Nuggets Overcome Feisty Wizards, 113-108
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Washington Wizards, 113-108, at Capital One Arena on Thursday night. The Nuggets (48-22) figured to have the upper hand in terms of rest coming in, as the Wizards were playing their fifth game in seven nights while Denver was coming off a two-day break since their last contest. The first half more or less played out according to script, with the visitors forging an eight-point advantage. However, Washington erased that deficit during the third quarter and put a scare into the Nuggets in the final period before succumbing. Both teams shot over 50.0 percent in the fast-paced contest, but Denver held a 46.7 percent-28.6 percent advantage from three-point range. Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray Gary Harris and Torrey Craig co-led the Nuggets with a quintet of 15-point efforts, with Jokic notably adding 11 assists and six rebounds. Millsap and Harris had six and five boards, respectively. Will Barton turned in 13 points, four rebounds and one assist. The reserve guard duo of Monte Morris and Malik Beasley furnished 11 and 10 points each. Bradley Beal paced the Wizards with 25 points, adding eight assists, two rebounds and three steals. Thomas Bryant totaled 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Bobby Portis contributed 18 points, eight rebounds and one assist. Tomas Satoransky delivered a 16-point, 10-assist double-double that also included four rebounds and one steal. Troy Brown, Jr. supplied 13 points, five boards and three assists. The Nuggets next pay a visit to the New York Knicks on Friday night, while the Wizards remain home and face the Miami Heat on Saturday evening.
Posted on: 3/21/2019 6:38 PM