Den 28 28 25 32 113
Uta 23 28 17 28 96
Date of game: 4/3/2013

Recap: Utah vs. Denver

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points and the Denver Nuggets handled the Utah Jazz with ease, 113-92, on Wednesday.

Kenneth Faried had 19 points and eight rebounds. Evan Fournier and Corey Brewer scored 18 and 14 points, respectively, off the bench for the Nuggets, who have won two straight and 17 of their last 19 games.

Denver, which has already clinched a playoff berth, is 3 1/2 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the second spot in the Western Conference standings.

Gordon Hayward scored 18 points while Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap scored 16 points apiece, with Jefferson grabbing nine boards, for the Jazz, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

"They got it into a tempo that was favored for them, which is one of the things we talked about, not allowing them to do and they did that," Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin said.

With the loss, Utah drops to ninth in the Western Conference standings, a half-game behind Lakers for the eighth and final spot with six games left on the schedule.

At halftime, Denver had a 56-51 lead, but began to pull away in the third.

Andre Iguodala made a 3-pointer as the Nuggets began the period on a 8-0 spurt, which ended with Iguodala on a reverse dunk, to hold a 64-51 margin with 8 1/2 minutes left.

From 6:20 to 4:11 remaining on the clock, Faried score all of Denver's eight points and the Nuggets had a 16-point advantage, 74-58.

"I felt his activity running the court and just doing the dirty work that he always does for us was great," Nuggets head coach George Karl said of Faried. "He made some really good reads against their help defense and got some easy baskets underneath the defense, and as usual he got some rebounds for us."

Fournier's layup was the final score of the frame and the Nuggets led, 81-68, entering the fourth quarter.

Utah scored 28 points in the period, but the Nuggets scored 32, thanks in large part to Gallinari and Fournier, who scored 16 and 12 points, respectively.

Fournier drilled a shot from beyond the arc with 1:05 remaining in regulation to give the Nuggets their biggest lead of the game, 113-92. Alec Burks scored four unanswered points in the final 41.9 seconds, but the game was already out of reach.

Entering the second quarter, the Nuggets led 28-23.

The Jazz were 13-of-23 from the floor in the second. However, they never attempted a free throw in the period. Meanwhile, the Nuggets were 9-of-18 in the quarter and made 9-of-10 from the foul line, allowing them to maintain the lead.

Game Notes

Utah's Marvin Williams scored all 10 of his points in the first half ... Denver has won two straight against Utah and won the season series 3-1. It is the Nuggets' first series victory since the 2009-10 season ... The Nuggets improved their road record to 18-21, but of the five teams in the Western Conference that have clinched a playoff berth, they are the only team under .500 on the road ... Denver is 33-13 against Western Conference teams, second only to Oklahoma City's 34-13.

Houston Baptist extends Shealy's contract

Houston Baptist has agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 academic year with football coach Vic Shealy, the Southland Conference university announced Tuesday.

NASCAR News
Turner Scott Motorsports shuts down Hornaday's truck team

Turner Scott Motorsports announced on Tuesday that it has ceased operations of its No. 30 team in the Camping World Truck Series.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.