The 2011 NBA preseason came to a close tonight with just two games on the schedule. Here's a quick recap of the games:
Denver Nuggets 110, Phoenix Suns 85: The Nuggets took an early lead against the Suns, outscoring them in the first half 52-50, even with the Suns 34 point rally of a second quarter. The Nuggets pulled away in the second half to the 110-85 victory. Danilo Gallinari led the way for the Nuggets, putting up 23 points with six rebounds. Center Kosta Koufos also picked up 15 points with 11 boards. Corey Brewer also picked up 20 points off the bench. For the Suns, Jared Dudley scored 17 points while Steve Nash finished with just five points and eight assists.
Atlanta Hawks 92, Charlotte Bobcats 75: The Atlanta Hawks took a small lead into halftime as the Bobcats were able to keep it close. The Hawks defense clamped down in the second half however, holding the Bobcats to just 29 points total in the third and fourth quarter combined. Josh Smith led the way for the Hawks with 21 points and six rebounds while Ivan Johnson picked up 15 points and eight rebounds. For the Bobcats, Corey Maggette was the only Bobcat to break double digit points, scoring 18 and bringing down five rebounds. In his debut, Bismack Biyombo played 16 minutes, scoring just one point and picking up two rebounds, turning the ball over four times and picking up three fouls.
For more on the Denver Nuggets, visit SB Nation's Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs. For more on the Phoenix Suns, visit Suns blog Bright Side Of The Sun. For more on the Atlanta Hawks, visit Hawks blog Peachtree Hoops. For more on the Charlotte Bobcats, visit Bobcats blog Rufus On Fire.