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Nuggets' Harris set to have MRI on hip injury

Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris left Monday’s game in Toronto with a hip injury late in the first quarter and did not return to the court.

Although the Nuggets won the game 106-103, Harris is set to have an MRI on his injury Tuesday.

“The one thing I feel awful about is Gary Harris,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said afterward, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “Definitely keep Gary in our thoughts. He’s frustrated, just getting back from an injury, and to have that [and] not be able to come back in tonight. We’ll see how severe the injury is, and hopefully we can get him back really soon.

“But Gary’s such a big part of what we’re trying to do. Big loss.”

Bontemps reports Harris will have his MRI done in Orlando as the Nuggets are headed to Florida to face the Magic on Wednesday (7 ET, NBA League Pass).

Harris was one game removed from a 27-point showing in Portland and missed Denver’s two games before that because of an ankle injury. This season, he’s averaging 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the Northwest Division-leading Nuggets.