The Skinny: The Nets opened the game 4-of-6 from behind the three-point line. But the Nuggets were unstoppable on the glass in the opening quarter, with 16 of their 26 points coming in the paint. Evan Fournier hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to give Denver a three-point lead after one.
JaVale McGee and Jordan Hamilton paced Denver?s second unit to start the second quarter. But Brooklyn kept knocking down threes, with Keith Bogans and Tyshawn Taylor hitting from downtown. Kris Humphries had eight points in the opening minutes of the quarter, helping the Nets to a four point-lead at the midway point. A back-and-forth offensive pace ensued for the next six minutes, with the Nets leading by five at the break.