Despite having Andrew Bynum break his nose in Game 3, Denver Nuggets reserve forward Al Harrington is going to play in Game 4 despite the injury. It had been unclear whether Harrington would play against the Los Angeles Lakers as the Nuggets try to pull off an upset, but coach George Karl clarified things on Sunday in this tweet from the team's feed:
#Nuggets coach George Karl on Al Harrington playing with a broken nose: "In a sneaky way, I think he’s going to play pretty well."— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) May 6, 2012
In the third quarter of Game 3, Harrington caught one of Bynum's elbows to the face and never returned to the game. Over the first three playoff games, he averaged 9.3 PPG and 4.3 RPG in 20.3 MPG, but he's only shot 32 percent from the field so far.
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