Cleveland 91, Denver 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 11, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #34 Kevin Cutler, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 16445

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 30 26 20 15 91
Denver 23 22 27 26 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 9-29 4-12 5-17 L1
Denver 22-16 13-2 9-14 W4

Recap


Nuggets 98, Cavaliers 91: Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and Kosta Koufos added 21 as Denver rallied for its 11th win in 12 home games.

Kenneth Faried contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds, Andre Iguodala recorded 13 and 11 and Ty Lawson also scored 13 points for the Nuggets, who improved to 13-2 at home and extended their overall winning streak to four games.

Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 28 points and Dion Waiters chipped in 18 for the Cavaliers, who fell to 5-17 on the road.

Cleveland held a seven-point lead after one quarter and pushed it to 11 just over two minutes into the second. C.J. Miles buried a 3-pointer with 1:07 remaining to give the Cavaliers a 56-45 advantage at the break and hit a jumper with 10:35 left in the third to increase the lead to a game-high 13 points.

Denver then went on a 14-2 run to get within 62-61 with 5:43 to go and trailed by four after 36 minutes before forging a 78-78 tie on Andre Miller's layup with 9:02 left in the fourth. The score was knotted three more times before Lawson's driving layup with 1:48 remaining put the Nuggets ahead for good at 91-89.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tristan Thompson (10), Irving (eight) and Waiters (eight) combined for 26 of Cleveland's 30 first-quarter points. ... Miles returned to the lineup after missing one game with a lower back strain. ... Faried's double-double was the 29th of his career. The Nuggets are 24-5 in those contests.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Denver
Kyrie Irving 28 Scoring Danilo Gallinari 23
Kyrie Irving 7 Assists Ty Lawson 8
Tyler Zeller 8 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 11
Dion Waiters 5 Free Throws Made Ty Lawson 7
Kyrie Irving 5 Steals Corey Brewer 1
Tyler Zeller 3 Blocks JaVale McGee 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 91 43.5 5-24 12-16 12 35 4 14 15
Denver 98 43.9 4-16 22-31 24 56 7 4 22

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .276 after a loss.