Michael Malone missed the Denver Nuggets' 122-113 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday after entering the NBA's health and safety protocols.

David Adelman replaced Malone on the Nuggets' sideline.

"Everyone will step up. Different roles, but same expectations as if he's here.

"That's where Coach has been so good over the years -- there's an expectation of how we prepare, how we go about our business, and we'll try to do that for him tonight," said Adelman after the game.