Chandler expects to miss Denver’s next 3 games

The Nuggets will be without forward Wilson Chandler and probably

point guard Ty Lawson for their game against the Philadelphia 76ers

on Thursday night when Denver goes for its 14th straight

victory.

Chandler and Lawson were injured in the Nuggets’ 114-104 win at

Oklahoma City on Tuesday night. Chandler separated his left

shoulder and Lawson bruised his right heel.

Coach George Karl said Chandler was out for Thursday night’s

game at the Pepsi Center and Lawson would suit up but likely

wouldn’t play.

Chandler said his shoulder felt better Thursday but added that

he plans to sit out Denver’s next three games and hopes to return

March 27 against San Antonio.

Lawson leads the Nuggets with a 16.9-point scoring average.

Chandler is averaging 11.8 points and five rebounds.