After having a loss at home on Sunday afternoon, the Nuggets visited Chicago tonight and they were hungry for a win and a big road win is exactly what they found as they defeated the Chicago Bulls 125-107.
Nikola Jokic also picked up his third triple-double of the season with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Emmanuel Mudiay and Darrell Arthur both had DNP-CD’s. Malik Beasley was reassigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce for the fourth time this season and Kenneth Faried did not join the team on this road trip as he gets treatments for his back issues.
The Nuggets started off the first quarter keeping up with the Bulls, but were ultimately outscored 25-22. The second quarter came around and both Denver and Chicago put up 34 points a piece. At the half, the Bulls led the Nuggets, 59-56. Entering the third, the Nuggets didn’t back down and they led the Bulls 35-24. The fourth ended with the Nuggets, once again, outscoring Chicago 34-24 to take the big road win, 125-107.
With tonight’s big win in Chicago, the Nuggets improve to 27-33 on the road and go two full games up on Sacramento and two and a half games up on Portland.
FG%: 56.3% 45.8%
3PT%: 43.3% 38.5%
FT: 91.7% 90%
Rebounds: 45 35
Steals: 6 10
Turnovers: 16 12
Points in Paint: 42 28
Fast Break Points: 14 14
The Nuggets will fly to Milwaukee tonight and face the Bucks tomorrow night for the second night of a back-to-back.