Denver Nuggets

What to watch on NBA League Pass from March 18-24

Can the Nuggets overtake the No. 1 spot in the West? ( Illustration)

From March 18-March 24, 19 games are set to air on national TV, but there are a number of other can't-miss games throughout the week that can only be found on NBA League Pass.

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From this week's team to watch to the biggest matchups throughout the week, check below for the week ahead on NBA League Pass.

All times Eastern.

Team to watch: Denver Nuggets

Monday, March 18 at Boston, 7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 21 at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBA TV Canada) | Friday, March 22 at New York, 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, March 24 at Indiana, 5 p.m.

Denver, who entered the week just one game behind the Golden State Warriors, looks to build upon its' win streak as it embarks on a four-game road trip on the East coast.

Less than a year after missing the postseason by a game, the Nuggets have risen to the top of the Western Conference standings and have done so by being one of the most entertaining teams in the league to watch.

Just last week, Denver earned two close wins thanks to clutch moments from MVP-candidate Nikola Jokic:

and Paul Millsap:

Jokic, who recently earned the first All-Star selection of his career, leads the team with 20.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. The 24-year-old centre's 12 triple-doubles this season are second behind only Russell Westbrook, who leads the league with 27.

In addition to their All-Star centre, Denver's balanced offence benefits from the contributions of Canadian Jamal Murray (18.2 ppg), Gary Harris (13.5 ppg), Paul Millsap (13.0 ppg), Will Barton (12.5 ppg), Malik Beasley (11.6 ppg) and Monte Morris (10.3 ppg).

Murray has shown the ability to get hot this season, putting forth two 40-point performances including a career-high 48 points in an early-season win over the Celtics. A big offensive night from the native of Kitchener, ON usually means good things for the Nuggets - the team is 17-7 when he scores 20 or more points and 9-1 when he scores 25 or more points.

The Nuggets are a young team looking to prove themselves as the playoffs near, and their realistic shot at reaching the No. 1 seed should provide extra motivation down the stretch of the season.

This week, Denver takes the floor four times, beginning with a trip to Boston that should be full of emotion with Isaiah Thomas making his return to the TD Garden floor. The Nuggets then head to D.C. for the front end of a back-to-back with the Wizards before travelling to New York to take on the Knicks.

Denver closes out its trip with a visit to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a rematch with the same Indiana team that Millsap's game-winner lifted it past.

Catch all of that and more this week on NBA League Pass.

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