The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns entered their Saturday afternoon contest as the seventh and eighth seeds in the Western Conference playoff picture respectively. Through one quarter in Phoenix, the Suns lead the Nuggets 34-28.
Shooting guard Shannon Brown leads the Suns through a quarter. Brown has 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting. Steve Nash didn't score in the first quarter, but does have a very impressive nine assists. Phoenix center Marcin Gortat has 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting after one.
Ty Lawson leads the Nuggets with 10 points and three assists on 3-for-4 shooting from the field. Rookie forward Kenneth Faried has eight points and three rebounds through the first quarter. Al Harrington has four points off the bench for the Nuggets.