Jan 26, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets forward JJ Hickson (7) grabs a Sacramento Kings rebound late into the second half of their NBA basketball game Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Nuggest win 125-117.

Ty Lawson’s 27 points leads the Denver Nuggets over the Sacramento Kings, 125-117


 

The Denver Nuggets (22-21) played impressive both nights as they defeated Indiana Saturday night and Sacramento Sunday night. The Nuggets led by Ty Lawson were too much for the Kings at Sleep Train Area, coming away with the win 125-117 for their second win in as many nights.

Ty Lawson was magnificent for Denver as the guard shot 9-of-15 from the field with 27 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds. Lawson was also steady from the line knocking down 8-of-10 free-throws. Forward Wilson Chandler would contribute to the Nuggets offensive outburst as he dropped 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting, recording 4 rebounds and 5 assists.

Denver however let Sacramento hang around as Isaiah Thomas was stellar on the night. Thomas would shoot a streaky 7-of-21 from the filled but finished with 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists. Kenneth Faried put impressive back-to-back nights together as he finished with another double-double, collecting 15 points and 11 rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting.

The Nuggets put the pressure on Sacramento all night as they shot an impressive 10-of-25 from deep, 40.0% percent. Timofey Mozgov and Nate Robinson were solid off of the bench yet again as the two combined for 26 points as Mozzy was a perfect 5-of-5. A stat-line to keep note of is the Nuggets are 12-2 this season when scoring 110+ points.

Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler is liking the progress the team is making, this coming via ESPN:

“We’re starting to come around as a team,” said Chandler, who made three 3-pointers and added five of Denver’s 28 assists. “We’re getting used to each other. We have 10 or 11 guys who can play and we don’t lose a thing, no matter who is on the court.”

The Denver Nuggets (21-20) return back to action Wednesday night as they host the Charlotte Bobcats. Tip-Off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT.

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