Denver 96, San Antonio 86

Date - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #43 Dan Crawford, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 16651

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 18 19 26 23 86
Denver 11 27 31 27 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 57-21 34-5 23-16 L1
Denver 54-24 36-3 18-21 W5

Recap

Nuggets 96, Spurs 86: Wilson Chandler scored 29 points and Corey Brewer added 28 as Denver downed San Antonio to set a franchise record with its 21st consecutive home victory.

Andre Iguodala had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Nuggets improved to a league-best 36-3 at home while surpassing the record set by the 1984-85 squad. Denver has won five straight contests and is one game ahead of Memphis for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

Tim Duncan and Gary Neal scored 17 points apiece for the Spurs, who were without guard Tony Parker (neck) for the second straight game. San Antonio fell into a tie with Oklahoma City for the top seed in the West.

Denver had a 69-63 lead entering the final quarter and exploded at the start with 13 straight points to push the lead to 19. San Antonio frantically rallied and got within 91-86 on a 3-point play by DeJuan Blair with 1:32 left before the Nuggets closed with five straight points to tie the franchise record of 54 victories.

The Spurs scored the first 14 points of the game and held the high-flying Nuggets to 11 first-quarter points. Denver recovered to lead 38-37 at halftime and put together third-quarter runs of 12-2 and 10-3 to take a six-point edge.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Nuggets PG Ty Lawson (foot) missed his fifth straight game and eighth of the last nine. … Spurs F Boris Diaw sat out for the second straight game and coach Gregg Popovich said before the game that Diaw will be sidelined two to three weeks. … Brewer has three consecutive 20-point outings and is averaging 24.3 points during the stretch.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Denver
Tim Duncan 17 Scoring Wilson Chandler 29
Nando de Colo 4 Assists Andre Iguodala 10
Kawhi Leonard 11 Rebounds Andre Iguodala 13
Tim Duncan 3 Free Throws Made Wilson Chandler 4
Kawhi Leonard 3 Steals Andre Iguodala 3
Aron Baynes 1 Blocks JaVale McGee 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 86 40.2 4-21 12-17 24 43 6 10 15
Denver 96 45.3 6-15 12-21 26 53 9 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .755 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Spurs have a W/L % of .690 after a win and .850 after a loss.