UPDATE (12:30 PM): Some key injury updates for the Raptors after morning shootaround in Denver…
DeRozan (left ankle/foot) questionable, Johnson (right ankle) & Patterson (broken nose) probable tonight at Denver. #RTZ #Raptors
— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 31, 2014
The Nuggets, also have some personnel questionable for tonight, most notably starting point guard Ty Lawson (left rotator cuff strain). He’s listed as a game time decision, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey isn’t leaving anything to chance.
From NBA.com: The Denver Nuggets couldn’t keep up without their leading scorer last time out.
The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, haven’t missed a beat without theirs.
Ty Lawson and DeMar DeRozan are questionable to play Friday night when the Nuggets go for a 10th consecutive home win over the Raptors.
Denver (22-22) had posted back-to-back wins before falling 101-98 to Charlotte on Wednesday. The Nuggets were held to under 101 points for the first time in 14 games and shot just 39.0 percent with Lawson sidelined due to a left shoulder injury. Read More
Raptors: Kyle Lowry (G), Greivis Vasquez (G), Terrence Ross (F), Amir Johnson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)
Raptors: Landry Fields – Right wrist surgery (out), DeMar DeRozan – Sprained left foot (day-to-day), Patrick Patterson – Broken Nose (day-to-day)
Nuggets: Darrell Arthur – Left Hip Strain (day-to-day), Danilo Gallinari – Left Knee ACL Tear (out), Ty Lawson – Left Shoulder Rotator Cuff Strain (day-to-day), Javale McGee – Left Tibia Stress Fracture (out)
By The Numbers: Raptors @ Nuggets
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Last Time They Met: Nuggets 112, Raptors 98 – Dec. 1, 2013