The New Jersey Nets outscored the Denver Nuggets by 12 in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough as Denver escaped with a 123-115 win at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets led by 20 going into the fourth quarter and their lead was never in serious jeopardy. The victory improves Denver to 7-4 and 5-1 at home, while New Jersey drops to 2-9.
Denver shot 59.5 percent from the floor, going 44-of-74 from the field. Denver was on fire from all over the court: the Nuggets hit 11-of-18 three-pointers (61 percent) and 24-of-30 free throws (80 percent). Six Nuggets scorers reached double-figures, led by 22 points from Danilo Gallinari. Gallo scored 17 in the first quarter, and finished 7-of-11 from the field on the night. Arron Afflalo connected on 4-of-6 three-pointers to score 19. Corey Brewer (19 points), Rudy Fernandez (15 points) and Al Harrington (13 points) all starred off the bench.
New Jersey was led by reserve guard Jordan Farmer (26 points) and starting two-guard Anthony Morrow (23 points).