• Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams thought Friday he might be cleared under the NBA’s concussion protocol to play Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. But he experienced some dizziness Saturday, according to coach Steve Clifford, so his return won’t be before Monday in Washington.
• Nuggets coach Brian Shaw hates to have to double-team the low post, but Hornets center Al Jefferson has had so much recent success against Denver that Shaw said pre-game he’d be sending rookie center Jusuf Nurkic help every time the ball comes to Jefferson.
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• Illness caused the Nuggets to lose two rotation players Saturday – forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur both came down sick following Thursday’s road loss in Memphis.
• Clifford talked about the value of getting in a practice in high altitude before road games against the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz. Clearly the long practice Friday in Denver was of value.