|2015 Regular Season|
Shaw said travel issues may have caused the absence. He also said he might hold Lawson out of the starting lineup Friday.
The point guard is averaging 21.7 points and shooting 59.0 percent in his last three games. He went 5 of 7 from 3-point range Monday.
Lawson had 20 points and nine assists as he made sure he produced on a night when the Nuggets were blown out in their 12th loss in 13 games. That's the mark of a true fantasy pro.
Lawson had averaged just 7.3 points on 25.7 percent shooting over the previous four games. Hopefully Wednesday's performance is a sign of things to come.
Lawson had been 2 of 12 for five points a night earlier at New Orleans, but at least redeemed himself with 13 assists. He recorded only six helpers Thursday.
The Nuggets said the team was aware of the arrest and would have no further comment.
Lawson faces the Spurs next. He is averaging 9.6 points on 29.6 percent shooting in his last five games - all losses - versus the Spurs.
The sixth-year point guard has now reached the 20-point mark eight times this season.
Lawson has posted double-digit assists in six straight games, a stretch during which he's averaged 12.5. He's second in the NBA with 10.3 dimes per game.
Lawson is averaging 16.2 points and a career-high 10.1 assists per game.