Sacramento 122, Denver 102

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, January 6, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - #46 Matt Boland, #48 Scott Foster, # James Williams
Attendance - 13184

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 27 28 26 21 102
Sacramento 29 40 22 31 122

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 20-15 15-3 5-12 L2
Sacramento 8-25 6-15 2-10 W1

Recap

Tyreke Evans led the way with 27 points and 12 assists and DeMarcus Cousins added 20 points as the Sacramento Kings dominated the Denver Nuggets 122-102 on Thursday.

Beno Udrih finished with 17 points and Carl Landry chipped in 14 off the bench for the Kings, who shot 56 percent from the floor and forced 22 turnovers.

Sacramento made its move with a 40-point second quarter, getting 12 points from Evans and seven from Cousins to take a 69-55 lead into the break. The Nuggets crept back into the game in the third, using an 18-4 run to tie it at 79-79 on Carmelo Anthony’s jumper with 3:36 left in the frame.

But the Kings did not fold, ending the third with a 12-2 burst to go into the final frame up 91-81. They continued that spurt through the break, ripping off the first 11 points of the fourth to open up a 21-point gap and put the game away.

Anthony finished with 26 points and Nene had 17 and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who have dropped back-to-back games to Sacramento and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Sacramento
Carmelo Anthony 26 Scoring Tyreke Evans 27
Ty Lawson 3 Assists Tyreke Evans 12
Nene 8 Rebounds Omri Casspi 6
Carmelo Anthony 8 Free Throws Made Beno Udrih 8
N/A Steals Tyreke Evans 2
Nene 3 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 102 50.7 4-16 26-30 12 30 5 0 23
Sacramento 122 56.4 9-18 25-30 19 33 4 11 16

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Kings have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .269 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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