Brewer scores 24 for Nuggets in preseason opener

Brewer scores 24 for Nuggets in preseason opener
October 12, 2012, 11:10 pm
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Denver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer, top, shoots over San Antonio Spurs', from left, Josh Powell, Gary Neal and DeJuan Blair during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) Corey Brewer scored 24 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 97-91 Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Danilo Gallinari added 19 points, Andre Iguodala had 11 and JaVale McGee scored 10.

Tim Duncan went 8 for 11 from the field in leading the Spurs with 21 points in 25 minutes at the AT&T Center. Gary Neal added 19 points and Stephen Jackson 13.

Tied at 45 after the first half, the Nuggets went on a 10-0 run in the opening minutes of the third quarter to capture a 57-47 lead. McGee had a pair of one-handed dunks and blocked a layup attempt by Boris Diaw in the run.

The Spurs emptied their bench with 4 minutes left in the third quarter.