Nuggets' Lawson out with heel injury

A plantar fascia tear in his right heel will keep Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson out for the team's contest against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

After originally suffering the injury on March 19 against Oklahoma City, the Nuggets scoring and assist leader sat out the next three games, but returned on Wednesday in the team's loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

He played just 20 minutes, scoring two points on 1-for-7 shooting.

Lawson will not require surgery and will continue to receive treatment. He is officially listed as day-to-day. In his fourth-year out of North Carolina, Lawson is posting career highs of 16.7 points and 6.9 assists.

Veteran guard Andre Miller will take Lawson's place in the starting lineup.