Feb 18, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green (14) shoots the ball during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Suns won 112-107 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets lose to Suns 112-107 in O.T.


The Nuggets came into tonight’s game off the All Star break having lost their last 4 games in blowout fashion.  They would not end the losing streak on this night but give a very good Phoenix Suns team all they wanted falling 112-107 in overtime at Pepsi Center.  The game started off similar  to the 4 road games before the break with the Nuggs not able to find a groove and falling down by as many as 11 points in the first quarter.  A late surge in the quarter gave the Nuggs a chance to get back into the game.  The first quarter ended with the Nuggs trailing by a reasonable 31-25 score and the Suns would start the second half as cold as the Nuggs were to start the game.  The defense improved in the second quarter and the Suns would start 1-8 from the field and open the door for the  Nuggs to get back in.  After guard Jordan Hamilton knocked down a tough shot with 4 seconds left in the half, the Nuggs trailed by only 52-51.  The second half would prove to be a back and forth affair with both teams making runs to take short lived leads.  Evan Fournier, who had a career high tying 24 points, kept the Nuggs in the game and took over in the last 3 minutes of the 3rd quarter by nailing a 3 with 2 minutes left and knocking down 2 Free Throws at the end of the 3rd to bring the Nuggs within 77-76 heading to the 4th.  Free Throws were still a problem for the  Nuggs as they would miss 12 on the night and it may have cost them a win.  The Nuggets would take a 5 point lead with less than a minute left at 99-94 but they would not be able to hold off the up and coming Suns in this one.  The Suns would tie the score with another second chance putback with 6 seconds left and leave the Nuggs with enough time to draw up a play to win it late.  The ball would touch 4 hands before it landed in the lap of forward Wilson Chandler and he would miss a fallaway baseline jumper as time expired, sending the game into overtime.  The Nuggets became the last team in the NBA to play an Overtime game on this night and it would not end in their favor as they were outscored 13-8 in the extra period to send them to their 5th loss in a row.  Gerald Green led the Suns in scoring with a season high 33 points including 9 of the 13 points the Suns would score in overtime.  The Nuggets next face off with the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee on Thursday while the Suns have a back to back tomorrow night against the Celtics.  Follow your Nuggets @Nugg_Love

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