For a team missing a couple of starters, the Denver Nuggets sure haven't been showing it since the All-Star Break ended. The Nuggets lead the San Antonio Spurs at halftime, 49-45, without Danilo Gallinari and Nene, both starters who have missed the last few weeks of the season.
Ty Lawson is leading the way for the Nuggets with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists Arron Afflalo has followed with nine points, but all of those came in the first quarter. Andre Miller has been sharp from off the bench with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting.
Tony Parker leads the Spurs with 12 points while Manu Ginobili has returned to the court for them. He has just three points, but it did provide a spark during the first quarter. Matt Bonner has banged around the boards for six rebounds while contributing eight points.
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