Ailing Martin, Lawson both out

Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin was held out of Friday night’s

game against the Indiana Pacers because of a recurrence of left

knee tendinitis, joining rookie Ty Lawson, who remains sidelined by

a bruised left shoulder.

Martin, whose 9.6 rebounds per game ranks 12th in the league,

missed three games last month because of soreness and swelling in

the same knee.

Lawson, a key reserve for the Nuggets, missed his third

consecutive game. He hasn’t played since banging his shoulder in a

collision Sunday with Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum.