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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nuggets' Ty Lawson likely out final two games of the season


By on 4/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets enter tonight's game coming off a 101-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. It was the Nuggets third straight win to improve their record to 36-44 on the season. Although out of the playoff picture, the Nuggets would like to head into the off season riding a five-game winning streak. They'll have to do that most likely without the presence of guard Ty Lawson, who continues to miss time due to a sprained ankle.

 Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

Chris Dempsey, who covers the Nuggets for the Denver Post, tweeted the following on Lawson's status.
Lawson 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.

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.



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