Match-up to Watch For: Nuggets vs. Nets

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets goes to the basket against the Golden State Warriors on November 4, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets goes to the basket against the Golden State Warriors on November 4, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 4: Trey Lyles #7 of the Denver Nuggets shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors on November 4, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 4: Trey Lyles #7 of the Denver Nuggets shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors on November 4, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Denver Nuggets will host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, and it could be more exciting than you’d think.

There are several players that could impact this game, but for this article I’m looking at one match-

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up. From the young bucks in this game, to the seasoned vets on the floor, one of these will have to play each other well. Things such as playing good defense on one another or fighting while lighting up the scoreboard.

My key match-up for this game is young point guard vs. young point guard, Jamal Murray vs. D’Angelo Russell.

Jamal Murray has been playing pretty well for the Nuggets as of late. D’Angelo Russell has been playing lights out for the Nets.

After a shaky start to the season, Murray seemed to find his footing, especially in his shooting. Coach Michael Malone actually said in an interview that Jamal had told him, “Coach, right now I’m a broken arrow.” I think he must have taped it back together or something because immediately after that he went for 26, 20, and 24 point in his next three games. Murray is still only 20 years old, and it’s great to see him start to get in his groove.

Murray could be the point guard of the future for the Nuggets, but what about that guy in Brooklyn?

Russell made his way to Brooklyn after an off-season trade between his current and former team, the Nets and Lakers. There were a lot of interesting situations that went around Russell in Los Angeles, so it’s good to see him find a home. From the Nick Young phone incident, to being replaced by Lonzo Ball, he seems to be doing fine as a Net.

This early in the season, Russell is averaging 21.1 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game (per basketball-reference). He is shooting 44 percent from the floor as well.

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Jamal Murray is averaging 12.2 points, 2.6 assists, and 2.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 40 percent from the floor (per basketball-reference). This match-up will be exciting because it could be a meeting of two very good point guards in the future.