Quick Recap: Denver Nuggets 122, New Jersey Nets 94

The Nets (0-5) will have to wait until at least Friday before getting their first win of the season as they were trounced by the Denver Nuggets 122-94 at the Izod Center in New Jersey tonight.

  • After leading 51-50 at halftime tonight, the Nets allowed the Nuggets to score 72 points in the second-half, including 44 points in the third quarter.
  • Rookie Ty Lawson led a very balanced scoring attack with 23 points off the bench.
  • Carmelo Anthony (8-24) struggled with his jump shot all night, but still ended up with 22 points.
  • Chris Douglas-Roberts led all Nets with 19 points. He chipped in with 7 rebounds.
  • Eduardo Najera did an admirable job filling in for Yi Jianlian at the PF spot, finishing with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
  • Brook Lopez finished with 12 points, and a team high 8 rebounds.
  • Terrence Williams provided some energy off the bench with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
  • Courtney Lee is still struggling to find his jumper, finishing with 10 points on 2-11 shooting.
  • Bobby Simmons actually hit a shot tonight, but missed 8 others to finish with 2 points on 1-9 shooting.
  • The Nuggets shot 55 percent from three-point land going 10-18. The Nets, on the other hand, still can’t buy a three, finishing 2-15 from beyond the arc.
  • The Nets did manage to keep their turnovers down tonight, finishing with 13.