Forbes Nets Career-Best 16 Points With Denver - UMass Athletics

Forbes Nets Career-Best 16 Points With Denver

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Gary Forbes scored a career-best 16 points for the Denver Nuggets in a loss to a Pacers on Tuesday night. The Denver Post has a sidebar on the UMass product.

Here's the story:

When things started getting bad for Denver on Tuesday night, a fan screamed toward the Nuggets' bench: "Better put Forbes back in!" Gary Forbes, the free-agent invitee who was signed by the team, has been superb in spurts for the Nuggets, and in Tuesday's loss he scored 16 points in 21 minutes. In the first half, he had 11 points in just nine minutes.

"We went small, and at that time we weren't getting anything done with our big guys offensively, so I kind of took a risk," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "For a while, it worked."

On the night, the 6-foot-7 guard/forward also had two rebounds and two assists, one of the few bright spots on an otherwise miserable night.

"I'm at a position where minutes are very scarce," Forbes said, "so I got to take full advantage of the minutes out there on the court. I was able to do that today. I'm just trying to gain the coach's trust to play more minutes."

Forbes previously scored 12 points in 24 minutes in a home game against Dallas last week.

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