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Gary Harris, Trey Lyles out for Nuggets vs. Blazers

Gary Harris, Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets will be shorthanded once again when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers, as both Gary Harris and Trey Lyles remain sidelined with separate injuries.

Gary Harris has been out since Jan. 8 due to hamstring soreness. The game against the Blazers is the fourth straight match that he would miss due to the injury, having already sat out their meetings against the Miami Heat, LA Clippers and Phoenix Suns.

Meanwhile, Trey Lyles is set to miss his second game in a row due to a sprained wrist he sustained during their match with the Clippers. He played 22 minutes in the game and posted seven points, two rebounds and one assist; however, his injury forced him out of their next game against the Suns.

The Nuggets are coming off a defeat against the Suns, and playing the second game of a back-to-back is undoubtedly heavy for the team. They really need a boost right now, so the injuries to two key players are massive blows.

Harris is averaging 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 points per contest while shooting 43.2 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from deep and 80.2 percent from the free-throw line. Unfortunately, he has already missed 16 games in the campaign due to different injuries.

On the other hand, Lyles has been a key rotation player for the Nuggets. He is putting up 9.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists on a nightly basis while shooting 41.2 percent overall.