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Paul Millsap (wrist) available to play vs. LA Clippers

* Tonight on TNT: Nuggets vs. Clippers (10:30 ET)

Update: The Nuggets have announced that Millsap is available to play.

Millsap has been out since mid November after suffering a torn ligament in his left wrist that required surgery. He practiced with the team last week and has been inching closer to a return, all while Denver tries to stay in the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase. Per T.J. McBride of, Millsap was at shootaround today wearing a big pad on his wrist and said he is a game-time decision.

The last time Millsap suited up — on Nov. 19 — the Nuggets were 9-7 and still finding their rhythm to the season. They are 33-27 entering tonight’s game, making them the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. However, Denver is just one game ahead of the Clippers and 2 1/2 games ahead of the Utah Jazz for that perch.

The Nuggets have used a variety of players to fill in for Millsap during his absence, including Mason Plumlee, Trey Lyles and Wilson Chandler while also relying more on Nikola Jokic for scoring around the basket.