Toronto 116, Denver 123

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 10, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #19 James Capers, #42 Eric Lewis, # Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 14714

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 39 35 24 25 123
Toronto 33 32 21 30 116

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 14-8 10-1 4-7 W1
Toronto 8-15 6-6 2-9 L4

Recap

Al Harrington scored a season-high 31 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Denver Nuggets defeated the host Toronto Raptors 123-116 Friday to give coach George Karl his 1,000th career victory.
 
Karl became the seventh coach in NBA history to reach the plateau, joining Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens, Pat Riley, Jerry Sloan, Phil Jackson and Larry Brown.
 
 The Nuggets (14-8) shot 56.6 percent from the field, including 46.2 percent from 3-point range, and had season-highs with 39 points in the first quarter and 74 in the first half.
 
Nene scored 26 points and improved his league-leading field goal percentage to .631 while Chauncey Billups scored 15 of his 21 points in the first quarter and had a game-high eight assists for the Nuggets.
 
Rookie Gary Forbes scored 13 of the Nuggets’ 24 points in the third quarter.

Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony did not play for the second straight game because of inflammation in his right knee.

 Linas Kleiza scored 26 points - including 19 in the first half - for the Raptors (8-15), who have lost seven straight to the Nuggets, including three at home.
 
Andrea Bargnani scored 24 points, Leandro Barbosa had 22 and Sonny Weems scored 21 for Toronto.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Toronto
Al Harrington 31 Scoring Linas Kleiza 26
Chauncey Billups 8 Assists Jerryd Bayless 5
Shelden Williams 7 Rebounds Linas Kleiza 12
Chauncey Billups 11 Free Throws Made Andrea Bargnani 8
Gary Forbes 2 Steals Andrea Bargnani 3
Arron Afflalo 1 Blocks Ed Davis 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 123 56.6 12-26 25-28 27 38 3 5 22
Toronto 116 51.1 10-25 14-19 20 34 2 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Raptors have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .267 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against New York . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .778 after a loss.
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