The Denver Nuggets saw their seven-game winning streak end Friday, but an injury might end up overshadowing the 113-107 loss to the host Charlotte Hornets.
Nuggets forward Paul Millsap sustained a broken toe on his right foot, multiple media outlets reported. A potential timeline for Millsap’s return was unknown.
Midway through the third quarter, Millsap was defending a drive to the basket by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. As the Charlotte forward collided with Millsap, the Denver forward was knocked off balance, and his right foot hit the floor hard as he tumbled down.
Millsap, who was whistled for a foul on the play, did not return to the game, finishing the night with 16 points in 19 minutes.
The 33-year-old veteran is averaging 13.6 points, seven rebounds and two assists through 25 games this season. Last season, Millsap averaged 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 38 games, missing much of the season because of a left wrist injury that necessitated surgery.
Millsap is in his 13th NBA season. He began his career with the Utah Jazz, who made him a second-round draft pick out of Louisiana Tech in 2006. He spent seven seasons in Utah. Millsap played four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, making the All-Star Game each year, before joining the Nuggets prior to the 2017-18 campaign.
Reports: Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap breaks toe