Denver 121, Sacramento 93

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #55 Bill Kennedy, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 17651

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 25 24 20 24 93
Denver 39 32 30 20 121

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 16-29 12-12 4-17 L4
Denver 27-18 17-3 10-15 W3

Recap

Nuggets 121, Kings 93: Ty Lawson led the way with 26 points and Andre Iguodala added 20 as Denver crushed visiting Sacramento.

Danilo Gallinari scored 14 points and Kenneth Faried collected 11 and nine rebounds as the Nuggets won their third straight and improved to 17-3 at home.

Aaron Brooks scored 16 points off the bench and Tyreke Evans had 15 for the Kings, who have dropped four in a row.

Denver used a 16-2 run in the first quarter to take control and never looked back. Lawson hit back-to-back 3-pointers later in the first to push it to 35-15 before the Nuggets settled for a 39-25 lead after one.

Iguodala’s 3-pointer right before the half made it a 71-49 lead at the break. Lawson drove for a pair of layups in an 8-0 run to start the third quarter and push the lead to 30 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Nuggets shot 61.7 percent in the first half, including 8-of-15 from 3-point range. … Sacramento C DeMarcus Cousins was held to three points and two rebounds in 22 minutes, ending a streak of 16 straight games scoring in double figures. …  The Kings turned the ball over 19 times and struggled to 11-of-22 from the free throw line.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Denver
Aaron Brooks 16 Scoring Ty Lawson 26
DeMarcus Cousins 4 Assists Andre Miller 9
Thomas Robinson 10 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 9
Thomas Robinson 4 Free Throws Made Danilo Gallinari 6
DeMarcus Cousins 4 Steals Ty Lawson 4
Chuck Hayes 2 Blocks JaVale McGee 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 93 42.0 8-22 11-22 20 40 5 8 20
Denver 121 52.8 13-31 14-17 34 51 7 13 17

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Kings have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .357 after a loss.