Knicks beat Nuggets in Denver for first time in over a decade
On Wednesday, November 16, the visiting New York Knicks defeated the Denver Nuggets, 106-103, with the help of Julius Randle's 34 points, 11 rebounds, and Jalen Brunson's 21 points.
The Knicks won in Denver for the first game since 2006 thanks to Derrick Rose's 13 points, RJ Barrett's 11 points, and Cam Reddish's 10.
Bones Hyland scored 21 points in his return to the lineup, and Jamal Murray added nine rebounds.
For the undermanned Nuggets, Zeke Nnaji and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both scored 13 points, Bruce Brown added 12 points, and Jeff Green added 10 points.
Both Nikola Jokic, who entered health and safety protocols, and Aaron Gordon, who was out due to a non-COVID sickness, were absent from Denver's lineup.
After spending two games in health and safety procedures, Hyland made his way back into the Nuggets lineup.
Denver had a 7-point lead after the first quarter, fell behind, but then came back to lead 47-44 with 3:27 remaining. At halftime, New York rebounded to lead 55-54.
With 8:16 remaining in the third, Barrett's layup gave the Knicks a 66-60 lead, but the Nuggets fought back. After completing a three-point play, Caldwell-Pope tied the score with a three-pointer from the corner.
After a timeout, New York turned the ball over, and Murray made another long shot to give Denver a three-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Denver won 84-80.