Denver 99, Sacramento 90

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 1, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #41 Ken Mauer, #64 Eli Roe
Attendance - 15871

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 21 27 31 20 99
Sacramento 28 23 16 23 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 46-29 31-7 15-22 W5
Sacramento 21-54 10-28 11-26 L2

Recap


Raymond Felton scored 17 points and Nene collected 12 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the visiting Denver Nuggets won their fifth straight game, 99-90, over the Sacramento Kings on Friday.

Kenyon Martin added 14 points and Arron Afflalo contributed 11 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Nuggets (46-29), who remained 2½ games ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers (44-32) for the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference.

Denver trailed, 51-48, at the half but came out of the locker room a different team, ripping off a 12-3 burst to begin the third quarter and take the lead. Four players scored during the burst, with Martin pouring in six points.

The Nuggets pushed the lead to as many as 15 points, 78-63, before cruising into the fourth quarter with a 79-67 edge. The Kings (21-54) made one last effort to get back into it, closing to within 90-84 with 5:18 remaining, but Felton scored five straight points to put it away.

Francisco Garcia led seven scorers in double figures with 17 points for Sacramento.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Sacramento
Raymond Felton 17 Scoring Francisco Garcia 17
Nene 6 Assists DeMarcus Cousins 5
Nene 12 Rebounds Samuel Dalembert 12
Raymond Felton 7 Free Throws Made Tyreke Evans 5
J.R. Smith 3 Steals Beno Udrih 3
Chris Andersen 3 Blocks DeMarcus Cousins 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 99 48.8 4-14 17-22 23 45 5 9 18
Sacramento 90 39.8 2-21 22-34 19 41 4 12 16

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Utah. The Kings have a W/L % of .238 after a win and .296 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .578 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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