Posted Feb 25, 2013 9:09 PM
DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets will be without leading scorer Danilo Gallinari against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night as the forward sits out with a bruised left thigh.
Gallinari only played sparingly in a win over Charlotte on Saturday. He's averaging 16.9 points this season.
Nuggets coach George Karl was fully expecting Gallinari to be in the starting lineup, saying before the game, "I think he's good. I didn't even check today. He told me this morning it was fine."
Earlier this month, the smooth-shooting Gallinari missed two games with a sinus infection. He is Denver's top threat from 3-point range.
With Gallinari sidelined, Wilson Chandler will start. Corey Brewer also could receive more playing time.
|Top 10 Plays: Vegas Summer League Rookies|
Check out the top 10 rookie plays from the 2014 Summer League games in Las Vegas.
|Top 10 Plays: Las Vegas Summer League|
Check out the top 10 plays from the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League.
|All-Access: Zach LaVine|
Take a look behind the scenes with Wolves rookie guard Zach LaVine before during and after his first Summer League game in Las Vegas.
|All Access: Championship Celebration|
Go behind-the-scenes with the Kings during their Summer League Championship celebration.
|Blazers All-Access: David Vanterpool|
Listen to Blazers' Assistant Coach David Vanterpool as he coaches the Trail Blazers to a 75-67 victory over the Rockets at Summer League.