Denver 102, Atlanta 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #53 Mark Lindsay, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 14669

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 17 29 26 30 102
Atlanta 20 22 21 24 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 41-27 27-7 14-20 W4
Atlanta 39-29 20-13 19-16 L1

Recap

Nene scored 20 points and Wilson Chandler added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets won their fourth straight game with a 102-87 victory over the host Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

J.R. Smith and Arron Afflalo scored 15 points apiece as Denver (41-27) won for the 10th time in 12 games. Ty Lawson added 10 assists.

Zaza Pachulia had 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to pace Atlanta (39-29).

The Hawks led 34-22 in the second quarter before the Nuggets got into gear with a 9-0 run. Afflalo’s basket with 2:48 left in the half gave Denver a 38-36 lead en route to a four-point halftime advantage.

The Nuggets went ahead by nine points entering the final quarter before the Hawks pulled within 72-69 on Pachulia’s layup with 10:07 to play. But Denver outscored Atlanta 21-8 over the next six minutes to put the game away.

Kenyon Martin added 12 points for the Nuggets, who were 7-of-14 from 3-point range.

Josh Smith and Jamal Crawford scored 13 points apiece for Atlanta.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Atlanta
Nene 20 Scoring Zaza Pachulia 19
Ty Lawson 10 Assists Al Horford 6
Wilson Chandler 10 Rebounds Zaza Pachulia 10
Nene 8 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 5
Ty Lawson 3 Steals Joe Johnson 2
Nene 4 Blocks Josh Smith 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 102 53.4 7-14 17-24 26 43 6 4 12
Atlanta 87 41.5 5-19 14-18 24 35 6 6 10

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Miami. The Hawks have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .586 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .679 after a loss.
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