Denver 92, Detroit 84

HOUSTON, July 12, 2007 (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets cruised past the Detroit Pistons, 92-84, behind Von Wafers 25 points. In 31 minutes of play Wafer was 11-19 from the field and grabbed three rebounds as the starting shooting guard for Denver.

Denver led by as many as 15 points in the game (55-40) with 8:35 left in third quarter behind a Jelani McCoy dunk. Overall for the summer league, McCoy is shooting an astronomical 92 percent (16-18 FG), with averages of 13.0 points and 13.0 rebounds.

Im just playing hard and letting everything else take care of itself, McCoy said of his performance thus far. I am having fun and the most important thing is having fun. We have a great coaching staff and a great group of guys with a high basketball IQ. Its always fun like that.

Detroit climbed within one point at 63-64 with 8:48 left in the game, but could get no closer as the Nuggets cruised to the eight point win.

Wafers 25 points (11-19 FG) led all scorers, while Will Blalock collected 16 points (5-8 FG) and four rebounds in 23 minutes of play.

Its gotten a lot more physical as summer league has gone on, Wafer described. Ive been able to get in a groove out there, and I really enjoy the style of play.

The starting rookie backcourt of Arron Afflalo and Rodney Stuckey continued to impress as they collected 37 total points for the Pistons. Afflalo had a team-high 19 points (8-18 FG) and five rebounds in 31 minutes, while Stuckey had 18 points (6-14 FG) and three assists in 27 minutes.