The good times continue to roll for the Denver Nuggets, defeating the Charlotte Bobcats by 40 points on Wednesday night, 120-80. It was such a blowout victory that all 12 men on the roster played in the game. Yes, that's right. Timofey Mozgov and Kosta Koufos saw action on the court. All the players acquired in the Carmelo Anthony trade have now appeared in a game for the Nuggets.
But it was Ty Lawson who led the team tonight with his double-double (14 points, 10 assists). Wilson Chandler had a team-high 16 points as well as three steals and three blocks. It was a great night around the boards for the team as a whole, grabbing 49 rebounds to the Bobcats' 28. Kenyon Martin and Nene had the team lead with eight boards, while Mozgov (4) and J.R. Smith (6) combined for 10 rebounds off the bench. Smith and Chris Andersen added 14 points each as well. Smith passed 6,000 career points.
As a team the Nuggets outshot the Bobcats 60.8 percent-36.7 percent. Matt Carroll led Charlotte with 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
Arron Afflalo had an injured ankle in the first quarter, returned later, but left again in the third quarter to avoid any further injury.
The Nuggets (36-26, 26-7 home) have a quick turnaround as they head to Utah to face the Jazz on Thursday night.