Denver won last night, 105-94, and shot 53% from the field.
The big story from what was an otherwise meaningless game is all about J.R. Smith. Smith poured in another great performance last night consisting of a game-high 22 points, five assists, four boards, and two steals in a team-high 31 minutes off the bench. He also continues to blister the three-point line after finishing 4-7 from long distance. Six games into this preseason I have only two concerns: First, that this torrid start for J.R. will cool off come regular season. And second, that George Karl is too stubborn to start him.
There were a couple of other Nuggets that played well. From the starters, Carmelo Anthony finished 15 points, six rebounds, and a team-high six assists and Dahntay Jones added a dozen points and four rebounds. From the bench, Chris Andersen had another solid performance of seven points, six rebounds, and another pair of blocks and Ruben Patterson hit double-figure points with ten.
But the big highlight of the game came from Nene. I'll let the video evidence speak for itself.