Gallinari leads Nuggets over SunsDec 23, 2011 - 4:53 AM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 110-85 victory over the Phoenix Suns in each team's preseason finale.
Corey Brewer added 20 points off the bench, while Kosta Koufas recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards for the Nuggets, who open their season on Monday at Dallas.
Jared Dudley paced the Suns with 17 points, Hakim Warrick had 15 and Shannon Brown added 14 in the loss. Markieff Morris rounded out the Suns' double digit scorers with 12 points.
Grant Hill and Steve Nash each had five points for Phoenix, which hosts New Orleans on Monday to start its campaign.
- DENVER: 110
Dec 22 11:33 PM
- DENVER: 79
End of 3rd
Dec 22 10:56 PM
- DENVER: 52
Dec 22 10:12 PM
- DENVER: 26
End of 1st
Dec 22 9:42 PM
- DENVER: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Dec 22 9:15 PM
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