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Lawson on heel injury: “I couldn’t move.” Time to rest the man.

Mar 28, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

Tony Parker,Danny Green, Ty Lawson AP

It was a one-point game at the end — the Denver Nuggets had a real shot of knocking off the San Antonio Spurs on the road. Denver had the last shot. But that last shot wasn’t pretty — Danilo Gallinari couldn’t create a shot for himself so he dumped it to Andre Miller who tried a runner across the lane that missed.

The Nuggets could have used Ty Lawson in that spot.

Lawson tried to return from a heel injury and go on Wednesday, but after playing regular rotations in the first half and then the first seven minutes of the second half, he sat again. And what he said after the game to the Denver Post didn’t sound good.

“I couldn’t move,” the point guard said. “I had no lift on my shot, jumping off one foot. I was just to see if I could do it, try to inspire the team.”

The Nuggets don’t need more inspiration against the Spurs, they need Lawson healthy in the playoffs where there will be more games decided in the last second and the outcomes will have more meaning. Lawson gets that, sort of.

“I probably need to take a couple days off to let it heal all the way,” Lawson said of his injury. Asked if that means the Brooklyn game on Friday, Lawson said, “Probably.”

George Karl needs to keep him on the bench for a couple games. He needs to be right when the playoffs come. The Nuggets are a real postseason threat, but they need a healthy Lawson to be that.

  1. dirtydavis - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Denver Nuggets 2013 Champs

  2. broncobeta - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    The Nuggets can beat anyone in the West when Ty is healthy.

    The Nugget can get beaten by anyone in the NBA when Ty is hurt.

    • dirtydavis - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      Ty Lawson avg 19pts 6.1 ast 50% 37%3pt during The Nuggets streak

  3. amlowlife - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    The entire team is built around Ty and his quickness. Might need to pick up a PG with a similar style as a backup for next season. Miller is a good change of pace but throws everything out of whack when he starts (and plays 30ish minutes).

    See you at the Utah game, Ty (4/3).

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