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“I know my team was tired tonight,” George Karl said Monday. “There’s no question of the residual effect of the three games in a row.”
The Nuggets lost to Houston, 99-90, their fourth game in five days. After the back-to-back-to-back – which involved two separate trips – the Nuggets clearly weren’t the Nuggets on Monday.
“I don’t have my legs under me,” said Al Harrington, who missed all four 3-point attempts. “But it still feels good coming off my hand.
“It is mental. We’ve got to be mentally tougher and find a way to get one.”
Fans seem to love the lockout-shortened schedule because there are games on all the time. But we’re totally seeing the effects. The Nuggets are beleaguered – and after a practice today, the defending champs from Dallas are in town Wednesday. Then – a back-to-back game against Golden State on Thursday.
In 15 February games, only two are against teams under .500.
Asked if it’s becoming clear that the lockout-shortened season is effecting players’
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DENVER (AP) -- Forward Danilo Gallinari left the Denver Nuggets' game against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter Monday night after rolling his left ankle.
DENVER (AP) -- Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is expected to miss a month with a severely sprained left ankle that turned out to be less serious than first feared.
Danilo Gallinari will remain in a walking boot for three to five days.
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Danilo Gallinari is out indefinitely with a chip fracture in his left foot.
Luis Scola scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets handed the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets their third straight loss, 99-90 on Monday night. The Nuggets not only lost for the fifth time in six games but they lost budding star forward Danilo Gallinari, who rolled his left ankle in the third quarter.
Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari exited Monday's game against the Houston Rockets after suffering a chip fracture in his left ankle.
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Reserve Nicolas Batum recorded a career-high 33 points and a franchise-record nine 3-pointers, and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points as the Portland Trail Blazers continued their home dominance with a 117-97 victory over the weary Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
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The Denver Nuggets are short-handed for their game against the Houston Rockets on Monday night with three starters out with injuries.