McGee starts, Nuggets handle Spurs

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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.


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