DENVER (AP) The short-handed Denver Nuggets confirmed Wednesday that guard PJ Dozier's season is over after he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a 119-100 loss at Portland on Tuesday night. Dozier got hurt when he landed awkwardly after cutting across the lane for a layup late in the first quarter while being guarded by Cody Zeller. The Nuggets have been hit hard by injuries and have lost five in a row after starting out 9-4 despite the absence of star guard Jamal Murray, who isn't expected back from a torn ACL until the spring.
Jamal Murray is out with a torn ACL. Michael Porter Jr. is out with another serious back issue. Nikola Jokic is out with a wrist injury.