Is Jamal Murray playing tonight? Latest Clippers vs Nuggets status update

Jamal Murray, LA Clippers
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The LA Clippers are set to face the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Arena, in what will be their third game in the last four nights. The Clippers have historically struggled against the Nuggets in the Nikola Jokic era.

Many fans are wondering if Denver's starting point guard, Jamal Murray, will be ready to go for this one. Back on November 4, Murray exited the Nuggets' game against the Bulls in the first half with a hamstring injury.

It was later reported that he would be missing several weeks for the defending champions, with a late November or early December return to the court likely. So will he be suiting up against LA on Monday night?

Is Jamal Murray playing tonight vs the Clippers?

Jamal Murray is nearing a return from his hamstring injury, but will not be playing against the Clippers tonight. Shams Charania reported that Murray is being evaluated by the team on a day-to-day basis moving forward.

This news comes as a major relief to Clippers fans. The Nuggets recently went 1-4 on a five-game road trip, and the Clippers should have a much better chance of taking care of business at home without Murray in the lineup.

Full Nuggets injury report vs Clippers:

Along with Murray, Nikola Jokic was listed as questionable on the Nuggets' injury report for Monday. With it being the second night of a back-to-back for Denver, the team is considering resting him.

Besides the Nuggets' two stars, Aaron Gordon is out (back), Hunter Tyson is questionable (illness), and Vlatko Cancar is out (knee).

Full Clippers injury report vs Nuggets:

The Clippers will be without Brandon Boston Jr. and Mason Plumlee against the Nuggets.

All of LA's star players are set to play on Monday.

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