Gordon scores 13 in Denver debut, a 126-102 win over Hawks


DENVER (AP) Aaron Gordon scored 13 factors in his debut with Denver, and the Nuggets beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-102 on Sunday night time.

Denver acquired Gordon from Orlando on the commerce deadline and he acquired the beginning, taking part in 21 minutes. Paul Millsap, who had been beginning at energy ahead, got here off the bench. JaVale McGee, who was traded to Denver from Cleveland in a deadline deal, did not play.

Nikola Jokic completed with 16 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and Michael Porter Jr. had 15 factors and 10 rebounds for Denver.

The Hawks entered the sport having gained 9 of 11, however could not stick with the new-look Nuggets.

Trae Younger scored 21 factors, however had seven turnovers to go together with seven assists. Danilo Gallinari had 14 factors towards his former workforce.

Gordon had seven of his 11 first-half factors within the second quarter and the Nuggets took a 10-point lead on the break. The lead was prolonged to twenty factors early within the third quarter.

Atlanta acquired inside 13, however Denver took a 97-79 lead into the fourth quarter. A fast begin within the fourth gave the Nuggets a 25-point lead, and the Hawks by no means acquired the deficit beneath 20 factors the remainder of the way in which.


Hawks: F De’Andre Hunter missed his third straight recreation with proper knee soreness. ”We’re making an attempt to get that eliminated earlier than he will get on the ground once more,” coach Nate McMillan mentioned earlier than the sport. ”He hasn’t completed something for the final three days.” … G Lou Williams, acquired Thursday, will be a part of the workforce in Phoenix.

Nuggets: JaMychal Inexperienced led Denver with a season-high 20 factors and Jamal Murray completed with 17 factors. … G Monte Morris (left quad pressure) missed his ninth straight recreation. … F Gary Clark, acquired from Orlando together with Gordon, is just not with the workforce.


The Nuggets could have followers within the stands for the primary time this season after they play Philadelphia on Tuesday night time. There are anticipated to be roughly 4,500 health-care employees and first responders in attendance.


Hawks: On the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night time.

Nuggets: Host the 76ers on Tuesday night time.

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