Denver 127, Cleveland 99

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 15, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, #60 David Guthrie, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 17668

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 22 27 21 29 99
Denver 34 46 25 22 127

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 8-32 5-12 3-20 L13
Denver 23-16 18-4 5-12 W3

Recap

The Denver Nuggets scored a season-high 80 points in the first half, including baskets on 11 consecutive possessions in the second quarter, to pound the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-99 on Saturday.
 
The Nuggets have now won three straight, while the woeful Cavs have lost 13 in a row and 23 of their last 24 games.
 
Nene had 22 points and seven rebounds, Chauncey Billups had 21 points and eight assists, and Arron Afflalo notched 17 points as the Nuggets continue to ignore the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors. Anthony finished with a quiet 12 points in 27 minutes.
 
The Nuggets shot better on 3-pointers (62 percent) than they did from the floor (58 percent). They scored 46 points in the second quarter – the Cavs scored just 49 in the first half – to take a 31-point lead entering the third.
 
Ramon Sessions had 21 points and nine assists, and Antawn Jamison had 17 points for the Cavs, who were down to just seven healthy players by the end of the game. Ryan Hollins left the team to return to Los Angeles for a death in the family, while point guard Mo Williams exited five minutes into the game with a recurring left hip flexor strain.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Denver
Ramon Sessions 21 Scoring Nene 22
Ramon Sessions 9 Assists Chauncey Billups 8
J.J. Hickson 9 Rebounds Shelden Williams 11
Ramon Sessions 7 Free Throws Made Nene 6
Alonzo Gee 6 Steals Gary Forbes 4
Jamario Moon 2 Blocks Melvin Ely 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 99 37.8 4-19 21-28 21 47 5 10 14
Denver 127 58.3 13-21 16-22 30 49 7 13 18

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .647 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .188 after a loss.
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