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Nuggets' Jamal Murray to miss time with hamstring strain

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Murray lobs a beauty to Gordon for the alley-oop slam (0:32)

Aaron Gordon throws down the lob from Jamal Murray to extend the Nuggets' lead. (0:32)

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray will miss extended time due to a right hamstring strain, coach Michael Malone announced ahead of Monday's win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Murray suffered the injury early in Saturday's win over the Chicago Bulls. He has been dealing with hamstring tightness since training camp.

"His injury is not one- or two-game injury," coach Michael Malone said. "That's what I do know. This is something that will be longer than we would like."

Reggie Jackson has been starting in place of Murray, but Malone said replacing Murray's minutes and production will be "by committee."

Murray is averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 assists this season for the Nuggets, who enter Monday night 6-1 atop the Western Conference.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.