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Chris Dempsey, who covers the Nuggets for the Denver Post, tweeted the following on Lawson's status.
Ty Lawson (ankle) won't play and is not on the trip. And bad odds on him playing in the season finale at home on Wed. #nuggetsLawson originally sprained his ankle in a loss to the Grizzlies on April 4. The injury did not limit his playing time in that game, as he logged 32 minutes and score 16 points. But he's missed the next four games since and will likely have missed the final six games of the season.
— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) April 14, 2014
Randy Foye, Aaron Brooks and Evan Fournier have been handling the back court duties in Lawson's absence. Foye had 26 points in 40 minutes against the Jazz. Brooks added eight points and five assists in 41 minutes, while Fournier had 23 points in 31 minutes off the bench.
Lawson was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009 out of North Carolina. In 62 games this season, Lawson is averaging a career high 17.6 points and 8.8 assists per game. In 341 career game, all with the Nuggets, Lawson is averaging 14 points and 5.9 assists per game.