Denver Nuggets Second Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Next Opponent, Game Times and Dates for Semifinal Series)
The Denver Nuggets have officially advanced to the second round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves in their opening series. Now the Western Conference's No. 1 seed prepares for a semifinals matchup.
Here's everything you need to know about the Nuggets' upcoming second round series.
When Do the Nuggets Play Next in the NBA Playoffs?
The Nuggets won't be waiting long for their next game. The conference semifinals round of the 2023 playoffs is slated to start April 29, and Denver will be in action right away on Saturday. The 1-seed Nuggets are set to face the 4-seed for a spot in the Western Conference Finals.
Who Will the Nuggets Play in Round 2 of the Playoffs?
As the 1-seed, the Nuggets will play the 4-seed Phoenix Suns in the second round of the playoffs. Phoenix just defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 4-1 on Tuesday to advance.
Denver's second round matchup will be a typical best-of-seven series that follows the 2-2-1-1-1 format. That means the better seed (the Nuggets) will host Games 1 and 2, plus Games 5 and 7 if those are necessary. The worse seed (the Suns) hosts Games 3 and 4, plus Game 6 if that is necessary.
If the Nuggets beat the Suns to advance, they would then head to the Western Conference Finals with an NBA Finals berth on the line.
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Nuggets Second Round Playoff Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook already has odds up on the Nuggets-Suns second round playoff series. The Suns have opened as slight favorites, at -126, while the Nuggets are +108 underdogs.
The closest odds on a spread for number of games is 1.5, with the Nuggets +1.5 games getting -172 odds and the Suns -1.5 games getting +140 odds. This points to a very close series, which is projected to most likely go the full seven games.
Nuggets Second Round Playoffs Schedule 2023
The Nuggets' second round playoff schedule is partially set. We'll update this space as soon as times are set for Denver's second round matchup.
Saturday, April 29
Monday, May 1
Friday, May 5
Sunday, May 7
5* (If necessary)
Tuesday, May 9
6* (If necessary)
Thursday May 11
7* (If necessary)
Sunday, May 14
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