Eight nuggets for Denver’s eight-man rotation in a 106-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
1. At this rate, the Nuggets are going to hold open tryouts Monday morning to fill out the back end of their rotation. First, Gary Harris went down with a hip injury in Toronto that reportedly could sideline him for three to four weeks. Then Paul Millsap fractured his big toe after taking a nasty spill in Charlotte. On Saturday, Jamal Murray hobbled through the second half of Denver’s ugly loss to Atlanta after Justin Anderson kicked him.
Worn down and severely depleted, the Nuggets ran out of gas against the lowly Hawks. They were outscored 55-42 in the second half as their five-game road trip that started out so promising ended in a thud. Denver finished 3-2 on this west-to-east jaunt — not bad! — but losing two starters for an extended period of time put a damper on things.