Denver 110, Charlotte 88

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 22, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #71 Rodney Mott, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 17555

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 23 23 19 23 88
Denver 29 35 24 22 110

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 7-20 5-10 2-10 L15
Denver 15-13 8-1 7-12 W1

Recap


Nuggets 110, Bobcats 88:
Kosta Koufos scored a season-high 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Kenneth Faried added 15 points and nine rebounds as host Denver handed Charlotte its 15th consecutive loss.

Andre Iguodala collected 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while JaVale McGee scored 14 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who have won four of five.

Ramon Sessions scored 23 points off the bench and Byron Mullens recorded 16 and 14 boards for the Bobcats, who had losing streaks of 16 and 23 games last season.

Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari hit back-to-back 3-pointers and scored five points apiece during a 12-2 run in the second quarter that extended the lead to 56-41. Gallinari’s 3-pointer on the final possession of the period made it a 64-46 gap at the break.

Koufos scored six points in the first 4:14 of the third as Denver pushed the lead out to 25. Charlotte never managed to get closer than 20 points the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Bobcats will try to avoid their 16th straight loss when they head home on Wednesday to face the defending champion Miami Heat. … The Nuggets, who have played more road games than any other team in the NBA, improved to 8-1 at home. … Denver scored 78 points in the paint while Charlotte managed only 40.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Denver
Ramon Sessions 23 Scoring Kosta Koufos 16
Byron Mullens 4 Assists Andre Iguodala 8
Byron Mullens 14 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 9
Ramon Sessions 7 Free Throws Made Kenneth Faried 3
Jeffery Taylor 3 Steals Kenneth Faried 2
DeSagana Diop 5 Blocks Kosta Koufos 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 88 37.9 3-20 19-30 21 44 14 8 13
Denver 110 51.1 6-20 10-15 36 46 12 8 12

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Miami. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .200 after a loss.