Mike Conley Ruled Out For Game 5

Timberwolves point guard Mike Conley won’t play in Game 5 against the Nuggets tonight due to right Achilles soreness, the team’s PR department tweets. Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been inserted into the lineup in Conley’s place.

Conley was injured during the final minute of Game 4. He was downgraded to questionable earlier in the day and, after testing out the ailment prior to the game, it was determined that he wasn’t healthy enough to play.

The veteran point guard has averaged 10.8 points and 7.8 assists per game during the series. Alexander-Walker is averaging 6.8 PPG off the bench against Denver but had three double-digit scoring games against Phoenix in the opening round.

Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray, who was listed as questionable due to a calf injury, will play.

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