Nuggets-Pistons Postgame Notes
Andre Iguodala registered 17 points and 10 rebounds in tonight’s win. It is the 46th point/rebound double-double and the 69th overall double-double of his career. Iguodala’s teams are now 15-2 the last 17 times he’s posted a double-double.
Ty Lawson finished with 15 points and nine assists tonight, while turning it over just once. Lawson’s nine assists is a season-high, but he has handed out at least six helpers in each game this season.
Kenneth Faried totaled 15 points and eight rebounds in tonight’s contest. It’s the third time in his career that he has had 15+ points in back to back games. He is averaging 18.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in his last two games.
JaVale McGee added 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field tonight. It his second straight game with 16 points, the fifth time in his career he has had 16-or-more points in back-to-back to games.
Kosta Koufos scored 14 points in tonight’s win. It was the 19th 10+ point scoring effort of his career and his most points since he had 16 at Portland on 2/4/12.
Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 27 points and 10 rebounds tonight. It was the 16th 20-point/10-rebound game of his career. It was the 52nd double-double of his career. 11 of his last 15 double-doubles have come on the road.
The Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak to move to 1-3 on the year by defeating Detroit 109-97 tonight.
Denver was 10-of-30 from beyond the arc tonight. Denver hit 10+ threes on eight occasions last season, going 8-0 in those games.
Additionally, Denver’s 30 three-point attempts was their most since they shot 38 vs. Minnesota on 4/9/11.
The Nuggets outrebounded Detroit 52 to 35 tonight, one game after outrebounding Miami 47 to 32, giving them a +32 rebounding advantage in their past two games.
Denver collected 21 offensive rebounds in the win tonight. They registered 20+ offensive rebounds just once last year.
Their 20 offensive boards helped lead to 26 second chance points for Denver. They are averaging 21.5 second chance points this season, compared to 13.4 last season.
The Nuggets rejected 11 shots tonight, their most blocks of the season. Denver had 10+ blocks four times last year, going 4-0 in those games.