Nuggets guard Gary Harris upgraded to doubtful for Sunday’s Game 4

Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris was upgraded to doubtful for Sunday’s Game 4 after weeks spent nursing a right hip strain.

Harris has yet to play in a game in Orlando, and his potential return could immediately improve Denver’s perimeter defense. If he was able to play, it would be Harris’ first game in more than five months.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone recently expressed optimism about Harris’ eventual return.

The Nuggets desperately need help on defense, where the Jazz have combined for 38 3-pointers in back-to-back blowout wins. The Jazz lead 2-1 after Friday’s Game 3 rout.