Week 2 in Review

The NBA season has now entered week two and the Denver Nuggets have continued their impressive start.

The week started off with Denver trading home and away games with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the first game, the Lakers welcomed back Andrew Bynum from his four game suspension and won 92-89. Al Harringon and Andre Miller both made a huge impact off the bench with Harrington leading Denver in scoring with 21 and Miller putting up 13 points and four assists. Arron Afllalo and Nene also had 13 points with Nene contributing eight rebounds as well.


The Nuggets exacted their revenge a day after at the Pepsi Center with a 99-90 victory. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points to go with four rebounds and five steals. Ty Lawson recorded a double double with 17 points and 10 dimes. Miller, Harrington and Chris Anderson all contributed 12 points off the bench.


The Milwaukee Bucks came to town next, but they were unable to put a dent in Denver's flawless home record as the Nuggets won 91-86. Gallinari had a double double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Lawson tallied 16 points and six assists and Harrington had another strong game off the bench with 17 points and eight rebounds. Nene did not play with a foot injury and Kosta Koufos started at power forward.


The Nuggets shot over 60% from the field and defended their home turf again against the Sacramento Kings 110-83. Nene again sat out as 12 different Nuggets saw the floor and all of them scored six points or more. Koufos continued the double double trend with 10 points and 11 rebounds.


Nene returned to action on the road against the New Orleans Hornets. The Nuggets outscored the Hornets 55-41 as Denver came back to win 96-88. Gallinari again led all scorers with 23 points. Lawson added 12 points and eight assists and sure enough Al Harrington had an impact off he bench with 14 points and six rebounds.


Denver's four game winning streak came to a halt on the road against the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 121-117. Gallinari capped off an impressive week with 31 points and five rebounds. Lawson had 20 points and 10 assists, Harrington had 19 points and the two former Mavericks Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer each added 11 points off the bench.


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