For the previous week the Denver Nuggets looked like arguably the worst team in the NBA. They lacked energy, they couldn’t play defense or even hit a shots.
However, that all changed on Saturday as Corey Brewer came to the rescue and brought the energy that the Nuggets lacked. Brewer scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds in his first game back. He provided an energy spark in the second half and held Danny Granger to eight points over the final three quarters. Granger had 18 of his 26 points in the first quarter.
The win snapped the Nuggets’ five-game losing streak and put them back on track. Arron Afflalo, who has been in a funk this season, is also back on track. He posted his second consecutive 20-point game and has hit 16 of his last 27 shots. He also has made his previous 23 free throws.
Ty Lawson started the game being aggressive and it paid off. He finished with 27 points on 10 of 17 shots and had zero turnovers.
The win, however, came at a price as Nene left in the second half due to his heel injury. Before he left he had 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He is listed as day to day.