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Jamal Murray (knee) available Thursday for Nuggets

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Jamal Murray (left knee injury management) is available Thursday against the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

Murray will play through the pain again on Thursday in an advantageous matchup on the road. He scored 14 points (5-18 field goals, 1-8 3-pointers) with 2 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, and a block in 40 minutes on Tuesday versus the Toronto Raptors. Murray's 37.1% field-goal percentage this month is well below his 44.6% mark for the season, so he should be due for some positive regression.

Murray has a $8,200 salary on Thursday’s five-game slate and numberFire's models project him for 38.4 FanDuel points over 33.1 minutes. He leads the Nuggets with a 27.3% usage rate in March and the Pistons are allowing the second-most FanDuel points per game to point guards this season. Detroit also has the third-worst defensive rating in the NBA (117.1). Per our NBA Heat Map, the Nuggets’ implied total is 122.5 and the game total is 230.0.