Nuggets' Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray out vs. Trail Blazers

League: NBA

Posted on: 24 Mar, 2024 at 02:42 AM

Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets stars Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray sat out Saturday night's road game with the Portland Trail Blazers due to injuries.

Jokic was ruled out with back and hip injuries. Murray was out due to a sprained left ankle sustained in the final minute of Thursday's 113-100 home victory over the New York Knicks.

Jokic had 30 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists against New York for his 22nd triple-double of the season. The two-time NBA MVP is averaging 26.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists in 68 games.

Murray had 23 points against the Knicks. He is averaging 20.9 points and 6.7 assists in 54 games.

Deandre Ayton (elbow), Jerami Grant (hamstring) and Anfernee Simons (knee) were among the players who sat out for Portland. Simons injured his left knee in Friday night's 125-117 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

--Field Level Media