Denver 114, Washington 94

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 25, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #51 Leroy Richardson, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 19308

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 16 29 22 27 94
Denver 30 34 18 32 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 17-54 16-20 1-34 L3
Denver 44-29 30-7 14-22 W3

Recap


Chris Andersen had a season-high 17 points and 11 rebounds in 21 minutes as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Washington Wizards 114-94 on Friday for their ninth straight victory at home.

Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson and Al Harrington added 17 points apiece for the Nuggets (44-29), who improved to 12-4 since they traded Carmelo Anthony to New York and remained four games behind Oklahoma City for fourth in the Western Conference.

Jordan Crawford scored 19 points and JaVale McGee had 13 rebounds for the Wizards (17-54), who are 1-34 on the road. Rookie John Wall, who scored a career-high 32 points against the Clippers on Wednesday, was held to 13. Nick Young, Washington's leading scorer, returned after missing five games with a knee injury and had 10 points on 4-for-15 shooting in 33 minutes.

If Washington loses its final six away games, it would match the 1990-91 Sacramento Kings for the worst record in an 82-game season.

The Nuggets have won seven straight over Washington in Denver, and have the second best home record among West teams at 30-7, including 14-1 against the East.

Denver led by as many as 25 in the first half after Gallinari's second straight 3-pointer made it 57-32 with 2:31 left. The Nuggets led 64-45 at halftime.

Washington could only get as close at 13 late in the third quarter.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Denver
Jordan Crawford 19 Scoring Chris Andersen 17
John Wall 6 Assists Raymond Felton 8
JaVale McGee 13 Rebounds Chris Andersen 11
John Wall 9 Free Throws Made Nene 4
Jordan Crawford 2 Steals Raymond Felton 3
Trevor Booker 3 Blocks Chris Andersen 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 94 42.0 3-11 17-21 13 46 6 7 14
Denver 114 49.4 11-26 19-24 29 45 8 10 15

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Wizards have a W/L % of .059 after a win and .296 after a loss.
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