Denver 109, Detroit 100

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #57 Greg Willard, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 16212

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 29 27 24 29 109
Detroit 24 26 24 26 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 27-18 20-5 7-13 W3
Detroit 17-29 12-10 5-19 L1

Recap

Chauncey Billups made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Carmelo Anthony chipped in 18 as the visiting Denver Nuggets held off the Detroit Pistons, 109-100, on Wednesday.

Billups, who won NBA Finals MVP in leading Detroit to a championship in 2004, made 9-of-16 shots, including 6-of-9 from the arc. In the final 4:33, he made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points.

Aaron Afflalo chipped in 17 points for the Nuggets, who were playing without starting center Nene due to a right calf strain but won their third straight game.

Detroit leading scorer Rodney Stuckey left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

The Pistons scored the game's first nine points but still trailed, 29-24, at the end of the first quarter. Denver pushed it to 42-29 early in the second period and never trailed again, taking a 56-50 edge into the break.

Detroit pulled within a basket in the third quarter and came as close as 92-91 with 3:15 left on a drive by Will Bynum, who scored 17 of his 19 points in the final period. But Billups knocked down three 3-pointers over the final 75 seconds to keep the Nuggets clear.

Tracy McGrady collected 14 points and eight assists for the Pistons.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Detroit
Chauncey Billups 26 Scoring Will Bynum 19
Carmelo Anthony 7 Assists Tracy McGrady 8
Carmelo Anthony 10 Rebounds Ben Wallace 10
Carmelo Anthony 8 Free Throws Made Ben Gordon 6
Ty Lawson 2 Steals Rodney Stuckey 2
Carmelo Anthony 1 Blocks Greg Monroe 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 109 47.5 11-27 22-27 20 37 1 3 10
Detroit 100 44.3 5-15 25-32 19 43 6 4 10

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Pistons have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .379 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .684 after a loss.
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