Ty Lawson registered his 4th double-double this season, scoring 19 points and registering 11 assists, to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks, 110-96. The Nuggets took quality shots from the field in this one, going 41-75 (54.7%). This is the 3rd consecutive win for Denver (7-6).
Lawson went 7-11 from the field (2-3 on 3-point attempts) in a strong performance. Other top contributors for Denver included J.J. Hickson with 22 points and 8 rebounds, Jordan Hamilton with 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Kenneth Faried with 10 points and 10 rebounds. On 8-15 shooting from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line, Monta Ellis scored 22 points for Dallas in the loss. Shawn Marion added 13 points and 12 rebounds and DeJuan Blair finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Nuggets recorded a FTA rate of 37.3 to go alongside their 60.0% eFG%. They are 1-0 on the season when eclipsing 35.0 and 55% in those respective offensive factors. The Mavericks, however, are 2-2 when allowing opponents to reach those thresholds.
This drops Dallas (9-6) to 0-2 versus Denver on the season.
Coming up, the Nuggets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 8-8 on the season. The Mavericks match up against the Golden State Warriors, currently sitting at 9-6 this year. The Nuggets are 1-0 versus Minnesota this season.