Andre Iguodala scored six of his 17 points over the final three minutes to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Detroit Pistons 109-97 and snap a three-game skid on Tuesday night.
The Nuggets broke out their new canary yellow uniforms for their home opener and played pretty snazzy, especially late in the third quarter when they began opening up a 17-point lead. The Pistons rallied late, before Iguodala closed the door with two baskets and a pair of free throws. Iguodala also finished with 10 rebounds.
Greg Monroe scored 27 points for the Pistons, who dropped their fourth straight. Detroit and Washington (0-2) are the only winless teams left in the NBA this season.
Before the tipoff, Iguodala grabbed the microphone and gave a speech to the fans waving gold towels in unison: ''This is a big year for us. We need your support.''
The Nuggets aren't home all that much in the early going, playing 18 of their next 28 away from Pepsi Center.
So far, the road hasn't been kind to Denver. ...