Sacramento 116, Denver 119

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 5, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #65 Sean Wright, #69 Ben Taylor
Attendance - 14823

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Sacramento 26 27 26 29 8 116
Denver 24 29 32 23 11 119

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 12-26 8-6 4-20 L4
Denver 22-17 11-8 11-9 W4

Recap


NUGGETS 119, KINGS 116:
Ty Lawson hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left in overtime and Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 32 points to help host Denver extend its winning streak to four games.

Afflalo hit a 3-pointer with nine seconds left in regulation to bring Denver within 106-105. After Sacramento's Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with seven seconds to go, Marcus Thornton fouled Afflalo while attempting a 3-pointer with six-tenths of a second left. Afflalo hit all three free throws to complete Denver's comeback from five down with 14 seconds remaining.

Denver has won five in a row versus Sacramento, which is mired in a four-game losing skid and has lost eight of its last nine road tilts.

Lawson finished with 16 points and 13 assists for his third straight double-double.

Thornton finished with 27 points, including six 3-pointers. Backcourt mate Tyreke Evans also scored 27 points, including a slick drive to the basket to tie the game at 116-116 with 24 seconds left in overtime.

Nuggets rookie forward Kenneth Faried finished with a season-high 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Denver returned forwards Danilo Gallinari and Nene, who played limited minutes off the bench.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Denver scored 24 points off 18 Sacramento turnovers. … Denver, which is second in the league in bench scoring, got 35 points from its reserves. … Denver's Corey Brewer celebrated his 26th birthday.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Denver
Tyreke Evans 27 Scoring Arron Afflalo 32
DeMarcus Cousins 5 Assists Ty Lawson 13
Jason Thompson 8 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 12
Tyreke Evans 3 Free Throws Made Arron Afflalo 10
Isaiah Thomas 3 Steals Arron Afflalo 2
DeMarcus Cousins 2 Blocks Chris Andersen 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 116 45.9 12-27 14-21 28 49 7 8 18
Denver 119 45.5 11-27 28-35 33 47 8 9 15

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .682 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Kings have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .280 after a loss.
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