Denver 100, Atlanta 90

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 28, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #39 Kevin Fehr, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 16163

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 25 22 23 20 90
Denver 21 25 25 29 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 36-24 17-9 19-15 L1
Denver 35-26 25-7 10-19 W1

Recap


Kenyon Martin scored 10 of his 14 points in the third quarter and added 11 rebounds, and reserve J.R. Smith took over in the fourth as the Denver Nuggets posted a 100-90 victory over the road-weary Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
 
Smith scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth, and Raymond Felton scored 10 of his 16 in the final 12 minutes as the Nuggets (35-26) outscored the Hawks 29-20 and improved to 3-1 since trading Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks.
 
Al Horford had 21 points and 16 rebounds for the Hawks (36-24), who completed a 3-4 road trip which included three games in the last four days. Atlanta shot 40 percent, including 2 of 19 from 3-point range.
 
Martin helped Denver turn a one-point halftime deficit into a 71-70 lead heading into the fourth. Smith capped an 8-0 Nuggets run in the fourth with a 3-pointer from the left wing that provided an 81-74 edge with just under eight minutes left.
 
Smith added two free throws with 5:33 left and fed Nene for a dunk 30 seconds later to restore an eight-point bulge.
 
Denver played without Danilo Gallinari, who has a sprained right toe, while Atlanta played without recently acquired point guard Kirk Hinrich, who has a calf injury.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Denver
Joe Johnson 22 Scoring J.R. Smith 19
Al Horford 4 Assists Raymond Felton 7
Al Horford 16 Rebounds Kenyon Martin 11
Jeff Teague 5 Free Throws Made J.R. Smith 5
Al Horford 2 Steals Nene 2
Zaza Pachulia 2 Blocks J.R. Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 90 40.0 2-19 20-25 15 43 7 3 9
Denver 100 48.8 3-14 17-24 22 44 5 6 6

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Hawks have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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