Denver 113, Charlotte 99

Date - Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #19 James Capers, #34 Kevin Cutler, #42 Eric Lewis
Attendance - 18481

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 31 29 23 30 113
Charlotte 29 25 20 25 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 35-22 23-3 12-19 W1
Charlotte 13-43 7-22 6-21 L3


Nuggets 113, Bobcats 99:
Ty Lawson led the way with 20 points and Denver got 51 points off the bench to coast past host Charlotte.

JaVale McGee led the bench effort with 17 points and Andre Iguodala collected 13 points and 10 assists for the Nuggets, who ended a four-game road losing streak.

Kemba Walker scored a game-high 24 points, Gerald Henderson added 19 and  Jeffery Taylor scored a career-high 18 off the bench as the Bobcats dropped their third straight and suffered their NBA-worst 22nd home loss.

Denver used a 16-8 run closing the second quarter to take a 60-54 lead into the half and never trailed again. Lawson scored five straight points early in the third to stretch the lead to 11 points before the Nuggets settled for an 83-74 advantage heading into the fourth.

McGee completed a three-point play with eight minutes left to push it out to 94-79 and Charlotte never got back within single digits. Five more points and an assist from Lawson during an 8-0 burst gave Denver a 20-point lead with 3:36 remaining to put the game away.

Bobcats disgruntled G Ben Gordon sat out Friday’s game but was back in the lineup against the Nuggets and went scoreless on 0-of-3 shooting in 12 minutes. … Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari is fighting through a thigh injury and was limited to six points in 15 minutes. … Charlotte F Josh McRoberts, who was acquired from Orlando at the trade deadline, made his Bobcats debut and pulled down three rebounds in six minutes off the bench.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Charlotte
Ty Lawson 20 Scoring Kemba Walker 24
Andre Iguodala 10 Assists Kemba Walker 5
Wilson Chandler 6 Rebounds Bismack Biyombo 9
Ty Lawson 7 Free Throws Made Kemba Walker 5
Corey Brewer 2 Steals Byron Mullens 2
JaVale McGee 3 Blocks Jeff Adrien 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 113 53.0 7-19 18-22 30 40 10 11 18
Charlotte 99 45.1 2-11 23-30 22 37 10 8 18

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Hornets have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .233 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .565 after a loss.
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