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Lawson was inserted back into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder.
Lawson was held off the court in Friday's game against the Bucks for an undisclosed reason, although he was likely being punished for not returning to the Nuggets in a timely manner after the All-Star break. He's expected to stay in the starting lineup moving forward, barring the unforeseen.
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Lawson stayed on the bench for Friday's game against the Bucks at the authority of coach Brian Shaw.Lawson's absence likely stems from the fact that he missed Wednesday's practice due to travel issues. In other words, he didn't report back to the Nuggets in a timely manner after vacationing during the All-Star break and Shaw dropped the hammer on his star point guard. However, it would be somewhat surprising if Lawson wasn't given his normal role as a starter when the Nuggets head to Oklahoma City on Sunday.
Ty Lawson PG DEN 11 Days
Lawson will come off the bench Friday against the Bucks.Lawson is likely being punished for missing Wednesday's practice due to travel issues, but he likely won't spend too much time on the bench. However, his minutes could be impacted, with Jameer Nelson receiving the start and extra minutes in his place.
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Lawson was not present at Wednesday's practice due to travel issues, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.Lawson was unable to get back to Denver in time for Wednesday's session, but it doesn't appear to be related to the recent trade rumors involving him and several teammates. It's unclear what will happen before Thursday's trade deadline, but assuming Lawson remains with the Nuggets, he should be expected to play Friday in Milwaukee.
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Lawson had a huge game Tuesday against the Lakers, finishing with 32 points (12-20 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 16 assists, and three rebounds in 45 minutes.Lawson's current tear will have to be put on hold until after the break. Through five February contests, Lawson is averaging 17.5 points and 10 assists and that scoring number is deflated by a five point outing against the 76ers.
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Lawson scored 22 points (8-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with nine assists and a steal in 38 minutes during Monday's loss to the Thunder.The streaky Lawson is heating up, scoring 20 or more points in three straight games, and he should be able to make it four in a row against the woeful Lakers on Tuesday. The Nuggets are struggling right now, but Lawson may be the one Denver player who's not looking forward to the All-Star break.
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Lawson scored 20 points (6-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT) and added three rebounds and nine assists in 39 minutes against the Pistons Friday.
After a week of poor performances, Lawson is making the most of the extra court time and responsibility afforded him by Jameer Nelson's (Achilles) absence. It is unclear how much - or how little - time Nelson will miss, or if Lawson will be able to continue his improved play after Nelson returns.
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Lawson scored 23 points (9-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with eight assists, two rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.
Jameer Nelson's absence due to an Achilles strain forced Lawson to play nearly the entire game, and the Celtics' defense was just the spark he needed to awaken his shooting touch. The Nuggets travel to Detroit on Friday, and if Nelson remains sidelined Lawson could be in for a very big night.
Ty Lawson PG DEN 28 Days
Lawson scored five points (1-4 FG, 3-4 Ft) with 14 assists, six rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the 76ers.
It's the fourth time in the last six games Lawson's given his owners double-digit assists, although his recent struggles getting his shot off or getting to the free throw line continued on Tuesday. He'll get another chance to turn things around on Wednesday against the Celtics.
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Lawson had 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine assists, and five rebounds in 32 minutes Saturday against the Hornets.
Lawson is in a bit of an offensive slump, managing just 24 points in his last three games. He finished January averaging 17.6 points, 9.3 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. His next chance to come out of this mini-slump will come Monday against the Wizards.