CHA Charlotte Hornets 110
Charlotte Hornets Hornets Overall (18-20)
ATS (19-19)
O/U (21-17)
January 05 2019
4:00 PM - FS-SE
DEN Denver Nuggets 123
Denver Nuggets Nuggets Overall (26-11)
ATS (21-16)
O/U (17-20)
Final
Money Line Total: 218 Spread ATS
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545 Charlotte Hornets +385 Over -110 (+9) -110 OVER: 233
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546 Denver Nuggets -485 Under -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 4
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Final
Money Line Total:
218
Spread ATS
CHA 545 +385 Over: -110 (+9) -110 OVER: 233
DEN 546 -485 Under: -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 4
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/5/2019
3:48 PM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
DEN(-9)
-110
CHA
-110
218
-110
218
-110
1/5/2019
2:36 PM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
1/5/2019
10:36 AM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
219.5
-110
219.5
-110
1/5/2019
8:54 AM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
1/5/2019
12:39 AM
DEN
CHA
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
1/5/2019
8:21 PM
DEN
CHA
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
219
-110
219
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/5/2019
3:48 PM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
1/5/2019
2:36 PM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
1/5/2019
10:36 AM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
1/5/2019
8:54 AM
DEN
-485
CHA
+385
1/5/2019
12:39 AM
DEN
CHA
1/5/2019
8:21 PM
DEN
CHA
Spread
Spread
1/5/2019
3:48 PM
DEN(-9)
-110
CHA
-110
1/5/2019
2:36 PM
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
1/5/2019
10:36 AM
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
1/5/2019
8:54 AM
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
1/5/2019
12:39 AM
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
1/5/2019
8:21 PM
DEN(-9.5)
-110
CHA
-110
Total
Total
1/5/2019
3:48 PM
218
-110
218
-110
1/5/2019
2:36 PM
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
1/5/2019
10:36 AM
219.5
-110
219.5
-110
1/5/2019
8:54 AM
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
1/5/2019
12:39 AM
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
1/5/2019
8:21 PM
219
-110
219
-110
Recap

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic's impressive numbers took a backseat to his coast-to-coast dunk.

Cheered by the sellout crowd for his jam, he was also teased by his teammates. To him, the slam was a thing of beauty.

"Poetry in motion," the 7-footer said.

Jokic scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, reserve Paul Millsap added 18 points and the Western Conference-leading Nuggets knocked off the Charlotte Hornets 123-110 on Saturday for their 10th straight home victory.

That's two straight games where Jokic's now had a memorable dunk .

"If I'm not tired and 100 percent sure I'm going to dunk it, I'm going to dunk," Jokic explained. "But two points is two points — however you score."

His slam in the third quarter led to some good-natured ribbing from teammates such as Torrey Craig, who also had a high-flying dunk.

"He's feeling pretty bouncy lately," Craig playfully said.

Jokic took it all in stride.

"Just because (Craig) can jump high, doesn't mean he can dunk better," Jokic said.

Jokic turned in another impressive stat line, also adding six assists, three steals and one blocked shot. He was 16 of 29 from the floor and 4 of 5 from the line.

"You try to play him straight up, he's going to do what he wants," Hornets guard Malik Monk said. "We just tried to play him straight up and he just exploited us on that. He's a great player. I can't say anything bad about him."

At 26-11, the Nuggets are off to their best NBA start in franchise history. This also marks the latest they've been in first place in the conference since March 16, 1977.

To think, they're not even at full strength yet. But they're getting closer. Millsap and Gary Harris, who had 17 points off the bench, are steadily getting back up to speed after returning from injuries. The team is still missing starter Will Barton.

"It's good to be healthy. It's good to be whole," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "Both (Millsap and Harris) showed they're ready to take their starting jobs back. Me bringing them off the bench was trying to get them back into a game rhythm."

Kemba Walker had 20 points for the Hornets, who kicked off a six-game trip. Bismack Biyombo added a season-high 16 points.

Trey Lyles and Millsap hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to give the Nuggets a 105-93 lead. Craig cemented the win with a dunk on a fast break with 1:50 remaining to extend the lead to 14.

Denver scored 27 points off turnovers.

"When you play hard, good things happen," Harris said. "We have to continue to do that."

TIP-INS

Hornets: Biyombo was in the starting lineup with C Cody Zeller out after he had surgery to fix a broken right hand. ... G Jeremy Lamb missed a second straight game with a strained right hamstring. "He's progressing well," coach James Borrego reported. ... F Marvin Williams was called for a flagrant foul when he tried to prevent a layup by Craig in the second quarter.

Nuggets: Denver led Charlotte in points in the paint by a 64-48 margin. ... Had a season-high 31 second-chance points. ... Jokic's 29 shot attempts were a season high.

OH, BROTHER

It was a Hernangomez family reunion as Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez faced older brother Willy, who's a center for the Hornets. Juancho didn't score in nearly 20 minutes of work, while Willy had 10 points in 15:35.

Willy Hernangomez didn't play in their first meeting Dec. 7, when Juancho had 15 points in Denver's 113-107 loss.

FRONT-ROW SEAT

Craig had the hustle play of the day late in the fourth, saving a ball heading out of bounds and winding up about five rows deep into the stands.

"I had beer all over my shorts and legs," said Craig, who finished with 12 points.

ENERGY

Monk scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, including a 3-point buzzer-beater over Jamal Murray to end the third that cut it to 89-84.

"I just try to bring energy every time I step on the court," Monk said. "I did a pretty good job of that."

UP NEXT

Hornets: At Phoenix on Sunday night.

Nuggets: At Houston on Monday, the first of a two-game, back-to-back trip.

