Denver 75, Philadelphia 84

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #42 Eric Lewis, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 19101

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 22 16 14 23 75
Philadelphia 25 21 19 19 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
Philadelphia 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap


76ers 84, Nuggets 75: Spencer Hawes came off the bench to score 16 points and grab 12 rebounds as host Philadelphia held off a late rally by Denver in the season opener for both teams.

Point guard Jrue Holiday also had a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists and converted a key three-point play after the Nuggets had cut a 14-point deficit to one with just over 4 1/2 minutes to play.

Point guard Ty Lawson scored a team-high 16 points for the Nuggets, including eight during the 16-3 run that pulled his team within 71-70. Andre Iguodala, who was traded from Philadelphia to Denver in the Andrew Bynum trade, had 11 points.

Hawes, who also had five blocked shots, hit a pair of free throws and a baseline jumper to restore the lead to 78-71 with 3 1/2 minutes to help the Sixers pull away.

Dorell Wright added 14 points off the bench and was joined in double figures by Thaddeus Young and Jason Richardson with 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Philadelphia, which scored the final six points of the third quarter to take a 65-52 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Iguodala, who played eight seasons with the Sixers, received a standing ovation during a video tribute, then was booed every time he touched the ball. ... There is no timetable for Bynum to rejoin the team. He has been sidelined with a bruised right knee. ... Denver, which led the league in scoring last season, had its lowest first-half point total (38) since scoring 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 2, 2004.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Philadelphia
Ty Lawson 16 Scoring Spencer Hawes 16
Ty Lawson 7 Assists Jrue Holiday 11
Kosta Koufos 9 Rebounds Spencer Hawes 12
Kosta Koufos 2 Free Throws Made Dorell Wright 6
Andre Iguodala 2 Steals Jason Richardson 4
JaVale McGee 3 Blocks Spencer Hawes 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 75 37.5 4-18 5-11 19 54 5 9 22
Philadelphia 84 35.3 7-25 17-21 18 47 11 13 16

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against New York. The 76ers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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