The Denver Nuggets welcomed back lineup stalwarts Nene and Danilo Gallinari tonight against the Sacramento Kings, but it hasn't stopped Sacramento from building a 26-24 lead at the end of the first quarter. Shooting guard Marcus Thornton and center Jason Thompson have carried the load offensively for the Kings. Thornton has 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, while Thompson has nine points and four rebounds.
Point guard Ty Lawson has six points to lead the Nuggets through the first quarter. Center Timofey Mozgov also returned from injury tonight, and has five points and three rebounds thus far. Al Harrington has five points on 2-of-2 shooting, while Nene has four points.
Denver is 12-of-24 from the field, while Sacramento is just 10-of-26 (38.6 percent).