Nuggets’ Jamal Murray leaves game vs. 76ers with trunk contusion


Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray reacts after hitting a shot late in the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has been ruled out of the second half of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers with what the team called a trunk contusion.

Murray collided with 76ers’ Ben Simmons with around 6:49 left in the first quarter, and left for the locker room on his own while grabbing the right side of his hip in clear pain.

The team ruled Murray as “questionable” during the break, and his X-rays came back negative, but it was later announced that the Kitchener, Ont., native would not return to the game.

Before Tuesday’s game, Murray was averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds on 43.7 per cent shooting across 32.8 minutes in 21 contests this season.

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