Coming off a 104-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in Colorado, the Denver Nuggets traveled to Sacramento for the last game of their season series. As it turned out, the Nuggets took the game, 99-90, to take the season series, 3-1.
The Nuggets were down at halftime, 51-48, but kept the Kings to only 16 points in the third quarter. They scored 31 in the third to enter the final quarter with a 79-67 lead. The Nuggets were able to pull out the victory thanks to six players scoring in double-digits. Raymond Felton led the team with 17 points, but Nene finished with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. He also led the team with six assists. Returning from a four-game absence due to injury, Arron Afflalo added 11 points, pulled down five boards and dished the ball out for four assists.
Chris Andersen, who scored 10 points and blocked three shots, left in the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle. Al Harrington left the game earlier with a tight Achilles tendon.
The Kings struggled shooting threes from the field, making just 2-of-21. They shot 39.8 percent from the field. Samuel Dalembert scored 10 points and pulled down 12 boards and shot 5-of-8 from the field. Along with Dalembert, the rest of the starters scored at least 10 points, Francisco Garcia with a team-high 17 points,
At the end of the game, Danilo Gallinari committed a foul on DeMarcus Cousins, which led Dalembert to go after Gallo. Both received technical fouls but no ejections.
The Nuggets (46-29, 15-22 away) head to Los Angeles for a game with Lakers on ABC's Sunday NBA coverage. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT.
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