As they look to hold on to the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets will be without their two leading scorers for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Forwards Wilson Chandler (left knee) and Danilo Gallinari (right groin) will both be sitting out in what has to be considered an important late-season game for the up-and-coming team. That's a combined 33.8 points and 11.5 rebounds in production per game.
With their two leading scorers out of action, expect all-everything center Nikola Jokic to pick up the scoring slack. He's averaging 16.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists from the center position. As it relates to who will pick up more minutes with Chandler and Gallinari out, look for Mason Plumlee to see some action from the four next to Jokic.