New Orleans 94, Denver 81

Date - Monday, January 9, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #12 Violet Palmer, #20 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 14002

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 26 28 24 16 94
Denver 27 19 18 17 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Denver 0-0 0-0 0-0 L2


Chris Kaman collected 20 points and seven rebounds and Carl Landry added 21 and five as the visiting New Orleans Hornets used a bigger lineup to halt the Denver Nuggets 94-81 on Monday.

Marco Belinelli scored 19 points and Jarrett Jack chipped in 13 points and nine assists for the Hornets, who snapped a six-game losing streak.

With Eric Gordon out for 2-to-3 weeks with a knee injury, New Orleans coach Monty Williams has been experimenting with a bigger lineup, starting centers Emeka Okafor and Kaman while playing power forward Landry heavy minutes off the bench.

The strategy finally worked against the Nuggets, who struggled to a 40.8 percent shooting effort and their lowest point total of the season. Denver entered the contest averaging 104.0 points - the second-best mark in the NBA.

The Hornets began to assert themselves in the second quarter Monday, using a lineup with Okafor, Landry and Al-Farouq Aminu in the frontcourt to begin the frame with a 19-8 burst and stretch the lead to double-digits.

New Orleans put it away in the fourth, holding the Nuggets scoreless for nearly five minutes while embarking on a 10-0 spurt.

Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson scored 15 points apiece for Denver.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Denver
Carl Landry 21 Scoring Danilo Gallinari 15
Jarrett Jack 9 Assists Nene 4
Al-Farouq Aminu 8 Rebounds Nene 11
Carl Landry 5 Free Throws Made Arron Afflalo 8
Jarrett Jack 2 Steals Rudy Fernandez 1
Al-Farouq Aminu 1 Blocks Danilo Gallinari 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 94 52.0 6-10 10-14 26 40 5 8 17
Denver 81 40.8 8-23 15-21 19 35 5 4 17

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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