Denver 122, Sacramento 93

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #19 James Capers, #54 Derrick Collins, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 12097

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 32 34 28 28 122
Sacramento 26 17 22 28 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 13-5 6-2 7-3 W5
Sacramento 6-13 4-4 2-9 L3

Recap


Danilo Gallinari scored 14 of his 23 points in the second quarter when the Denver Nuggets took control with a 13-0 run en route to a 122-93 victory over the host Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

It was a fitting performance from Gallinari, who received a $42 million contract extension earlier in the day.

Andre Miller had 15 points and 10 assists for his second straight double-double as the Nuggets (13-5) completed their first sweep of a five-game road trip in team history and remained two games behind Oklahoma City for the best record in the Western Conference.

DeMarcus Cousins recorded 17 points and 15 rebounds and rookie Jimmer Fredette scored nine of his 19 points in the first quarter for the Kings (6-13), who lost their third straight.

Gallinari, whose extension is for four years, scored the final nine points during the run as Denver exploded to a 54-37 advantage.

The Nuggets’ Ty Lawson scored 11 points before leaving the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury.

Denver scored a team-record 92 points in the paint and its 7-3 start on the road is the best in team history.

The Nuggets outscored the Kings 34-17 in the second quarter to take a 66-43 halftime lead, and opened the second half with eight straight points to eventually lead by as many as 35.

Julyan Stone, a rookie from Texas-El Paso, scored his first six career points, and Jordan Hamilton, a rookie from Texas, recorded two points in his first career game.

Marcus Thornton, Sacramento’s second leading scorer, did not play because of a thigh injury and is expected to miss 1-to-2 weeks.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Sacramento
Danilo Gallinari 23 Scoring Jimmer Fredette 19
Andre Miller 10 Assists Tyreke Evans 7
Kosta Koufos 7 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 15
Danilo Gallinari 6 Free Throws Made Jason Thompson 5
Corey Brewer 3 Steals Tyler Honeycutt 2
Danilo Gallinari 3 Blocks DeMarcus Cousins 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 122 54.9 2-13 20-25 29 48 8 10 14
Sacramento 93 43.6 9-20 16-22 19 35 4 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Utah. The Kings have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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