Phoenix 110, Denver 100

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, November 12, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #73 Tre Maddox, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 14060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 27 30 21 22 100
Phoenix 23 31 29 27 110

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 4-4 2-0 2-4 L1
Phoenix 4-4 3-1 1-3 W1

Recap

Suns 110, Nuggets 100: Goran Dragic led seven Phoenix players in double figures with 21 points as the Suns snapped visiting Denver's four-game winning streak. 

Dragic, who was the only Phoenix player to score in double figures in every game this season, quickly extended that streak with 10 points in the first quarter. All five Suns starters had reached double digits before the third quarter was over, and Shannon Brown (19 points) and Markieff Morris (13) made major contributions off the bench.

Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. 
 
Denver lost the game despite shooting 53.9 percent from the field. Andre Iguodala paced the Nuggets with 17 points, Kenneth Faried totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double and backup center JaVale McGee added 16 points and two blocks.

Phoenix took the lead for good in a wild third quarter, starting the second half by making five straight field goals, then missing four in a row. The Suns closed the period with a 12-2 run to capture an 83-78 lead and stayed in front thereafter.

Morris turned in arguably his best performance as a Sun, compiling six rebounds, five assists and three steals.  

GAME NOTEBOOK: Faried came away from a scary-looking fall relatively unscathed as he hit the deck hard after being undercut by Phoenix G Sebastian Telfair going for a rebound. ... The lead changed hands five times and there were seven ties. ... Denver F Danilo Gallinari finished with 15 points after missing five of his first six shots.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Phoenix
Andre Iguodala 17 Scoring Goran Dragic 21
Ty Lawson 8 Assists Goran Dragic 7
Kenneth Faried 11 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 11
Andre Miller 3 Free Throws Made Shannon Brown 5
Andre Iguodala 1 Steals Markieff Morris 3
Andre Iguodala 3 Blocks Marcin Gortat 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 100 53.9 7-16 11-18 26 43 10 2 15
Phoenix 110 45.7 7-12 17-21 29 40 4 6 6

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Suns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Miami. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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