Nuggets Timberwolves game 5 injury report: who's in/out? Is Jamal Murray playing?

Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves - Game Four
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These NBA playoffs have been marred by injuries all around the league, especially injuries to big stars. We’ve seen players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kristaps Porzingis, Donovan Mitchell, Julius Randle, and Kawhi Leonard miss games with injuries. And we’ve seen other stars playing while clearly hampered like Joel Embiid, Jalen Brunson, Luka Doncic, and others.

It has been a bit of an epidemic going around the league and plaguing almost every team. But all things considered, the Nuggets and Timberwolves have been two of the healthiest teams going. The Nuggets have had to work through some things with Jamal Murray, but he’s toughed it out and has played in every playoff game.

The Wolves have had one of the cleanest injury reports in the league, as all of their rotation players have been healthy, but Rudy Gobert did miss game 2 for the birth of his first child. But these teams have been close to fully intact for this series, and that’s the case again heading into one of the biggest games of the NBA season, game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Nuggets injury report

The only player on the injury report for the Nuggets ahead of game 5 is Jamal Murray who is questionable with his calf strain. Murray suffered the strain in game 4 of the first-round series against the Lakers, but has been able to play in every game since and looked much better in the past two games. There is little doubt that he’ll play tonight.

This means that Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are both off the injury report. They’ve both been listed as questionable for the past two games, but played through their injuries and will be a full go for game 5.

Timberwolves injury report

The T-Wolves injury report is completely blank yet again; they’ll have their entire rotation available on Tuesday night.

Betting odds

With both teams expected to be at full strength for this massive Western Conference playoff showdown, the Nuggets are 4.5-point home favorites and the total stands at 205.5 points.