Despite playing in the
Nurkic had missed eight straight games dating back to Feb. 27 with the ankle sprain before returning March 13.
Nurkic has averaged 4.0 points and 3.75 rebounds since his return.
Nurkic, who is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, has missed the last eight games for Denver with an ankle injury. The Nuggets are currently 4-point favorites.
Nurkic is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 45 games. The Nuggets are 6-point underdogs.
After going through shootaround,
Nurkic had been upgraded to probable earlier in the day, but after going through practice said his ankle still felt sore and was a few days away from being ready to play.
The upgrade in status is another good sign for the rookie, who is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 45 games.
The Nuggets are 7-point underdogs at home against the Hawks.
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