Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was held out of the Nuggets starting lineup Friday at Memphis after the point guard missed a morning breakfast meeting.

"Things happen," coach Brian Shaw said. "Guys are late from time to time, and they miss things from time to time. It's not the first time that this happened with our team. It's the first time with him this season, but that's been my standard for when guys miss something like that.

"Quincy Miller missed something earlier in the year when he was starting, and he didn't end up starting that particular night."

Aaron Brooks started for Lawson.
Lawson came into the game off the bench. It's the first time in the past 64 games in which he's played, dating to last season, that he didn't start. Until Friday, he started all 61 games that he played in this season.