Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari: Scores 17 points in return from three-game absence

Gallinari provided 17 points (6-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT), four rebounds, four assists and one block across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 106-98 loss to the Heat.

Gallinari was playing for the first time in three games in his return from a sore thigh, but coach Michael Malone didn't shy away from giving the forward his usual workload. Though the 28-year-old's durability has been an issue for the last several seasons, he's been remarkably consistent as a scorer this season, providing between 11 and 21 points in all 15 of his appearances.

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