The Denver Nuggets are playing some pretty good ball at the moment, and that continued on Monday evening when they extended their win streak to three-games in a 121-104 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
Denver came out strong in the first quarter at Pepsi Center, outscoring Charlotte 36-25; however they saw their lead cut in the second quarter, and only took a 63-62 lead into halftime.
The Nuggets got their mojo back in the second half, and ended up winning the game by a 17-point margin.
Gary Harris led all scorers with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including going 5-for-7 from three-point land. As a team the Nuggets shot 18-of-34 form beyond the arch — this was a main factor in the team’s win on the night.
Jamal Murray and Will Barton each scored 18 points, while Nikola Jokic put up another double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.
Although it was an expected win against a poor Charlotte team, it was good to see the Nuggets handle their business tonight and not get caught up in what a lot of people were calling a potential “trap game” in the schedule.
Denver will enjoy most of this week off as they head to Houston next to play the Rockets on Friday night. Houston is 38-13 on the season, which is the second best record in the Western Conference. This will be a pretty big test for the Nuggets… but they can contend with anyone way they are playing right now.