The Denver Nuggets outscored the Phoenix Suns 33-22 in the third quarter on Saturday evening to take a 93-80 lead into the fourth quarter at in Phoenix. The Suns entered the game in eighth place in the Western Conference, while the Nuggets entered in seventh place.
Ty Lawson has done it all for the Nuggets. The point guard has 27 points, nine assists and three rebounds after three quarters. Rookie forward Kenneth Faried has 16 points and 11 rebounds for Denver on 8-of-11 shooting. Forward Danilo Gallinari has 13 points and four assists for Denver.
The Suns are led by Steve Nash, who ends the third with eight points, 13 assists and six rebounds. Marcin Gortat has 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns. Shannon Brown has 17 points.