|Danilo Gallinari, SF 26 MIN | 3-7 FG | 6-6 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +32
This was a quiet but efficient game for Gallinari. He didn’t shoot particularly well, and even missed a dunk, but made a couple of three pointers and did a good job getting to the line. His passing and defense were also solid.
|Kenneth Faried, SF 27 MIN | 4-6 FG | 3-5 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | +30
Kenneth played with his usual energy and effort. He was great on the glass and mostly made his shots. His defensive rotations seemed crisper than usual. His worst mistake was an out of control drive leading to a turnover.
|Kosta Koufos, C 22 MIN | 5-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | +24
Kosta Koufos rose to the occasion of defending DeMarcus Cousins for much of the night, limiting the Kings’ big man to 3 points and 2 rebounds. He stayed active in the paint, getting five shots at the rim and making them all. He had a little bit of trouble not fouling.
|Ty Lawson, PG 26 MIN | 11-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 6 AST | 4 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 26 PTS | +32
Ty was on fire tonight. He was hitting threes, getting good midrange looks, and getting to the rim. He also had several nice passes, with only one turnover in the first half. Defensively he had a few lapses, but also broke up two Kings fast breaks and had several steals.
|Andre Iguodala, SG 31 MIN | 8-15 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 7 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 20 PTS | +30
Iguodala had a nice showing. He harassed the Kings into a couple of turnovers and a bunch of bad shots. He was also finding his teammates for great looks. A couple of his three point attempts were ill-advised, but most were good looks.
|Anthony Randolph, PF 11 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -2
He made a couple of nice stops, including a big block on Thomas Robinson. He showed good energy with his rebounding. A big dunk put the Nuggets over the taco line for the game.
|Jordan Hamilton, SF 13 MIN | 3-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -3
Shot selection continues to be an issue for Jordan Hamilton. He also continues to make positive plays in other ways, including a couple of good rebounds against bigger players and a big block that led to a layup on the other end.
|Corey Brewer, SF 17 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -3
Brewer made a couple of very nice passes and created some easy points off of steals. On the minus side, he took a couple of terrible long two point shots and made a couple of weak passes that led to easy points the other way.
|Timofey Mozgov, C 9 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +1
He missed his only attempt in the paint, and for some inexplicable reason took two midrange jumpers and a corner three. He got outworked for rebounds by much smaller players.
|JaVale McGee, C 16 MIN | 5-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | +6
In limited minutes, JaVale did something on almost every possession, sometimes good and sometimes bad. He altered several shots, but also allowed some easy layups and second chance opportunities for the Kings. On offense, he got to the rim and made his shots.
|Andre Miller, PG 24 MIN | 1-1 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 9 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 4 PTS | -4
The oldest player on the roster used his veteran talents to find several open players, racking up nine assists and play worthy of a solid B before garbage time. Late in the game, he was tasked with leading the young guys, where his age really showed. On several plays, he simply gave up, including a few times where he remained on the defensive end of the court while his teammates played 4-on-5.
|Evan Fournier, SG 12 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -4
Evan Fournier was careless with the basketball, turning it over on two bad passes. He struggled to stay with his man on defense. Back-to-back three pointers marked his most significant contribution.
|Wilson Chandler, SG 8 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +1
His rebounding and defense were solid. Offensively, he did very little with very few touches.
|George KarlCoach Karl limited his use of the 2 point guard lineup to around a minute in the first half, allowed JaVale McGee to play through some mistakes, and let the end of the bench play when the game was truly out of reach. Solid coaching effort.|
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