The Charlotte Bobcats -- the worst team in the NBA -- actually led the Denver Nuggets by five points after the first quarter tonight, but Denver grabbed the lead by halftime and has officially surged ahead by the end of the third quarter. The Nuggets lead Charlotte 74-66 after three quarters. The Nuggets held the Bobcats to just 15 points in the third.
Shooting guard Arron Afflalo has 15 points, six rebounds and four assists through three quarters. Corey Brewer and JaVale McGee each have 11 points thus far. Rookie forward Kenneth Faried has 10 points and seven rebounds for the Nuggets.
Corey Maggette and shooting guard Gerald Henderson each have 19 points for the Bobcats. Point guard D.J. Augustin has eight assists and four points for Charlotte.