Denver Nuggets open up second half with 4-1 record


The Denver Nuggets, who had lost three straight games heading into the all star break, have opened up the second half of play winning four of their five games.

Feb 27, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) and point guard Ty Lawson (3) walk off the court after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

February 19th, vs Boston Celtics

Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari each had 26 and were able to hold off the Celtics late rally. Kenneth Faried pulled down 16 rebounds and the team ended their three game skid with a 97-90 victory.

February 22nd, at Washington Wizards

The Nuggets dropped their only game of the second half by a score of 119-113. Double-doubles were collected by John Wall, Emeka Okafor, and Bradley Beal for the Wizards. The Nuggets put together a 18-4 run, but were not able to pull it out at the end. Ty Lawson collected 27 points and 12 assists and Wilson Chandler collected 22 points off the bench.

February 23rd, at Charlotte Bobcats

Denver did not have much of a problem putting the struggling Bobcats away and won the game 113-99. JaVale McGee had a great game, finishing with 17 points, which included 7 dunks. Ty Lawson had 20 points and was one of six players to finish in double figures.

February 25th, vs Los Angeles Lakers

In a rare start for Wilson Chandler, the small forward made the most of it with 22 points. Kenneth Faried picked up his 24th double-double of the season Ty Lawson, who had 22 points, led a fast paced offense, which led Kobe Bryant to compare the Lakers to a track team.

Feb 25, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) reacts during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 119-108. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

February 27th, at Portland Trail Blazers 

Ty Lawson played a big role for the Nuggets close victory, finishing with 30 points. 12 of his points came in the fourth quarter and the score was tied with less than a minute to play, but Andre Miller was able to knock down a basket, along with two free throws, to lead the team to a 111-109 victory.

Up next for the Nuggets, they will host the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow night and look to keep their hot streak alive.