Denver 109, Phoenix 92

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #43 Dan Crawford, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 17873

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 21 30 19 22 92
Denver 33 25 28 23 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 12-17 5-7 7-10 L2
Denver 17-12 8-7 9-5 W2

Recap


Arron Afflalo scored 11 of his 20 points during a decisive run in the third quarter and the Denver Nuggets never trailed en route to a 109-92 victory over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Tuesday in a game missing a combined five starters.

Ty Lawson scored 17 points, Chris Andersen added a season-high 16 and rookie Kenneth Faried had a season-high 13 as the Nuggets won their second straight game after losing five in a row.

Rookie Markieff Morris scored a season-high 21 points and Michael Redd added a season-high 20 for the Suns, who were playing their second of three games in three nights.

Denver’s Danilo Gallinari (foot), Nene (calf) and Timofey Mozgov (ankle) were out injured, while the Suns decided to rest 38-year-old Steve Nash and Grant Hill, 39, who both logged more than 30 minutes in Monday’s 102-96 loss at Golden State.

Phoenix trailed by as many as 16 in the second quarter before tying the game at 62 in the third on Redd’s 3-pointer.

The Nuggets, though, responded as Afflalo capped a 16-4 run and his personal burst with a 3-pointer. Denver went on to take an 86-70 lead after three quarters and led by as many as 22 in the fourth.

The Nuggets led only 58-51 at halftime despite shooting 60.5 percent compared to Phoenix’s 35.8. Lawson was 4 for 4 from the field and at the foul line for 12 points in the opening 24 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Denver
Markieff Morris 21 Scoring Arron Afflalo 20
Ronnie Price 6 Assists Andre Miller 7
Marcin Gortat 14 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 9
Ronnie Price 5 Free Throws Made Kenneth Faried 5
Markieff Morris 4 Steals Kosta Koufos 5
Markieff Morris 2 Blocks Chris Andersen 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 92 33.3 9-24 17-19 20 46 6 14 21
Denver 109 51.3 4-14 25-34 19 48 13 13 26

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .471 after a loss.
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