Nuggets C Marcus Camby sprained his left ankle and had to be helped from the court during the first quarter of yesterday's game against the Mavericks.
Camby was defending Dallas's Dirk Nowitzki on a layup when he fell to the floor under the basket. He immediately began pointing to the ankle while writhing in pain. With his arms draped around trainers, Camby put weight on the foot while going to the locker room but grimaced with each step. X-rays showed no break.
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Camby, who missed six games this season because of injuries, has been playing well this month, averaging 12.9 points and 13.4 rebounds in seven games.
MARSHALL OUT: Raptors F Donyell Marshall missed yesterday's game against the Bobcats because of a sprained right wrist.
Marshall, who injured the wrist in Friday's loss to the Wizards, is averaging 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds this season. Toronto F Lamond Murray also missed the game with an upper respiratory infection.
MOVES: The Spurs put C Rasho Nesterovic on the injured list (sprained left ankle) and activated Sean Marks. Nesterovic started each of the Spurs' first 42 games, averaging 5.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Marks spent all of last season on San Antonio's injured list with tendinitis in his left knee. . . .
The Suns re-signed F Paul Shirley for the rest of this season, with a team option for 2005-06. The 6-foot-10 Shirley, waived by Phoenix just before the season began, played for Unics Kazan in Russia the past two months.
-- From News Services