Afflalo returns to lineup vs. Thunder in Game 3
Arron Afflalo returned to the starting lineup for the first time
in two weeks as the Nuggets hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder in
Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Saturday night.
Afflalo has been hobbled by a strained left hamstring, watching
from the bench while the Nuggets fell into an 0-2 hole. He’s tried
to return three times since mid-March only to aggravate the
Nuggets coach George Karl said the team has missed his ”even
keel” nature on the court. Afflalo is the team’s top defender and
go-to scorer in crunch time, especially since the February trade
that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks.
Afflalo downplayed the notion of being rusty and said his
hamstring feels as good as it’s felt in weeks.