Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers Prediction and match preview – July 13, 2022 | 2022 NBA Summer League

Western Conference rivals LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets will square off in the NBA 2K23 Summer League on Wednesday.

Both teams had disappointing 2021-22 seasons but the reality is that last season was never their focus. Both teams are reclaiming the services of stars who have been injured all year and are now in a prime position to compete for the 2023 NBA Championship.


Match Details

Game – Denver Nuggets vs. LA Clippers | 2022 NBA Summer League

Date and hour – Wednesday July 13, 2022; 10:00 p.m. ET (Thursday, July 14; 7:30 a.m. IST)

Venue – Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.


Overview of Denver nuggets

Denver Nuggets' Peyton Watson in the NBA 2K23 Summer League
Denver Nuggets’ Peyton Watson in the NBA 2K23 Summer League

The Denver Nuggets are currently 1-1 in the Las Vegas Summer League. They lost their first game against the Minnesota Timberwolves but emerged victorious against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Peyton Watson put on a show against the Cavs, dropping 19 points, seven rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block. He went 8-12 from the field and 3-4 on the charity strip.

Christian Braun combined for 28 points in the first two games and is one of the key elements in this formation. Meanwhile, French big man Ismael Kamagate missed just one shot in the summer league, scoring 16 points on 8-9 shooting with 16 rebounds and 2 blocks.

All three players were selected by the Nuggets in the 2022 NBA draft, with Braun being 21st, Watson 30th and Kamagate as the 46th overall pick.


Key Player – Collin Gillespie

Collin Gillespie of the Denver Nuggets in the NBA 2K23 Summer League.
Collin Gillespie of the Denver Nuggets in the NBA 2K23 Summer League.

Collin Gillespie may not be the top scorer, but he certainly fills in the stat sheet and helps his team win.

In Game 1 against Minnesota, he dropped 11 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block, going 4-6 from the field. In the win over Cleveland, he had 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists and sank four threes.

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Denver Nuggets Scheduled Lineup

g – Collin Gillespie | g – Christian Braun | F -Peyton Watson | F -Matt Mitchell | VS – Ishmael Kamagate.


LA Clippers Preview

LA Clippers rally during NBA 2K23 Las Vegas Summer League
LA Clippers rally during NBA 2K23 Las Vegas Summer League

The LA Clippers are also 1-1 in the NBA 2K23 Summer League. They knocked out their first Las Vegas opponent, Memphis Grizzlies, by 18 points, but lost to crosstown rivals LA Lakers.

The Clippers roster is led by NBA veterans Brandon Boston Jr., Jason Preston and Jay Scrubb who all played under coach Tyronn Lue. They combined for 37 points in their loss to the Lakers and 33 points in the win over Memphis.

The Clippers have played just one game in the first five days of Summer League but have three games in four days starting with the Lakers game. They’re playing the Utah Jazz after the Denver game.


Key player – Moussa Diabaté

Moussa Diabate of the LA Clippers in the NBA 2K23 Las Vegas Summer League
Moussa Diabate of the LA Clippers in the NBA 2K23 Las Vegas Summer League

Moussa Diabate is one of everyone’s watchers, as he was the LA Clippers’ 2022 draft selection. The French center was selected 43rd out of the University of Michigan and has put up decent numbers so far. He combined for 19 points and 15 rebounds, shooting 7-10 from the field.


Scheduled lineup of LA Clippers

g -Jason Preston | g – Jay Scrubb | F – Moussa Diabaté | F -Jarrell Brantley | VS -Brandon Boston.


Match prediction Nuggets vs Clippers

The Clippers should win, having just suffered a disappointing loss to rivals Crosstown, so they could be playing with extra motivation. They have more NBA veterans on their roster, so they have an edge over the Denver Nuggets.


Where to watch the Nuggets vs Clippers game?

The game between the Denver Nuggets and the LA Clippers will air nationally on NBA TV and NBA TV Canada. The game can also be streamed live via NBA League Pass. There is no local or radio coverage for this game.


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