Is Nikola Jokic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Nuggets vs Sixers Jan. 16

The Nuggets are in Philadelphia to take on the Sixers.

Denver Nuggets, Nikola Jokic
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Were the Denver Nuggets trolling the Sixers with their injury report for the Tuesday night TNT game in Philadelphia? It sure seems that way. Denver initially listed all five starters as questionable for the anticipated Nikola Jokic-Joel Embiid matchup.

Jokic has played in 40 of the Nuggets' 41 games this season, while Embiid has played in 28 of the Sixers' 38 games. The race for the 2023-24 MVP is on, with the criteria this year being that award winners must play in at least 65 games.

Nikola Jokic's status for tonight's game vs. Sixers

Nikola Jokic (hip) was originally listed as questionable, but has been upgraded to probable.

UPDATE: Nikola Jokic is available.

Jamal Murray's status for tonight's game vs. Sixers

Jamal Murray (legs) was listed as questionable, but has been upgraded to probable.

UPDATE: Jamal Murray is available.

Aaron Gordon's status for tonight's game vs. Sixers

Aaron Gordon (heel) was listed as questionable, but has been upgraded to probable.

UPDATE: Aaron Gordon is available.

Michael Porter Jr.'s status for tonight's game vs. Sixers

Michael Porter Jr. (knee) was listed as questionable, but has been upgraded to probable.

UPDATE: Michael Porter Jr. is available.

Joel Embiid's status for tonight's game vs. Nuggets

Joel Embiid isn't listed on Philadelphia's injury report. He's most recently dealt with knee inflamation, which caused him to miss a little over a week until he made his return to the lineup on Jan. 15.

Projected starting lineups tonight

Denver: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

Philadelphia: Tyrese Maxey, Kelly Oubre Jr., Tobias Harris, Nicolas Batum, Joel Embiid

Nuggets injury report

Nikola Jokic (hip), Jamal Murray (legs), Michael Porter Jr. (knee), Aaron Gordon (heel), and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (back/neck) are probable. Julian Strawther (knee) and Vlatko Cancar (knee) are out.

UPDATE: Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are available.

Sixers injury report

Robert Covington (knee), De'Anthony Melton (back), Mo Bamba (knee), Jaden Springer (ankle), and Kenneth Lofton Jr. (shoulder) are out.

Denver's next five opponents

Denver will continue its road trip with a Friday night game in Boston.

Jan. 19 at Boston

Jan. 21 at Washington

Jan. 23 at Indiana

Jan. 25 at New York

Jan. 27 vs. Philadelphia

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