After trailing by one point at the end of the first quarter, the Denver Nuggets dominated the second quarter on their way to a blowout 104-84 win against Utah on Friday.
The Jazz led 27-26 after the first quarter, but Denver stormed back in the second quarter outscoring Utah 27-11. Kenneth Faried led the charge for the Nuggets, scoring nine points while pulling down six rebounds in the second quarter. The big second quarter gave Denver a 53-38 halftime lead.
Utah failed to make much of a run in the second half and Denver held on for the 20-point win. Four different Nuggets finished in double figures, including Corey Brewer who scored a game-high 20 points off the bench. Faried finished with a double-double, posting 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The loss was the fourth straight road loss for Utah who is now 0-4 away from home this season. The Jazz made just 36.8 percent of their shots on Friday, including 4 of 23 from three-point range. The Nuggets limited Al Jefferson to just four points on 1 of 9 shooting.