08:09 AM ET 04.05 | Not far removed from their extended winning streak, the Nuggets really didn't need this heading down the stretch. After crumbling to the court and needing to be carried to the locker room, an initial examination of Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari suggested a season-ending tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night. "The doctor indicated that the ligament was loose," one source told Yahoo! Sports. "They expect that it's a torn ACL." Gallinari will undergo a full MRI examination on Friday to survey the complete damage to the knee. ... [After driving on Dirk Nowitzki], Gallinari planted his left leg only to have his knee buckle beneath him.