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Denver Nuggets injury report heading into 2021 NBA playoffs

Jamal Murray and Will Barton remain out indefinitely as the Nuggets enter postseason play.

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Clippers
Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets on the bench during the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on May 1, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Murray is out indefinitely with torn ACL of the left knee.
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The Denver Nuggets earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference after holding the tiebreaker over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets were hit with a significant injury last month, which could certainly put a ceiling on how far they can go. They will take on the Portland Trail Blazers, potentially without several key pieces on their roster.

Denver Nuggets injury report

Update, May 24 — PJ Dozier (adductor) and Will Barton (hamstring) have both been ruled out for Game 2 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers.

Update, May 21 — Will Barton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Game 1 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday while Austin Rivers (illness) is being listed as questionable.

Jamal Murray, knee — Denver suffered a tough blow to their season when the team’s second leading scorer suffered a torn ACL last month. He certainly will not be available for the Nuggets in their playoff run.

Will Barton, hamstring — The Nuggets small forward is dealing with a right hamstring strain, and he has been out for nearly a month. Barton started 52 games this season for Denver and averaged 12.7 points per game. It remains to be seen whether he will be available for Denver in Game 1 of the series.

PJ Dozier, adductor — The shooting guard has not played since May 3 due to a right adductor strain and is out indefinitely. Dozier is averaging 7.7 points per game in 50 games this season.