(Col.)-Nuggets Win But Lose Gallinari
DENVER (AP) - Corey Brewer scored 23 points and got a hand on Anthony Morrow's last-second shot to preserve the Denver Nuggets' 19th straight home win, 95-94 over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
Andre Iguodala's layup with 2.8 seconds put Denver ahead in a game that Dallas dominated.
The win was bittersweet, though. Denver's dreams of a deep playoff run might have taken a huge hit when they lost forward Danilo Gallinari to what looked like serious knee injury in the second quarter.
Gallinari is scheduled for an MRI on Friday, but if his screams of pain and the blank looks of his teammates after he went down with 4:27 left in the first half are any indication, the Nuggets will head into the playoffs without him.
Brandan Wright scored 16 points to lead Dallas.
DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari appeared to suffer a serious injury to his left knee Thursday night against the Dallas Mavericks.
Gallinari's left knee buckled inward as he drove to the basket for a layup in the first half. He gave up the ball, grabbed his knee and hopped to the sideline, where he sat down, writhing in pain as Darren Collison scored at the other end for Dallas.
Gallinari was helped off the court by reserves Timofey Mozgov and Quincy Miller. After a few halting steps, he was seated in a wheelchair and taken to the locker room for evaluation.
Gallinari is the Nuggets' second-leading scorer at 16.3 points per game. Their top scorer, Ty Lawson (right heel) is out indefinitely.
The Nuggets entered the game third in the Western Conference.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press)
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