Denver 103, Utah 105

Date - Monday, November 26, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #45 Brian Forte, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 18776

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 35 30 19 19 103
Utah 24 30 30 21 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 8-7 4-1 4-6 L1
Utah 8-7 6-0 2-7 W1


Jazz 105, Nuggets 103: Al Jefferson had a game-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field as Utah rallied from an early 16-point deficit to remain undefeated at home.

Jefferson scored 17 of those points in the first half and Derrick Favors added 19 off the bench for the Jazz, who have opened their season with six straight home victories for the first time since 2008.

Kenneth Faried had 21 points to lead six players in double figures for the Nuggets, who made 27 of 37 shots from the field in the first half (73 percent).

After Ty Lawson's layup gave Denver a 77-65 lead midway through the third quarter, Randy Foye capped a 14-0 run with a pair of free throws following the ejection of Andre Iguodala. The Nuggets' shooting guard was dismissed after he continued to verbally badger Foye while he was at the foul line.

Favors answered Andre Miller's jumper with a pair of free throws to give Utah a 104-102 lead with 41.5 seconds remaining. Faried split his two free throws on the ensuing possession, but Favors did the same to give Utah the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Nuggets scored a season-high 65 points in the first half. ... The Northwest Division rivals have split their first two meetings this season, with Denver posting a 104-84 home victory over Utah on Nov. 9. Faried recorded a double-double in that contest (18 points, 11 rebounds). ... The Nuggets held a 66-40 advantage in points in the paint.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Utah
Kenneth Faried 21 Scoring Al Jefferson 28
Ty Lawson 9 Assists Jamaal Tinsley 6
Kenneth Faried 9 Rebounds Derrick Favors 7
Kenneth Faried 5 Free Throws Made Al Jefferson 8
Andre Iguodala 2 Steals Randy Foye 2
JaVale McGee 2 Blocks Derrick Favors 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 103 54.8 5-14 18-32 22 38 5 6 17
Utah 105 46.2 8-22 25-34 19 31 6 9 14

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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