Nuggets’ Murray helped off after knee injury

    Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined for its launch in April 2009.

SAN FRANCISCO — Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray injured his left knee at the end of the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against the Golden State Warriors and did not return.

The Nuggets are working to get Murray an MRI on the knee to evaluate the severity of the injury, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The injury occurred with 50.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter as Murray drove to the rim. It appeared to be a non-contact injury as Murray crumpled to the ground in pain after trying to make a play at the rim.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone came out to check on Murray after the injury and immediately yelled for more medical attention.

After staying on the ground for several minutes, Murray got to his feet and hopped back to the locker room with the assistance of members of the Nuggets training staff. Murray was not putting any weight on his injured knee.

Members of both teams stood around Murray concerned about the injury as towels were brought to the floor to give his head some support as they evaluated the injury.

Murray finished the game with 17 points, four rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes. He had missed the last four games with right knee soreness

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