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Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is day to day after MRI reveals no breaks in sprained ankle

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    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried grabs his ankle after being injured against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Faried left the court after the injury. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, second from left, is helped off the court after spraining his ankle against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Helping Faried are, from left, guard Andre Miller, assistant coach Melvin Hunt and forward Anthony Randolph. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard, center, jumps to shoot over Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, and forward Kenneth Faried in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Sunday, April 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, front, collides with Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard while driving the lane in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Inital reports from the team say that Faried suffered a sprained ankle on the play and was forced to leave the game. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried won't suit up again until sometime during the playoffs after an MRI on Monday revealed no fractures in his sprained left ankle.

Faried is averaging 11.5 points and a team-best 9.2 rebounds.

He was hurt Sunday while driving for a layup against Portland. He said he had never felt such pain and initially feared a more serious injury but vowed to play in the postseason.

The MRI revealed a sprain of what's called the "anterior talofibular" ligament but no fractures, the Nuggets said.

Faried will miss the Nuggets' games at Milwaukee on Monday and against Phoenix on Wednesday.

A win in either game will secure homecourt advantage in the playoffs for the Nuggets, who are an NBA-best 37-3 at home, where they've won 22 straight.

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