Nuggets guard Ty Lawson will be a game-time decision for Tuesday night’s game against Oklahoma City after suffering a back injury he called a “stinger” against San Antonio.

Lawson will get treatment tonight and see how it feels in the morning before he and the team determine what course of action to take.

“I’ve never hurt my back before” Lawson said. “If it tightens up I probably won’t play.”

Lawson said he hurt the back after taking a hard screen during the game. Nuggets coach Brian Shaw acknowledged that playing defense in his system might result in some instances of Lawson and other small guards getting banged up a bit getting through screens but it’s something they’ll need to get used to.

“Anything you want to accomplish and you want to achieve it’s not going to be easy” Shaw said.