Four Denver scorers have reached double-figures as the Nuggets are out to a 88-66 lead through three quarters against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. The Nuggets have used defensive to create their offense, and it has showed: the team is 35-65 from the field, good for a 53.1 percent clip.
Nene has been Denver's leading man throughout the contest. The big man has25 points on 10-of-13 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks. Ty Lawson has also played well, contributing 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting through three quarters. Danilo Gallinari (11 points) and Arron Afflolo (10 points) have also helped pace Denver's offense.
Al Jefferson has 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists for Utah.
Denver's biggest edge is in steals. The Nuggets have 13 steals, compared to just five for the Jazz.
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