McGee starts, Nuggets handle Spurs

Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

A little preseason hoops down in San Antonio last night - the Nuggets pull out another win 97-91.

Watch highlights of last night's game right here.

The Nuggets went down to San Antonio and continued their running and winning ways by defeating the Spurs 97-91 behind strong performances of Corey Brewer (24 points) and Danilo Gallinari (19 points).

Center battle:

-JaVale McGee started for the Nuggets and had an up-and-down night with 10 points, 5 rebounds (all defensive), and 1 block. He also committed 5 fouls and had 4 turnovers in just 16 minutes of action.

-Kosta Koufos played 28 minutes for the Nuggets and put up 5 points to go along with 11 rebounds (5 offensive!), and 2 steals. Koufos also committed 5 fouls and had 5 turnovers.

-Timofey Mozgov played 21 minutes, went 4-5 from the floor for 9 points, 6 rebounds (1 offensive), 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. He too committed 5 fouls and had 2 turnovers on the night.

If the Nuggets could turn their three-headed monster into one JaKosofey McKoufgov he would have put up 24 points, 22 rebounds, and 3 blocks to go along with 15 fouls and 11 turnovers ...

The Wings:

Danilo Gallinari had a nice bounce-back game after not participating in the Nuggets team scrimmage earlier in the week. Gallo poured in 19 points in 35 minutes going 6-14 from the field (2-5 from deep and 5-5 from the charity stripe). He also added 6 rebounds (2 offensive) and 3 assists with only 1 turnover.

Andre Iguodala finished the night with 11 points, 6 rebounds (4 offensive), 1 assist, and 1 steal to go along with 2 fouls and 4 turnovers in 28 minutes.

Ty Lawson with another quiet night. The speedy guard had 8 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals to go along with 4 turnovers in 30 minutes.

Anthony Carter saw just 17 minutes in a backup role and scored 3 points, 4 assists, and 2 turnovers.

Kenneth Faried had a forgettable 18 minutes with 0 points (0-4 shooting, 0-2 on free throws), 5 rebounds (1 offensive), 3 fouls and 2 turnovers.

Staying true to his word, the only other guy George Karl played in this one was Evan Fournier. The French Mamba played 20 minutes and scored 8 points off 3-8 shooting (1-4 from deep, 1-2 at the foul line), grabbed 1 rebound, and tallied 1 assist. Fournier committed 3 fouls, but was the only guy not to turn the ball over for the Nuggets.

Not playing last night (Coach's Decision): Jordan Hamilton, Quincy Miller (again), Andre Miller, Anthony Randolph, and Ben Uzoh. Wilson Chandler and Julyan Stone sat due to injury.

.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Denver Stiffs

You must be a member of Denver Stiffs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Denver Stiffs. You should read them.

Join Denver Stiffs

You must be a member of Denver Stiffs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Denver Stiffs. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker