Denver 105, Phoenix 99

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 6, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #14 Ed Malloy, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr.
Attendance - 19155

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 29 23 23 24 99
Denver 21 31 26 27 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 28-27 16-11 12-16 L1
Denver 30-25 16-12 14-13 W1

Recap


NUGGETS 105, SUNS 99: Arron Afflalo scored 30 points, including a key 3-pointer with 48 seconds left, as host Denver scored the final nine points and moved two games ahead of ninth-place Phoenix.

Afflalo’s shot gave the Nuggets a 103-99 lead and helped clinch their fifth straight victory over the Suns.

Al Harrington recorded 23 points off the bench and Andre Miller scored eight of Denver’s final 11 points to finish with 15, and added seven rebounds and seven assists. Rookie Kenneth Faried added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Steve Nash had 14 points and 11 assists and Channing Frye collected 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Marcin Gortat had 14 rebounds, Shannon Brown scored 18 points and Jared Dudley added 17.

Harrington made three straight 3-pointers bridging the third and fourth quarters to help Denver take an 86-79 lead before Phoenix went on a 13-1 run, including seven points by Michael Redd (15 points).

Nash scored five straight Phoenix points to give the Suns a 99-96 advantage with 3:09 to go before Denver took over.

Phoenix led 29-21 after one quarter before Denver scored 26 of the next 36 points, including 13 by Afflalo. Nash responded with five straight points and the Suns finished the first half on a 13-5 run to make it 52-52.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Suns fell to 14-7 since the All-Star break. … Rookie Jordan Hamilton made his first career start for the Nuggets and responded with 11 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes. … The Nuggets used their 22nd different starting lineup. … Denver had a season-low five turnovers.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Denver
Shannon Brown 18 Scoring Arron Afflalo 30
Steve Nash 11 Assists Ty Lawson 8
Marcin Gortat 14 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 8
Michael Redd 6 Free Throws Made Andre Miller 6
Shannon Brown 1 Steals Andre Miller 2
Channing Frye 3 Blocks Kenneth Faried 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 99 41.5 8-22 23-29 21 54 7 2 16
Denver 105 40.2 11-27 20-31 24 41 2 8 5

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Suns have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .519 after a loss.
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