Denver 106, Dallas 85

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 28, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #48 Scott Foster, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 20439

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 29 26 32 19 106
Dallas 18 29 23 15 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 17-14 9-1 8-13 W2
Dallas 12-18 8-5 4-13 L5

Recap

Nuggets 106, Mavericks 85: Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 39 points and went 7-of-11 from 3-point range as visiting Denver routed struggling Dallas.

Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Kenneth Faried had 11 points and 19 rebounds as the Nuggets won for the sixth time in eight games.

O.J. Mayo scored 15 points and Chris Kaman added 12 for the Mavericks, who have lost five straight and eight of nine games. Dirk Nowitzki had just five points on 2-of-10 shooting in 18 minutes in his third game back from knee surgery.

Gallinari had 15 first-half points and Faried had 14 first-half rebounds as Denver took a 55-47 edge into the break. The Mavericks were trailing 70-64 with 4:24 remaining in the third quarter after a basket by Darren Collison before Denver began pulling away with a 10-2 run.

Dallas was within 93-82 after Shawn Marion’s basket with 4:50 remaining but the Mavericks didn’t make another field goal. Gallinari scored nine straight points during a 13-0 run that pushed the lead to 24 with 1:45 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gallinari had scored in single digits in two of Denver’s past four games – going 1-of-10 from the field both times – before hitting 14 of 23 shots against Dallas. … The Mavericks shot just 37.5 percent from the field, including 5-of-25 from 3-point range. … The Nuggets had a 60-43 edge on the boards.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Dallas
Danilo Gallinari 39 Scoring O.J. Mayo 15
Andre Miller 9 Assists Darren Collison 4
Kenneth Faried 19 Rebounds Chris Kaman 8
Danilo Gallinari 4 Free Throws Made Vince Carter 3
Kenneth Faried 4 Steals O.J. Mayo 5
Kosta Koufos 1 Blocks Brandan Wright 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 106 45.7 12-28 8-14 25 60 2 10 19
Dallas 85 37.5 5-25 14-21 17 43 5 9 15

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .533 after a loss.