The Denver Nuggets improved their record to 2-0 with an impressive 117-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center. Denver used a 21-6 run at the end of the second quarter to reach halftime with a 63-46 lead, and never looked back.
Nene was the star for the Nuggets, finishing with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting in 24 minutes. Nene also added seven rebounds, three steals, and three blocks in the win. Five Nuggets scorers reached double-figures. Ty Lawson scored 15, while Rudy Fernandez and Danilo Gallinari each scored 11. Arron Afflolo added 10 points for Denver in the win.
Al Jefferson finished with 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists to lead Utah.
The loss drops the Jazz to 0-2.