The Denver Nuggets turned it over on 24 possessions and only totaled 14 assists in a disappointing performance in which they were blown out by the Brooklyn Nets, 112-89. Brooklyn (27-29) picked up the win after falling to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Paul Pierce scored 18 points on 7-12 shooting, including 2-5 on 3-point attempts. Mason Plumlee also contributed for Brooklyn, finishing with 10 points and 9 rebounds. On 5-12 shooting, including 2-8 from behind the arc, Randy Foye scored 15 points for Denver in the loss. Kenneth Faried added 14 points and 8 rebounds.
In addition to 27.3% from 3-point range, the Nuggets tallied an eFG% of just 41.2%. They are 1-11 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Nets, conversely, are 5-1 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
Denver (25-32) has now dropped their last four straight contests.
Coming up next, the Nets square off with the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 11-46 on the year. The Nuggets match up against the Portland Trail Blazers, currently 40-18 this season. The Nets came away with a win in two straight games against Milwaukee. The Nuggets have fallen to Portland the last three times they have met.