The Denver Nuggets played nine guys against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, and seven of them reached double-figures in scoring during a 104-95 Denver win at the Pepsi Center. The win was much needed for the Nuggets, who entered as losers of five of their last six games. Denver improves to 19-17 with the win, while Portland falls to 18-17 in defeat.
Ty Lawson returned to the Denver lineup tonight and finished with 18 points and nine assists. Center Timofey Mozgov added 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes. Forwards Kenneth Faried and Al Harrington each contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for George Karl's team in the victory. Arron Afflalo added 12 points and six assists.
Portland was led by Jamal Crawford (21 points) and LaMarcus Aldridge (20 points).