Pelicans center Omer Asik will miss Saturday's game vs. Jazz after re-injuring his back during warmups against Nuggets Friday night.
Anthony Davis on what Nuggets did to win: "They were scoring in transition, hitting 3s, offensive rebounding, getting 50-50 balls."
Monty on Nuggets' edge in securing loose balls: "I thought they got almost every ball. They were just quicker tonight."
Pelicans have been in pretty much every game, losing by 5, 7, 9 and 12 points, but Nuggets are blowing this open. Den 109-86 at 5:25
Nuggets shooting 52% from field, 44% on treys (7-for-16). Pelicans need to bring those way down in 4th qtr to come back. Den 86-73 end 3rd Q
Nuggets have a promo where fans win a prize if visiting team misses 8 or more free throws in a game. So far Pelicans are 17-for-18
Nuggets have made 7 of 14 3-pointers.
Six different Nuggets made a 3-pointer in their last game vs. OKC, but Kenneth Faried just sank the first trey of his NBA career vs. NOLA
Pelicans are No. 1 in NBA in blocks (6.9 per game), but in a reversal tonight, Nuggets lead swats category 7-1. Denying NOLA at rim
Pelicans just look out of sync. Came here last April, they looked the same way - disjointed. Nuggets won that game by 30.
Nuggets moving the ball and getting their desired shots.
Pelicans have been a step slow throughout the first half. Kenneth Faried easily drove around Ryan Anderson for a dunk. Nuggets up 50-34.
Pelicans sleepwalking -- too many turnovers (7) and not enough stops. Nuggets shooting at 59 percent.
Nuggets led 31-26 at end of first quarter.
Bad first quarter effort from Pelicans. They got outscored 29-12 by the Denver Nuggets after opening with 14-2 lead.