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Denver Nuggets' Gary Harris to have MRI on knee

From NBA media reports

The Denver Nuggets are battling for their playoff lives and got a critical win last night against the Detroit Pistons. At a key moment in that 120-113 home victory, though, guard Gary Harris made a crucial play — buy may have also suffered an injury, too.

As the Pistons were mounting a comeback in the fourth quarter, the Nuggets forced a turnover that led to an and-one dunk by Harris. However, after the injury, he appeared to suffer some kind of knee injury, writes Nick Kosminder of The Denver Post:

Gary Harris delivered the play that helped prevent an unimaginable collapse for the Nuggets on Thursday night. But his tide-turning, three-point play at the Pepsi Center may have come at a cost.

The contested dunk by Harris midway through the fourth quarter stemmed a Pistons run that had seen Detroit trim a 26-point lead to just five midway through the final period. Ultimately, it helped Denver hold on for a desperately needed 120-113 victory, but the Nuggets finished the game without Harris, who crashed under the basket after he was fouled, got up gingerly and, after making his free throw, left for the locker room.

Initial X-rays to Murray’s knee area were negative. He’ll have an MRI on Friday.

“It’s still sore right now, but we’ll see,” said Harris, who was vague on the specifics of the injury.

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