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Gary Harris questionable vs. Heat with left hamstring tightness

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris is listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s road game against the Miami Heat due to hamstring tightness, according to a report from Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Harris, now 24-years-old, missed 11 games earlier this season with a hip injury. He made his return to the lineup last week.

Harris’ hamstring injury came during the fourth quarter of Monday’s 125-113 loss to the Houston Rockets. Adter a quick evaluation, Harris said he was fine, but Nuggets head coach Mike Malone held him out for the remainder of the game for precautionary measures.

In his 27 minutes of action against the Rockets, Harris scored 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field (2-of-5 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line), four rebounds and two assists.

Harris has made 25 appearances with the Nuggets this season, racking up averages of 16.0 points on 43.2 percent shooting from the field (33.3 percent from beyond the arc), 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steal in 31.3 minutes per outing.

Without a doubt, the Nuggets will miss Harris’ services if he is unable to play in Tuesday night’s game against the Heat. If he is held out, Malik Beasley would likely see an uptick in his usage rate.

Tuesday night’s Nuggets-Heat game is scheduled to tip inside American Airlines Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET.



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