Denver Nuggets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction & Match Preview – December 6, 2021
The Denver Nuggets will travel to Chicago to meet the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 6. The Nuggets, who have a win behind them, are seventh in the Western Conference with an 11-11 record.
Nikola Jokic and Cie, who were 10-11 just one game ago, have yet to find their rhythm this season. At the moment, they are barely able to maintain their position in the West’s top eight teams. With the Chicago Bulls as their next opponent, the Denver Nuggets will need a miracle to win.
Fixation: Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls | NBA Season 2021-22.
Date and hour : Monday, December 6 at 8 p.m. ET (Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 a.m. IST).
Place: United Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Denver Nuggets preview
The Denver Nuggets completely destroyed the New York Knicks in their previous game. The 14-point victory improved not only Denver’s record but also their morale. Michael Malone has so far failed to make a profound impact. None of his strategies have worked and his team are currently poor in both attack and defense.
Unlike other teams, Denver’s problem isn’t so much in its depth as it is in its ability to tackle various attacks and defenses. While Aaron Gordon has been outstanding defensively, he is the only one on the squad who can protect slashers and quick shooters. He will play a crucial role for the Denver Nuggets in their game against the Chicago Bulls.
Key player – Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic, the reigning MVP, has also retained his impressive abilities this season. In Denver’s last win over the Knicks, Jokic lost 32 points. The 6’11 “cross also channeled his inside shooter and landed three shots from downtown. Plus his presence in the paint, as usual, helped him grab 11 rebounds.
Without Jokic, the Nuggets have players who could perhaps combine to match his score. However, the strength of the Serbian star lies in his completeness as a player. He’s one of the best playmakers in the league, shooting 38.7% of downtown attempts and averaging 13.6 rebounds per game. For the Denver Nuggets, he’s the only weapon that can guide them to victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Scheduled lineup for the Denver Nuggets
G – Monte-Moris | G – Will Barton | F – Aaron Gordon | F – Jeff Green | VS- Nikola Jokic.
Chicago Bulls preview
It’s hard to believe the Chicago Bulls couldn’t even make the playoffs last season. The arrival of Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan has made them one of the most formidable teams in the entire league. What makes the Bulls so deadly is their understanding and execution of the roles imparted to each player.
Caruso is not a goalscorer and defends like one possessed. He averages 2.2 steals per game and is relentless to snatch the ball from his opponents. Lonzo plays like a true outside shooter, playmaker and defender and is undoubtedly good at his job. Vucevic is a pure midrange paint applicator and he crushes his opponents in this area. This Bulls team is very well placed and will be a crushing opponent for the Denver Nuggets.
Key player – DeMar DeRozan
DeRozan simply took over the Chicago Bulls. He, just with his exceptional half-distance shot, has surpassed even a complete scorer like Zach LaVine. He is currently averaging 26.4 points per game.
However, it looks like DeRozan has really blossomed in the last five games and played a major role in Chicago’s three-game winning streak. He’s averaged 28.4 points in those five games and hasn’t scored less than 23 points in any of them. If the Denver Nuggets can’t find a way to stop DeMar on Monday, the Chicago Bulls will definitely win the game.
Chicago Bulls’ planned lineup
G – Bal Lonzo | G – Alex Caruso | F – Zach LaVine | F – DeMar DeRozan | VS- Nikola Vucevic.
Nuggets vs Bulls match prediction
The Nuggets are not complete. Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr are both sidelined. While Murray is expected to make a comeback in the second half of the season, Porter will return next season.
The Chicago Bulls, on the other hand, are healthy and dangerous. They are an incredibly well balanced offensive and defensive team. We predict the Bulls will beat the Nuggets on Monday.
Where to watch Nuggets vs Bulls?
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NBC Sports Chicago and Altitude 2 are the local broadcasters for the Denver Nuggets-Bulls game. NBA League Pass will provide online coverage for the game.