Nuggets Vs. Spurs: Denver Falters In San Antonio, 121-117

The Denver Nuggets saw a four-game winning streak snapped with a 121-117 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

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Nuggets Vs. Spurs Final Score: Danilo Gallinari Scores 31 In 121-117 Loss

Despite tying a career-high in points, Danilo Gallinari saw his Denver Nuggets fall to the San Antonio Spurs, 121-117, on Saturday night. Gallinari scored 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting (3-of-4 on three-pointers), but the Spurs were able to play solid defense in the final minutes to push back and keep the Nuggets from winning the game.

As a team, the Nuggets were exceptional shooters for the game. They made 56.8 percent of shots from the field. Ty Lawson sank nine buckets on his way to 20 points and 10 assists. Al Harrington continued his strong play with 19 points in 25 minutes while Andre Miller added eight points, six rebounds and six assists.

The Spurs were almost equally as good shooting the ball with 55.1 percent of shots falling for points. All five starters scored at least 10 points and were led by the 19 that Richard Jefferson and Tony Parker each chipped in. Daniel Green led the team with 24 points off the bench.

The Nuggets (6-3, 2-3 away) are off Sunday and will resume play on Monday at the Pepsi Center. They will host the New Orleans Hornets, whom they defeated on Friday night.

For more on this game, visit Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs and Spurs blog Pounding the Rock. Head over to SB Nation NBA for more news and notes around the league.

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Nuggets Vs. Spurs Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Denver Nuggets find themselves tied atop the Northwest division with the Oklahoma City Thunder through the first eight games of the season. By the end of Saturday night, the Nuggets could be atop the division by themselves if they beat the San Antonio Spur and the Thunder lose to the Houston Rockets.

The Nuggets overcame a sluggish start against the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night to emerge in the fourth quarter with a renewed spirit. The game turned into a 96-88 victory for the Nuggets, creating a four-game winning streak. Danilo Gallinari dropped 23 points in the victory. The Nuggets, though, do need to pick up the three-point scoring. They've been missing on so many, going 5-of-21 in this game.

The Spurs, meanwhile, enter the game on a two-game winning streak, but they do not have guard Manu Ginobili. He broke his hand earlier in the week and will miss up to six weeks. James Anderson started the first game Ginobili was out before Gary Neal made his way back to the league and took that spot. Anderson had five points in his start while Neal put in 12.

Game time/date: 6:30 p.m. MT, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Tx.

TV:
Denver: Altitude
San Antonio: Fox Sports Southwest

For more on this upcoming game, visit Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs and Spurs blog Pounding the Rock. Head over to SB Nation NBA for more news and notes around the league.

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Manu Ginobili Injury: Spurs Guard Breaks Hand, Will Miss Saturday's Game Against Nuggets And More

Manu Ginobili suffered a broken bone in his left hand on Monday night. He will miss Saturday's game against the Denver Nuggets and possibly as many as six weeks.

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