It was never in doubt for the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center, as the team extended its undefeated home record with a 110-83 blowout win over the Sacramento Kings. Denver led wire-to-wire after building up a 10-point lead after the first quarter. They would never look back.
Five Nuggets scorers reached double-figures, led by key reserve Al Harrington. The veteran forward scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting in 20 minutes of action. Fellow reserve Rudy Fernandez was the second highest scorer, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Kosta Koufus earned his first career double-double, tallying 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win.
Sacramento can take solace in a stellar effort from disgruntled second year center DeMarcus Cousins, who scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting off the bench. Cousins requested a trade earlier this week, but appears likely to remain a King. Shooting guard Marcus Thornton scored 23 points in the loss.
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