NBATV will host Friday’s matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies, with tip-off set for 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game online on the NBA TV site, but keep in mind that you’ll need a subscription. Occasionally, they’ll promote a free trial for the subscription.
If you don’t have a login to live stream the game through the NBA TV website, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
The Nuggets got a few extra days off to rest on their All-Star Break and their first matchup is on the road vs. the Grizz. Denver had won five of six games prior to the break and will need to carry some momentum into the second half. The Nuggets are 21-15 and in the 5-seed in the West, 2.5 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers in fourth place. The Nuggets could get JaMychal Green and Paul Millsap back in the lineup — both are questionable to play. Gary Harris remains out and RJ Hampton is in health and safety protocols.
Memphis got off to a good start to the second half with a road win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. If the season ended today, the Grizzlies would be competing in the play-in tournament with the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. Last season, Memphis was unable to fend off the Portland Trail Blazers in said play-in tournament. There’s still time, but the Grizzlies’ best chance of making it back to the playoffs is securing the 7-seed and avoiding the tourney. Jaren Jackson Jr. returning could go a long way. He remains out and we’ll get an update on him either in late March or early April.