During tonight's contest I turned to Twitter and said I didn't know how to recap this 112-104 Nuggets win, but I've seen this kind of game from the hometown team over the years. It was the classic: give up big points to an odd name, figure out ways to stay within striking distance but keep getting in your own way, rally, and win it late Nuggets game.

At the half Denver was down 66-51 and things were looking horrible on a night where both the Grizzlies and Warriors were losing, too. The Nuggets were losing the turnover battle 9-6 and Sam Dalembert was 10-11 from the field for 21 points in just 9:29 of action.

The Nuggets came out like gangbusters in the third quarter and shrunk the 15 point lead to 6 points at the 9:26 mark after Andre Iguodala found a streaking Danilo Gallinari for a crowd erupting alley-oop. But the Nuggets just couldn't close the gap and let the lead quickly balloon back to double digits for a brief moment in the fourth quarter (93-83) with 10:25 to play after a Beno Udrih three-pointer.