NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, January 19th
(All times Eastern)
Denver Nuggets (20-19) at Phoenix Suns (22-17), 8 p.m.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns have struggled of late, but will try to
right the ship on Sunday night when they welcome the Denver Nuggets to US
The Suns have lost four of their last five, highlighted by Friday's 110-107
setback at home to the Dallas Mavericks.
Goran Dragic scored a game-high 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting and also dished
out seven assists. Markieff Morris added 23 points and 12 rebounds, Marcus
Morris had 13 points and seven boards and P.J. Tucker donated 11 points and
nine rebounds for the Suns.
Tucker got a great look in the corner for a game-tying 3-pointer, but it
didn't fall. Markieff Morris missed a few putback attempts and the Mavs left
with the victory.
"I couldn't have had a better look, I couldn't believe I was that open,
especially in the corner. It was just one of those days, I was already
celebrating. It did everything but go down," said Tucker.
The Suns will host the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards on this
The Nuggets have lost two of three since their five-game winning streak.
On Friday, the Nuggets fell at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-109.
Wilson Chandler scored 23 points and Ty Lawson deposited a double-double with
19 points and 11 assists for Denver, which had a four-game home winning streak
Nate Robinson added 19 points off the bench and Randy Foye made four 3-
pointers en route to a 16-point outing. Timofey Mozgov had 10 points and 11
boards in the setback.
The Nuggets were done in by a disastrous second quarter. Cleveland scored 42
points in the second on 65.4 percent shooting.
"That 42-point second quarter just along with all the fouling in the game hurt
us in the long run," Denver head coach Brian Shaw said.
The Nuggets finish a short road trip Thursday in Portland.
The Suns have won both of this season's matchups, one in Denver and one in
Phoenix. The Nuggets have taken eight of the last 11 matchups overall, but
have lost 14 of their last 17 stops in Phoenix.
01/19 10:31:54 ET
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