The Denver Nuggets were defeated by the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, but George Karl's crew wasn't about to let it happen again during the rematch on Monday at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets built a 37-13 lead after the first quarter and would coast to a 123-84 victory. The win improves the Nuggets to 31-26 overall, while Golden State falls to 22-34.
Rookie forward Kenneth Faried exited the game after three quarters, when he had 27 points and 17 rebounds (seven offensive) on 12-of-18 shooting from the field. Danilo Gallinari had 15 points, six assists, and five rebounds in the win. Arron Afflalo posted 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Denver in the victory. JaVale McGee and Corey Brewer each had 13 points. Denver's Andre Miller dished out 12 assists.
Rookie guard Klay Thompson had 17 points to lead the Warriors. Nate Robinson added 16 points for Golden State.
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