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Nuggets' Harris exits with injury


Reuters
Updated: 04-12-2018 11:44 IST

In just his second game back from an ankle injury, Nuggets guard Gary Harris left Denver's road win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday due to a different injury.

Multiple media outlets reported that Harris will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday, but the exact nature of the injury was unclear. The Nuggets initially announced that Harris exited the game in the first quarter due to a right hip ailment, but ESPN later reported that Harris hurt his right groin.

"He's frustrated, just getting back from an injury, and to have that (and) not be able to come back in tonight," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said postgame, according to ESPN. "We'll see how severe the injury is, and hopefully we can get him back really soon. But Gary's such a big part of what we're trying to do. Big loss."

It is unclear if Harris will be available Wednesday night when the Nuggets oppose the Magic in Orlando.

Harris, 24, scored three points in nine minutes Monday as Denver beat the Raptors 106-103. For the season, he is averaging 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists through 21 games.

Harris had missed two games with the ankle injury before returning to score 27 points Friday in the Nuggets' 113-112 road win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

A 2014 first-round draft pick (No. 19 overall), Harris is in his fifth NBA season, all with Denver. He has career averages of 12.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 276 games (224 starts).

In the absence of Harris on Monday, Malik Beasley came off the bench to contribute 15 points in 26 minutes. Beasley had been averaging 7.1 points per game.

Denver has won six consecutive games, the longest active victory streak in the NBA.

--Field Level Media

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