The Denver Nuggets are struggling a bit without Nene Hilario in the lineup, primarily at the defensive end, and trail the Washington Wizards 37-27 after one quarter of play. Washington hit 16 of 26 (.615) field goal attempts in the quarter, including 5-of-7 from downtown. Nick Young scored 17 points on 7-11 shooting, and Chris Singleton added eight points.
Danilo Gallinari has 11 points for the Nuggets, who shot a respectable 52.6% in the period but trail by double digits anyway. Timofey Mozgov added six points.
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The Nuggets will need to improve on the glass in the second quarter to help get themselves back into this game.
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