Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried gets 4th Double-Double in 5 Games

It took two overtime periods for the Nuggets to beat the Warriors last night and Denver's Kenneth Faried played nearly 48 minutes.  (It was only his third game with at least 30 minutes played.)

On eight-of-13 shooting, Faried scored 18 points, his fifth straight game in double figures.

In addition, Faried grabbed 17 rebounds, blocked three shots and had two steals, all of which are season highs.

Nine of Faried's 17 rebounds last night were offensive rebounds and he has more offensive rebounds (39) than defensive boards (36) this season.

During the past five games, Faried has four double-doubles.  During those five games, he is averaging 17.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals per game.

While he is shooting 56.0 percent from the field, he has made only 48.1 percent of his free throws.  While he is not a great free throw shooter, he shot 66.5 from the line last year so those numbers should improve.

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