The Denver Nuggets won their fifth consecutive game on Saturday night with a convincing 120-94 blowout of the Orlando Magic. The win moved the Nuggets to 19-17, third in the Northwest Division. During the game, backup power forward Darrell Arthur left the game with a groin injury.
As reported at rotoworld.com, the injury occurred in the third quarter. Arthur did not return and finished scoreless in 11 minutes of action. There is no word as to whether or not Arthur will be able to play against the Jazz tonight in Utah.
Should Arthur be unable to go, expect Kenneth Faried, J.J. Hickson or Timofey Mozgov to get additional minutes. Faried is in his third season out of Morehead State. He is averaging 10.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season. Hickson is in his sixth season out of NC State and is averaging 11.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Mozgov is adding 8.9 points and six rebounds in nearly 20 minutes per game off the bench.
Arthur is in his fifth season out of Kansas. He played his first four seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. Arthur's best season was in 2010-2011 when he averaged 9.1 points in 20 minutes per game. In his first season with the Nuggets, he is averaging 5.6 points and 3.5 rebounds, in 18 minutes per game.