Porter Jr, Gordon, Jokic – 9:32 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Keys to the game
Nuggets vs Jazz
🔑 value every possession
🔑 pxr defense (ESPECIALLY the ballhandler)
🔑 the 3 point line
(Also, offensively if Denver could mix in a few more makes that would help too) pic.twitter.com/eLivUj2k3L9:22 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
That was an incredible rebound from Mitchell Robinson – 9:13 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Eric Paschall is available tonight for the @Utah Jazz with the facial infection.
#TakeNote9:13 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Eric Paschall is AVAILABLE tonight – 9:13 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Former 5-star recruit from Utah reportedly enters transfer portal, leaving Oregon https://t.co/iK9F631DEW pic.twitter.com/b8ZjxDgbsQ9:10 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz v. Denver tonight
Here is the schedule with @1041straight
We will go live on Instagram at Dlocke09 with Almost on the Floor at 7:00pm
Tip Off at 8:00
POSTCAST on Facebook at David Locke and You Tube after the game.
Note: Nuggets were 28th in transition defense last year – 9:00 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
So far this season, players defended by Bam are shooting 8 for 31; players defended by Tucker are shooting 8 for 28. What a defensive duo. PLUS lots of Heat nuggets, including Herro/Duncan/veteran addition possibilities, more: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…8:51 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is down holding his face after catching an inadvertent elbow from Mitchell Robinson on that last play. He’s been down for a bit now. – 8:51 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michel Malone said Bones Hyland gave them “helpful” and “impactful” minutes last night and if Denver needs someone to change the energy of the game tonight, Malone will go to whoever can help them win. I heard that as Denver’s default five-man bench will get another shot. – 8:45 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach Malone said he couldn’t sleep last night. Said he had visions of all the turnovers against Cleveland, and all the 3-pointers the Jazz will shoot tonight. – 8:39 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Asked Malone what Jamal Murray said to him as he walked into halftime yesterday: “He wanted to know what I wanted to drink, a beer or a shot.” – 8:37 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach Malone joking about Jamal Murray putting his arm around him walking to the locker room at halftime yesterday:
“He wanted to know what I wanted to drink at halftime. A beer or a shot.” – 8:35 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Quin Snyder on the development of Rudy Gobert as a passer, especially in the pick and roll and short roll situation.
“His vision is good, with Rudy the question is really being precise and I think his footwork as much as anything.”
#TakeNote | @KSLSports – 8:29 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Quin Snyder: “The special passers, the Jokic’s, the Larry Bird’s, the Magic Johnson’s, guys that make those, like how did he get that through? That’s very difficult to teach. I speculated that Joker played water polo because he’s just remarkable. I don’t know if he did or not.” – 8:26 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Mitchell Robinson just doesn’t have the experience to deal with Embiid when he faces up. – 8:21 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Re: Eric Paschall face infection. People saying it sounds really scary and serious. I don’t know any other details but the Jazz listed him as questionable and not out. I think if it was super scary then the ‘out’ distinction would have been used immediately. – 8:20 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
And Miye Oni (non-COVID illness) is OUT tonight – 8:16 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Miye Oni is out tonight due to non-COVID illness. – 8:16 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings rookie Davion Mitchell weighs in on his team struggling to close-out games in the fourth quarter, Sacramento’s shooting woes and having fans select his first NBA Top Shot moment.
FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/8NQYNx6JSi pic.twitter.com/UPCMx1YkqD8:12 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Eric Paschall developed a facial infection today causing swelling. He is questionable for tonight’s Jazz game. Updates to come later – 8:11 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Eric Paschall developed a facial infection today and is listed as questionable for tonights game per the @Utah Jazz
#TakeNote8:11 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Eric Paschall has been downgraded to questionable for tonight against Denver. He has developed swelling in his face from an infection – 8:11 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Update from the Jazz: “Eric Paschall developed a facial infection today causing swelling. He is now listed as questionable for tonight’s game.” – 8:11 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Eric Paschall is suffering from facial swelling after developing an infection today and is QUESTIONABLE to play tonight. – 8:11 PM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Among the 34 lineups with 20+ minutes so far, the Denver second unit (Facu, Rivers, Rozier, JaMychal Green, Jeff Green) has the worst offensive rating in the league at 76.5 in 25 minutes.
Bones time? – 8:10 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
So…how many points does Nikola Jokić go for against Rudy Gobert and Hassan Whiteside tonight? – 8:01 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Mitchell Robinson has talked a ton about all the muscle he put on in the offseason. This matchup tonight is exactly why. No one with Joel Embiid’s skill and strength. Curious to see how Robinson responds when Embiid goes at him. – 7:33 PM

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
Let’s go! – 7:08 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Liked this quote from OKC coach Mark Daigneault on Steph/Draymond: “Those guys are kind of like jazz musicians out there. They just kind of play off each other in a pretty synergistic way.” – 7:04 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Here’s a snapshot of where the Nuggets’ offense is struggling:
– 27th in offense
– 30th in turnover/game
– Default second unit is -27 in 25 min.
– The starting 5 is messing up play calls
– ​Nuggets shot 18-68 from 3 in their last two games (both at home)
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Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
NEW: As expected, Utah will retire No. 22 in a ceremony that will take place Saturday during the UCLA game.
First retired number in the history of the program: sltrib.com/sports/utah-ut…5:55 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Kinda grooving on Mitchell Robinson’s Miami-Dolphins-turquoise shoes. pic.twitter.com/JvjFc9REaL5:37 PM

Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky
For @Jorge Sierra, I spoke to Alex English (@AlexEnglish_2) about being snubbed from #NBA75 and so much more, including…
…the WNBA, English literature, making candles, traveling, the Denver Nuggets, South Carolina (@UofSC) and hemp!
bit.ly/30T9PJ9 #MileHighBasketball – 5:32 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
Fans gonna put me of a job 🤣
Y’all watched their Oct. 20 opener, now stay tuned for how you can help pick Davion Mitchell’s Top Shot Debut.
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James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell on his conversations with Chris Paul on leadership. pic.twitter.com/GgdAGBE1sV4:22 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell is partnering with @nbatopshot and fans will get to vote on his first Top Shot moment. pic.twitter.com/IRPv0zgrzE4:01 PM