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@ GS 
L 109-125
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@ Pho 
L 120-126
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vs. Ind 
L 124-132
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vs. Den 
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Minus Jamal Murray, Nuggets set sights on Rockets

With 17 games left in their regular season, the Denver Nuggets should have enough time to set a new course without guard Jamal Murray for what they hope is another extended playoff push.

The Nuggets began that process in earnest Wednesday with a 123-106 home victory over the Miami Heat in their first game without Murray, who tore his left ACL in the latter stages of a loss to the Golden State Warriors Monday. Murray will miss the rest of the season, cutting short what had been a career-best statistical campaign and putting a dent in the Nuggets' playoff fortunes.

And Denver, set to face the Houston Rockets on the road Friday, had legitimate championship hopes based a trio of factors: the surprising run to the Western Conference Finals last season; the improved play of late, with the Nuggets winning eight consecutive games prior to back-to-back losses against the Boston Celtics and Warriors; and the trade deadline acquisition of forward Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic, a move that strengthened their front court.

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Leaders
Points: Christian Wood21.2
Rebounds: Christian Wood9.6
Assists: John Wall6.9
FG%: Christian Wood53.2%
Steals: Jae'Sean Tate1.18
Blocks: Christian Wood1.28
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.8 (25)
Rebounds: 47.7 (29)
Assists: 25.0 (17)
FG%: 47.2% (22)
FT%: 77.8% (17)
3P%: 38.1% (26)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.3 (24)
Rebounds: 42.5 (25)
Assists: 23.1 (25)
FG%: 44.2% (28)
FT%: 74.1% (26)
3P%: 33.7% (30)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 30 24 .556 --
Memphis 27 26 .509 2.5
San Antonio 26 27 .491 3.5
New Orleans 25 30 .455 5.5
Houston 14 41 .255 16.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/5/2021 DaQuan Jeffries Signed as Free Agent
4/4/2021 Armoni Brooks Signed as Free Agent Two-way Contract
4/4/2021 Ben McLemore Waived
4/4/2021 Justin Patton Waived
3/25/2021 Kelly Olynyk Traded for Victor Oladipo
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/12/2021 Eric Gordon Strained groin
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