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Matchup
Hornets Overall
W/L 18-20
ATS 19-19
Pts For 112.8
Pts Against 111.7
Total 21-17
Hornets Away
W/L 4-12
ATS 7-9
Pts For 112.9
Pts Against 116.3
Total 10-6
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-5
4:00 PM
at Nuggets L 123-110 L (9) O (218)
1-2
6:00 PM
Mavericks L 122-84 L (-1) U (222)
12-31
5:00 PM
Magic W 125-100 W (-8.5) O (210.5)
12-29
6:00 PM
at Wizards L 130-126 L (-3.5) O (218)
12-28
6:00 PM
Nets W 100-87 W (-4.5) U (220.5)
12-26
6:30 PM
at Nets L 134-132 L (1.5) O (220.5)
12-23
5:00 PM
at Celtics L 119-103 L (7.5) O (216.5)
12-21
6:00 PM
Pistons W 98-86 W (-4.5) U (220)
12-19
6:00 PM
Cavaliers W 110-99 L (-13.5) U (213.5)
12-15
6:00 PM
Lakers L 128-100 L (1.5) O (226.5)
Avg. Points For 108.8
Avg. Points Against 112.8
ATS 3-7
Over/Under 6-4
Nuggets Overall
W/L 26-11
ATS 21-16
Pts For 110.6
Pts Against 105.2
Total 17-20
Nuggets Home
W/L 16-3
ATS 13-6
Pts For 112.8
Pts Against 101.7
Total 9-10
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-5
4:00 PM
Hornets W 123-110 W (-9) O (218)
1-3
9:00 PM
at Kings W 117-113 W (-3.5) O (227.5)
1-1
8:00 PM
Knicks W 115-108 L (-13) O (218.5)
12-29
8:00 PM
at Suns W 122-118 L (-4.5) O (215.5)
12-28
8:00 PM
Spurs W 102-99 L (-4.5) U (216.5)
12-26
7:30 PM
at Spurs L 111-103 L (4) U (216)
12-22
4:00 PM
at Clippers L 132-111 L (2) O (220)
12-18
8:00 PM
Mavericks W 126-118 W (-4.5) O (207.5)
12-16
7:00 PM
Raptors W 95-86 W (-3) U (209)
12-14
9:00 PM
Thunder W 109-98 W (2) U (218)
Avg. Points For 112.3
Avg. Points Against 109.3
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 6-4
Scoring
Hornets
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Kemba Walker (G) 33:186-17 35.3%1-6 16.7%7-9 77.8%0430052-620
Marvin Williams (F) 34:186-15 40%3-8 37.5%1-2 50%3603132-116
Bismack Biyombo (C) 30:047-10 70%0-0 0%2-3 66.7%41202224-316
Malik Monk (G) 22:156-11 54.5%2-5 40%2-2 100%0320031-616
Nicolas Batum (F) 33:324-6 66.7%3-5 60%0-0 0%1732112-911
Devonte' Graham (G) 26:283-9 33.3%2-5 40%2-2 100%0380002-210
Willy Hernangomez (C) 15:353-7 42.9%0-0 0%4-4 100%2510001-1210
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (F) 16:032-4 50%0-0 0%3-4 75%1520002-107
Tony Parker (G) 16:201-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%1130032-102
Miles Bridges (F) 12:071-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%0100000-62
Dwayne Bacon (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Joe Chealey (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Frank Kaminsky (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jeremy Lamb (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
J.P. Macura (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cody Zeller (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Nuggets
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Nikola Jokic (F) 34:1616-29 55.2%3-9 33.3%4-5 80%81263121839
Paul Millsap (F) 27:297-14 50%1-3 33.3%3-4 75%46340211418
Gary Harris (G) 25:307-15 46.7%3-8 37.5%0-1 0%26510012317
Torrey Craig (G) 28:354-7 57.1%2-4 50%2-4 50%13101041012
Trey Lyles (F) 14:042-5 40%1-3 33.3%4-4 100%152100159
Jamal Murray (G) 31:423-13 23.1%2-4 50%0-0 0%067002298
Mason Plumlee (C) 19:174-5 80%0-0 0%0-0 0%0350305-18
Monte Morris (G) 15:052-7 28.6%2-3 66.7%2-2 100%111100088
Malik Beasley (G) 22:292-4 50%0-2 0%0-0 0%0200103-14
Juancho Hernangomez (F) 19:450-3 0%0-3 0%0-0 0%0200011-100
Brandon Goodwin (G) 00:540-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tyler Lydon (F) 00:540-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Will Barton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Michael Porter Jr. (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isaiah Thomas (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jarred Vanderbilt (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Thomas Welsh (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/5/2019
10:37 AM
DEN
CHA
DEN(-5)
-110
CHA
-110
112
-110
112
-110
1/5/2019
9:21 AM
DEN
CHA
DEN(-5)
-110
CHA
-110
111
-110
111
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/5/2019
10:37 AM
DEN
CHA
1/5/2019
9:21 AM
DEN
CHA
Spread
Spread
1/5/2019
10:37 AM
DEN(-5)
-110
CHA
-110
1/5/2019
9:21 AM
DEN(-5)
-110
CHA
-110
Total
Total
1/5/2019
10:37 AM
112
-110
112
-110
1/5/2019
9:21 AM
111
-110
111
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/5/2019
5:18 PM
DEN
CHA
DEN(-5)
-110
CHA
-110
107
-110
107
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/5/2019
5:18 PM
DEN
CHA
Spread
Spread
1/5/2019
5:18 PM
DEN(-5)
-110
CHA
-110
Total
Total
1/5/2019
5:18 PM
107
-110
107
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 107 -110 -110