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Nuggets-Pistons Postgame Notes


INDIVIDUAL

  • 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.

    TEAM

  • 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.