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Recap - Nuggets Defeat Detroit 131-101

Denver cruised to victory on Saturday, running Detroit out of the gym and running up a 131-101 score at Pepsi Center.

Denver was a favorite by 9.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 207.5.

J.R. Smith had 31 points for Denver and Nene Hilario chipped in with 18 points. Ty Lawson had 11 assists for the Nuggets, while Nene Hilario was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Detroit got 21 points from Chris Wilcox in a losing cause and another 15 points from Richard Hamilton. Will Bynum contributed 10 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Denver were victorious, as the score was 66-60 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 44 boards, while Detroit only had 33.

Next game, Denver takes its act on the road to face New Orleans looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Toronto.