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Nuggets lead Suns, 55-48 at Halftime

The Phoenix Suns hosted the Denver Nuggets in their home preseason opener. Suns’ head coach Frank Vogel made the decision to sit Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, and Devin Booker.

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The starting lineup for Phoenix was Saban Lee, Grayson Allen, Josh Okogie, Chimezie Mutu, and Jusuf Nurkic.

The Nuggets played most of their starters, Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Aaron Gordon, and Nikola Jokic started along side Justin Holiday.

The first quarter went back and forth as both teams had sloppy moments. The Suns had seven turnovers and the Nuggets turned the ball over five times in the quarter.

Okogie and Caldwell-Pope led all scorers with six points. Aaron Gordon had 0 points but 5 rebounds. Denver was up 25-23 after the first quarter.

The Nuggets started to separate themselves from the Suns to start the second quarter. They outscored Phoenix 11-6 in the first four minutes of the quarter.

The Suns were able to keep the game close behind the play of Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen. Allen went on a 7-0 run midway through the second quarter.

The Nuggets ended the quarter on a 9-4 run. Denver led Phoenix 55-48 at halftime.

Jamal Murray and Caldwell-Pope led the Nuggets in scoring with 12 points each. Jusuf Nurkic led the Suns with 10 points. Eric Gordon had nine points in the half.




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