Nuggets to be without two players for restart opener

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The Denver Nuggets will be missing some key pieces for their first “seeding game” against the Miami Heat, as Will Barton and Gary Harris are out.

Barton is out with right knee soreness, while Harris is out with a right hip muscle strain.

Harris has yet to play in Orlando, as he didn’t play in any scrimmage games, while Barton played 18 minutes in the team’s last scrimmage.

Jamal Murray is also questionable with a left hamstring tightness.

If Murray were to be ruled out too, the Nuggets could choose to go with big lineups that features Nikola Jokic, Mason Plumlee, Paul Millsap, Jerami Grant and maybe even Bol Bol.

Michael Porter Jr. should also see some more playing time.

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