The Brooklyn Nets would lead 29-27 after the first quarter, but from that point on it was all Denver Nuggets. Denver would beat the injury rattled Nets, 111-87. That bench would be at it again, as Timofey Mozgov would lead the way. Mozgov would play 31 minutes earning a plus or minus rating of +18, putting up 17 points, 20 rebounds, with 2 blocks.He shot 6-for-9 from the field, and 5-of-5 from the line. Mozgov in his last two games has scored 33 points and 36 rebounds.
Jordan Hamilton was stellar off of the bench, going 6-of-11 from the field, including 3-for-6 from downtown. He finished with 15 points, while Darrell Arthur would go 4-for-5 from the field, adding 10 points. Hamilton has been a surprise this season, after sitting much of last year under George Karl.
The victory was impressive regardless of the depleted Nets roster. Last season, regardless of the talent, it would be a trap game under head coach George Karl. Joe Johnson would take over for the Nets as he was guarded by Wilson Chandler most of the night. He would shoot 8-for-15 from the field, 1-of-6 from three, finishing with 22 points. Teammate Andray Blatche would add 15 points of his own.
Ty Lawson is such an important part of this team, as he continues to steer them in the right direction. Despite only putting up 13 points tonight, he continues to excel at driving and kicking the basketball to open teammates. He would collect six assists tonight and added 3 rebounds.
Denver as a team shot 43-for-85 from the field, 50.6% percent. The free-throw line continues to be an issue as they went 18-for-28, 64.3% percent. Andre Miller continues to a be a nice veteran presence of the bench, although he didn’t score, he set his teammates up with seven assists. Randy Foye would shoot 3-for-5 from deep, finishing with 11 points, as he continues to excel in a Nuggets uniform.
Nuggets continue their road trip tomorrow, as they will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers from Quicken Loans Arena. Tip-off at 7:00 pm eastern, 5:00 pm mountain.