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Friday, January 31, 2014

Nuggets' Ty Lawson gameitime decision tonight


By on 1/31/2014 01:00:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets lost to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday by the score of 101-98. The loss moved them back to .500 at 22-22, fourth in the Northwest Division.  The Nuggets lost guard Nate Robinson in the first quarter with an injury and played without starting point guard Ty Lawson.  With Robinson now out, it's important for the Nuggets to get Lawson back in the lineup as soon as possible.



Game Face, via Wikimedia Commons

As reported by Aaron J. Lopez at NBA.com, Lawson is recovering from a strained left rotator cuff. He is listed as a game-time decision tonight against the Toronto Raptors.

Should Lawson be unable to play, expect Randy Foye and Evan Fournier to receive the bulk of the minutes in the back court.  Andre Miller, who missed Wednesday's game due to personal reasons, will get minutes as a backup if he returns to the team tonight.

Foye had a team high 33 points on 12-of-21 shooting, in 40 minutes against the Bobcats.  Fournier played 38 minutes replacing Robinson and had 19 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, in 38 minutes.

Lawson is in his fifth NBA season out of North Carolina.  In 41 games this season, he's averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 assists per game.  In 320 career games, Lawson is averaging 13.8 points and 5.8 assists per game.


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