The Nuggets were lead by Randy Foye's 28 points, as they fell to 1-4 on the young season. They were short-handed throughout the night, without Ty Lawson due to a sore left ankle. Nate Robinson started strong, but did not play at all in the 4th quarter. That is because his minutes were maxed out, as he cannot play more than 20 minutes while recovering from a torn ACL. He had 14 points in 25 minutes Friday night.
The Nuggets made a game out of it, after falling behind by 21 in the 3rd quarter. Denver got as close as 6 in the 4th, before the Cavs were able to hold them off.
Kyrie Iriving had just 12 points and 6 assists, following a 34-point, 0-assist night in the loss to the Jazz. Most of the Cavs' dominance came in transition, scoring 39 points in transition Friday. They averaged 17.8 points in transition the first 4 games of the year.
Cleveland ran their record to 2-3 on the season, and they will enjoy 2 days off, before returning home Monday to host the New Orleans Pelicans. The Nuggets look to get back on track, but have another tough task Sunday, when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers.