Arron Afflalo scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 101-86 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in the opener of a crucial home-and-home set between playoff hopefuls.
Corey Brewer scored 23 points for the banged-up and beleaguered Nuggets, who have lost 12 of their last 16 to drop out of the playoff picture.
Dante Cunningham tipped in Rudy Gay’s miss with less than a second left and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Denver Nuggets 103-102 Friday night.
The Nuggets have steadily developed into a contender, racing out to a 13-5 record, which is second only to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference.
Danilo Gallinari scored 22 points, Arron Afflalo and Corey Brewer each had 19 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the New Jersey Nets 123-115 on Wednesday night.
Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 23 points and the Denver Nuggets opened the fourth quarter with a 16-3 run en route to a 110-85 win over the Phoenix Suns in an exhibition game Thursday night.
George Karl scoffs at the notion that a team needs a superstar to be successful. The Denver Nuggets’ coach would be more than satisfied if the organization manages to retain guard Arron Afflalo after agreeing to a five-year deal with Brazilian center Nene on Tuesday night.