Age: 24 Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lbs School: Michigan State
The Denver Nuggets have persevered through the first 56 games this season, spending time atop the Western Conference despite numerous injuries to key rotation players. Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Will Barton and Jamal Murray have all missed chunks of time with injuries, yet the Nuggets (38-18) are in first place in the Northwest Division and off to their best start in their NBA history. Now, Denver is in position to come back stronger after the break and challenge Golden State, 2 1/2 games ahead entering Tuesday, for the top seed in the Western Conference.
The Denver Nuggets halted a three-game skid by turning up their defense and turning things over to their deep guard rotation which will only get deeper when Gary Harris and Isaiah Thomas return to action after the All-Star break. ''We were tired of losing, three in a row, and coach wasn'
Denver forward Paul Millsap is missing Monday night's game at Detroit because of right ankle soreness. Gary Harris is also out with a right adductor strain, and Jamal Murray is out with a left ankle sprain. The Nuggets have won six straight and are tied with Golden State for the top spot in the Western Conference.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the third time in franchise history the Bucks have had the NBA's best record through 50 games. It should be noted that they reached the NBA Finals each of the first two times. Denver Nuggets Record: 37-15 The Nuggets were again forced to play without both Gary Harris (groin) and Jamal Murray (ankle) on Saturday but still pulled out another thrilling victory, beating the Wolves 107-106 in Minnesota.