Denver 123, New Jersey 115

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #66 Haywoode Workman, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 14139

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 28 24 28 35 115
Denver 35 33 32 23 123

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 2-9 0-4 2-5 L3
Denver 7-4 5-1 2-3 W1

Recap


Danilo Gallinari scored 17 of his 22 points in the first quarter as the Denver Nuggets took control early and rolled to a 123-115 victory over the visiting New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.

Corey Brewer came off the bench to score 17 of his season-high 19 points in the second quarter and the Nuggets shot a blistering 59.5 percent (44 of 74) to snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 5-1 at home.

Jordan Farmar scored a game-high 26 points for New Jersey, which tumbled to its ninth loss in 10 games despite burying a franchise-record 20 3-pointers on 35 attempts.

Arron Afflalo also had 19 points as Denver rebounded from its lowest point total of the season in Monday's 94-81 home loss to New Orleans to register a season high in points while connecting on 11 of 18 3-pointers.

Despite playing without starting point guard Ty Lawson (foot), the Nuggets reached 100 points and built a 23-point lead in the final seconds of the third quarter.

Farmer made it slightly interesting by scoring 13 points in a 15-0 run to cut the deficit to 100-92, but point guard Andre Miller scored six straight points to spark a 9-0 spurt that pushed the lead to 17 points.

The Nets' plight was illustrated by their numbers after three quarters: They shot 51 percent from the floor and hit 14 of 27 3-pointers but still trailed by 20 points.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Denver
Jordan Farmar 26 Scoring Danilo Gallinari 22
Deron Williams 13 Assists Andre Miller 12
Kris Humphries 9 Rebounds Nene 9
Sundiata Gaines 3 Free Throws Made Danilo Gallinari 6
Jordan Farmar 2 Steals Rudy Fernandez 4
Kris Humphries 2 Blocks Nene 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 115 51.8 20-35 9-12 31 29 7 6 17
Denver 123 59.5 11-18 24-30 37 37 7 13 19

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Miami. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .222 after a loss.
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