San Antonio 106, Denver 112

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #55 Bill Kennedy, #63 Derek Richardson, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 17092

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 28 20 27 31 106
Denver 26 29 35 22 112

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 19-8 8-2 11-6 L2
Denver 14-12 7-1 7-11 W3

Recap


Nuggets 112, Spurs 106: Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 28 points to lead six Denver players in double figures as the team extended its home winning streak to five games.

Kenneth Faried had 19 points and 11 rebounds while Corey Brewer added 16 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who nearly squandered a 15-point fourth-quarter lead before posting their third straight victory.

Tim Duncan collected 31 points and 18 rebounds for the Spurs, who have dropped four in a row on the road for the first time since the start of the 2011-12 season.

With Denver enjoying a comfortable 98-83 advantage with nine minutes to play, San Antonio began to chip away. Duncan scored four points to highlight a 9-0 run and Patrick Mills drilled his career-best fifth 3-pointer to bring the Spurs within five at 100-95.

San Antonio closed to within three on two occasions but missed four consecutive shots in the final minute before falling.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Antonio G Manu Ginobili returned following a one-game absence with a bruised left quad. He finished with 16 points. ... Denver enjoyed a 33-17 edge in rebounding during the first half and a 29-9 edge in fast-break points for the game. ... After draining a long-range jumper to give Denver a 46-44 advantage, Gallinari scored five more points as the Nuggets finished the second quarter on an 11-4 run to take a 55-48 lead.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Denver
Tim Duncan 31 Scoring Danilo Gallinari 28
Tim Duncan 6 Assists Andre Miller 7
Tim Duncan 18 Rebounds Kosta Koufos 14
Tim Duncan 9 Free Throws Made Kenneth Faried 7
Tiago Splitter 3 Steals Danilo Gallinari 2
Tim Duncan 5 Blocks Kosta Koufos 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 106 40.0 14-36 16-18 28 45 9 12 15
Denver 112 43.7 7-19 29-42 23 58 10 11 15

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Spurs have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .714 after a loss.