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DENVER -- JaVale McGees debut with the Denver Nuggets was punctuated by a smashing finish. wholesale jerseys . And the Nuggets needed it to overcome Ben Gordons record-tying night from 3-point range. McGee soared into the lane to rebound a teammates missed free throw and dunk with 5 seconds remaining, and the Nuggets withstood Gordons season-high 45 points for a 116-115 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. McGees rebound and slam followed a missed foul shot by Arron Afflalo, who was fouled while making a driving layup with 5.6 seconds left. That basket pulled the Nuggets within 115-114 after they had blown a 25-point lead. "I didnt think Arron was going to miss the free throw, but if he did, as long as I went hard, I figured Id maybe get the tip-in or at least the tip out," said McGee, playing in his first game since being acquired by Denver a week ago in the trade that sent Nene to Washington. "I just went hard and pushed (Greg) Monroe under the rim and I was wide open. It bounced and bounced and I was trying not to goaltend it and I just dunked it. It was definitely exciting, my first game winner. Im definitely excited to be in Denver, my new home." Afflalo went from dismay over missing the foul shot to relief once he saw McGee flying through the lane to grab the rebound and put it back in. "Im very happy he made a great play," Afflalo said. "Forget my free throw percentage. Ill take the W any time. You want to come through in those moments, but if we could plan that, I would do it again." Gordon, who tied the NBA record by going 9 for 9 behind the arc, said the loss was especially tough to take after coming all the way back. "We had our shots, we just had two bad possessions at the end," Gordon said. "Obviously the Afflalo drive; we fouled him while he was driving to the basket while we were up three. Should have just let him get the two. And the tip dunk by McGee. It came off the rim so fast and he got up there." Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 25 points and Afflalo had 23. McGee finished with 15. "Im sure its a proud moment for him, coming here and in the first game that he plays in, to win a game," Nuggets coach George Karl said of McGee. "Its pretty classy, a pretty good chapter." Brandon Knight had 16 points for Detroit. Monroe added 13 points and Jonas Jerebko had 12. The Pistons trailed 45-20 early in the second quarter, but took their first lead 78-76 on Gordons eighth 3-pointer with 5:48 left in the third quarter. Knight hit a 16-foot jumper less than three minutes later that gave Detroit a six-point lead, but Afflalo hit a 3-pointer and, after being fouled on a shot from beyond the arc, hit all three free throws to tie it at 91 going into the fourth. Gordons ninth 3-pointer gave the Pistons a 112-109 lead with 2:51 to play. After Wilson Chandler drove in for a layup, Knight hit a 3-pointer for Detroit for a four-point lead. Gordon got off a long jumper at the buzzer but it hit the back of the rim and bounced away. "Its a painful, painful way to lose," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "We put ourselves in a position to win and we put ourselves in a position to lose. Its one or two plays that can determine if you win the game or sweep the trip. Were not quite ready for it yet. Its going to take some painful experiences like this." The Nuggets led 62-57 at the half after being outscored 39-22 in the second period. Gordon scored 21 points in the quarter, going 5 for 5 from 3-point range. NOTES: The Pistons were without Rodney Stuckey, who was rested because of lingering soreness in his left big toe. ... Gordon scored a career-high 48 points against Milwaukee on March 4, 2007, while with Chicago. ... With Chandler starting in place of injured Danilo Gallinari (thumb), the Nuggets have used 18 different starting lineups this season. jerseys from china .C. United tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1 on Sunday. The goal allowed United (1-8-2) to snap a club record seven-game losing streak and a five-game losing streak against Kansas City. wholesale jerseys . 3 overall in Aprils draft, will see a specialist on Thursday. The statement says: "Trent Richardson is travelling to Pensacola, Fla., where he will have his left knee further evaluated by Dr. James Andrews tomorrow. . Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger announced the news on Wednesday after the team practiced in Edmonton. Petrell has three goals and six assists in 35 games this season. wholesale jerseys . Cousin appeared in two preseason games, averaging 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds. Kabongo finished with six points in five minutes at Denver on Oct. Michael kors Black Friday 2014 . The 32-year-old from Lachute, Que., attacked from the back to jump from 56th to ninth after the first run and then finish 18th overall, with his teammate Mike Janyk of Whistler, B.C., close behind him in 21st. Cousineaus standout performance represented a huge personal victory after two difficult years in which he first battled back from injury and then was unable to qualify for a second run in a World Cup race.(Sports Network) - Toronto youngster Nazem Kadri nearly went from hero to goat in a span of 10 minutes. The Maple Leafs, though, were able to bail the 21-year-old out and now look to win two in a row for the first time this month as they battle the New York Islanders tonight. The game can be seen live on TSN, beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. Also, you can join in on our live Game Night Blog just before puck drop. The seventh overall pick of the 2009 draft, Kadri had 33 games of NHL experience prior to getting recalled from the minors on Wednesday with Philippe Dupuis landing on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury. Kadri tallied a go-ahead goal 5:52 into the third period last night versus the Sabres, but also took a late tripping penalty with his club still up by just a goal. Torontos penalty-kill units and goaltender James Reimer, who ended with 40 saves, thwarted Buffalos last chance however to hold on for a 3-2 victory. "I love to have a chance to play here and make an impact," said Kadri, who scored his fourth career goal. "Getting the goal was big and I was holding my breath that whole time I was in the penalty box." Reimer will get the start in goal once again this evening. David Steckel and Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs, who havent won two in a row since a three-game run from Nov. 22-27. Kessel is tied for the NHL lead with 20 goals and became the first Leaf to reach that mark before Christmas since Mats Sundin in 1996-97. Kessels 40 points are also tied for second-most in the league. wholesale jerseys. Toronto plays the first of four in a row on the road and is 9-8-0 as the guest this season, but has lost three of its last four as the visitor. The Islanders return home after a near perfect road trip, winning the first two games of the swing in a shootout prior to last nights 4-2 setback to the Rangers. P.A. Parenteau and Matt Moulson tallied on the power play for the Islanders, who suffered their fifth loss in seven games. New Yorks top line of Moulson, Parenteau and John Tavares have scored 32 of the clubs 72 goals this season and head coach Jack Capuano said his team needs to improve on 5-on-5 and with secondary scoring. "Weve had a couple lines in the last few games that have scored goals, but the power play tonight, we talk about getting pucks to the net and both goals came off shots and rebounds," said Capuano. Evgeni Nabokov allowed three scores on 24 shots in the setback, his sixth in eight decisions this season for the Isles, who played without Al Montoya, David Ullstrom, Steve Staios and Brian Rolston due to concussions, while Rick DiPitro is out with a groin issue. New York fell to 0-2-1 in the front end of back-to-back games this season, but is 2-0 in the second games of those sets. It has lost six of its last seven at home. The Maple Leafs recorded a point in all four of their games versus the Islanders last year, going 2-0-2. However, they have lost three of four and seven of their last 10 on Long Island. ' ' '


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