Recap - Nuggets Defeat Atlanta 102-87
The Nuggets grabbed a 102-87 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Nene Hilario at Philips Arena.
Denver was an underdog by 2 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 202.5.
Denver got 15 points from Arron Afflalo and another 15 points from J.R. Smith. Ty Lawson contributed 10 assists, while Wilson Chandler cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Hawks got a 19-point performance from Zaza Pachulia, who was supported by 13 points from Josh Smith. Al Horford had 6 assists in a losing cause for Atlanta, while Zaza Pachulia grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Nuggets hit the break leading 46-42 before taking care of business in the second half.
Denver had a 43-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Denver heads into a battle against the Magic. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.