Dozier played 14 minutes off the bench in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Lakers, finishing with three points (1-2 FG, 1-5 FT), one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block. Dozier logged only two total minutes of action in Round 2 against the Clippers, but he's re-entered the rotation in West Finals. In Game 1, Dozier played 12 minutes and registered six points, three rebounds and two assists, though much of that production came in garbage time. That was not the case Sunday, as coach Mike Malone trusted Dozier with key minutes down the stretch. While the South Carolina product was an important cog in the Nuggets' defensive effort, he missed several big free throws late in the game, including a pair with 3:28 remaining and the Nuggets trailing by five.
Dozier registered 20 points (6-9 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes off the bench during Friday's loss against the Raptors. Dozier registered a new season-high mark just four days after scoring 18 points in a 124-121 loss to the Lakers on Aug. 10. Though he came off the bench in this game, Dozier saw considerable minutes with the Nuggets resting most of their regular players ahead of the playoffs. The South Carolina product, who has scored in double digits in four of his last six games, will likely be limited to a deeper bench role once the playoffs start next week.
Dozier scored 18 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four rebounds, four assists and a block in 27 minutes during Monday's 124-121 loss to the Lakers. Eight Nuggets posted double figures in points but it was Dozier who led the way with his best game of the season. In six games since the restart, the 23-year-old has averaged 9.3 points per contest. Perhaps the scoring outburst will afford him more minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Dozier (undisclosed) cleared quarantine Thursday, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports. Dozier can now practice with the Nuggets, and there's a chance he'll be available for Saturday's opener against the Heat. That said, even if he's cleared, it's unlikely that coach Michael Malone will give him any run.
Dozier (undisclosed) arrived in the bubble Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.s Dozier was the final player missing from Orlando, so now the Nuggets officially have the entire team there. He'll have to quarantine before he practices and plays.
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