Thursday's game is Denver's last prior to the All-Star break, which will give Lawson's ankle some additional time to heal. The Nuggets won't return to action until Wednesday, Feb. 29.
Lawson is averaging 15.4 points and 6.1 assists this season; this will be the fifth game he's missed all year.
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