Gordon scores 13 in Denver debut, a 126-102 win over Hawks
DENVER (AP) Aaron Gordon scored 13 points in his launching with Denver, and the Nuggets beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-102 on Sunday night.
Denver obtained Gordon from Orlando at the trade due date and he got the start, playing 21 minutes. Paul Millsap, who had actually been beginning at power forward, came off the bench. JaVale McGee, who was traded to Denver from Cleveland in a due date offer, didn’t play.
Nikola Jokic completed with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 8 helps, and Michael Porter Jr. had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Denver.
The Hawks got in the video game having actually won 9 of 11, however could not remain with the new-look Nuggets.
Trae Young scored 21 points, however had 7 turnovers to go with 7 helps. Danilo Gallinari had 14 points versus his previous group.
Gordon had 7 of his 11 first-half points in the 2nd quarter and the Nuggets took a 10-point lead at the break. The lead was encompassed 20 points early in the 3rd quarter.
Atlanta got within 13, however Denver took a 97-79 lead into the 4th quarter. A flying start in the 4th offered the Nuggets a 25-point lead, and the Hawks never ever got the deficit listed below 20 points the remainder of the method.
Hawks: F De’Andre Hunter missed his 3rd straight video game with best knee discomfort. ”We’re attempting to get that eliminated prior to he gets on the flooring once again,” coach Nate McMillan stated prior to the video game. ”He hasn’t done anything for the last 3 days.” … G Lou Williams, obtained Thursday, will sign up with the group in Phoenix.
Nuggets: JaMychal Green led Denver with a season-high 20 points and Jamal Murray completed with 17 points. … G Monte Morris (left quad stress) missed his ninth straight video game. … F Gary Clark, obtained from Orlando along with Gordon, is not with the group.
The Nuggets will have fans in the represent the very first time this season when they play Philadelphia on Tuesday night. There are anticipated to be around 4,500 health-care employees and very first responders in presence.
Hawks: At the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Nuggets: Host the 76ers on Tuesday night.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.