Nuggets play the Celtics in cross-conference contest

Boston Celtics (11-3, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (10-3, second in the Western Conference)

Denver; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

Denver takes on Boston in out-of-conference action.

Denver went 54-28 overall with a 34-7 record at home in the 2018-19 season. The Nuggets averaged 27.4 assists per game on 41.9 made field goals last season.

Boston went 49-33 overall during the 2018-19 season while going 21-20 on the road. The Celtics averaged 18.1 points off of turnovers, 12.5 second chance points and 39.3 bench points last season.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

Nuggets Injuries: None listed.

Celtics Injuries: Gordon Hayward: out (left hand).