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DENVER -- In foul trouble early, Gerald Green spent much of the first half stewing on the bench. Robert Bortuzzo Blues Jersey . He spent the rest of the game making up for lost playing time. Green scored a career-high 36 points, including eight in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Denver 112-107 on Tuesday night to hand the Nuggets their fifth consecutive loss. "I just got into foul trouble kind of early," said Green, held to nine first-half points in 8:41 after picking up three fouls. "When I was on the bench, I was getting mad, but my teammates were telling me I had the whole second half to play. I just tried to stay in it and help my team win. Guys were setting screens for me and Goran (Dragic) was finding me." Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said Greens early foul trouble prevented him from having an even bigger night. "We told Gerald if he wasnt fouling so much, he might have had 50," Hornacek said. "When Gerald gets on those rolls, hes big for us because he can make those shots. Hes not afraid to take shots when the game was on the line. He made a couple of big ones for us." So did Dragic. He added 21 points and 14 assists for the Suns, who completed a four-game season sweep of the Nuggets, their first in nine years. Evan Fournier scored 25 to lead the Nuggets, who lost a tough, close game after being blown out in their previous four defeats. "We really wanted to win this one for the fans because we havent been playing very well," Fournier said. "Yeah, its tough, especially because we had it. We had the game with 35 seconds (left in regulation) and gave up two offensive rebounds." Kenneth Faried added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, which was without leading scorer Ty Lawson (broken left rib) for a third consecutive game. Green opened the Suns scoring in the extra period with a driving dunk and hit an 18-foot jumper to tie the score at 103. After a jump ball, Dragic got loose for a breakaway dunk that put Phoenix back on top with 56.2 seconds left in overtime. Wilson Chandler missed a long jumper, the Suns rebounded and Green was fouled, making both free throws to boost their lead to four with 15.5 seconds left. Fournier, though, converted a three-point play with 8.7 seconds to go. The Nuggets quickly fouled Green, who made both free throws, and the Suns responded by fouling Faried, who made one of two. After Marcus Morris hit one of two foul shots, J.J. Hickson missed a potential tying 3-pointer and the Suns hung on. After Phoenix took a 90-87 lead on a layup by Morris with 5:44 remaining in regulation, the Nuggets scored the next seven points, moving in front by four on a putback by Faried. A pair of free throws by P.J. Tucker pulled Phoenix to 96-94, but Randy Foye answered on the other end with a driving layup. Channing Frye drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key that pulled the Suns to 99-97 with 35.8 seconds left. Fournier then missed a contested running jumper in the lane, and Phoenix got the rebound with 17.8 seconds remaining. Markieff Morris put back an offensive rebound to tie it at 99 with 5.7 seconds left and, after Chandler missed a baseline jumper at the buzzer, the game went to overtime. The Suns went in front 76-75 with 3:30 remaining in the third, helped by Fryes 3-pointer and a jumper by Markieff Morris. But the Nuggets closed with a 12-0 run in the last 2:23 of the period, erasing an 11-point deficit to take a 77-76 lead into the fourth quarter. Phoenix led by as many as 14 points early but settled for a 52-51 advantage at halftime. NOTES: Chandler, who finished with 10 points, has scored in double digits in 29 of his last 31 games. ... Green has scored 20 or more in 15 games this season. ... Fourniers previous career high was 24 points against Portland. ... Miles Plumlee of the Suns fouled out with 2:08 left in overtime. ... Greens previous career high was 34 points against Philadelphia. Alexander Steen Blues Jersey . As deep as their roster is, they need their superstar. Rose scored 23 points in his return from a five-game absence due to back pain, and Chicago hung on to beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 90-79 on Monday. Vladimir Tarasenko Blues Jersey .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch.DETROIT - Ndamukong Suhs first game this season will be against an injury-plagued offensive line. Not that the Detroit star needs any extra advantages in a Monday night tilt against the visiting New York Giants. You can catch all the action starting at 7pm et/4pm pt on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5. "Im going to treat this team just like any other team," Suh said. "I just expect to have success against them, understand what they do and understand their weaknesses and what their strengths are and try to get them out of their strengths and exploit their weaknesses." Suh and the Lions host the New York Giants on Monday night, and in many ways his contract situation underscores the amount of pressure Detroit is under. This is the final year of his deal, so this may be Detroits last chance to reach its full potential while he is still on the roster. The Giants lost guard Geoff Schwartz to a dislocated toe, and offensive linemen James Brewer (back), Charles Brown (shoulder) and Brandon Mosley (back) have been limited. New York quarterback Eli Manning was sacked 39 times last season. The Lions got to him twice when the Giants beat Detroit in December, with Nick Fairley and Ziggy Ansah contributing those sacks. "Suh is the guy who sticks out to most people but hes not the only guy we are concerned about," Giants guard John Jerry said. "They have a great front four. Theyve got guys who can stop the run and rush the passer, so were definitely going to have to be on top of our game." Suh made an impact immediately when the Lions drafted him in 2010. He has 27 1/2 sacks in four seasons, but Detroit was not able to sign him to a long-term deal this year. That adds at least a bit more urgency to 2014. The Lions collapsed toward the end of last season, wasting a great chance to make the playoffs, and coach Jim Schwartz was fired. Jim Caldwell took over, and Detroit still has an impressive core of talent that includes Suh, Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford. That group has never won a playoff game with Detroit — and has made the post-season only once. Suh is eager to return to the playoffs. "I dont necessarily know that I have goals other than winning and going to the playoffs, and having this defensive line be an exceptional one," Suh said. "We obviously love to get after the quarterback and make big plays, game-changing plays. Sacks without question are huge in our room." Thats especially true because Detroits secondary remains a concern. If Manning has time to throw, it could be a long night for the Lions. The Giants also missed the playoffs last season. Instead of fading down the stretch, they started 0-6, making a post-season appearance almost impossible. Manning threw a career-high 27 interceptions, and New York didnt run the ball very effectively, its backfield plagued by injuries. The blocking will be crucial to improving in both those areas. "It comes down to the offensive line," tackle Justin Pugh said. "We have to come out with the right mentality, be aggressive and physical, and we have to run the ball. Thats our job and we have to get it done." Suh will be there, trying to prevent that. "Every time you step on the football field is an opportunity to make a play, no matter who its going against," he said. "At the end of the day, Ive always kind of seen it as a defensive lineman, they have to block me, and I dont have to block them. I have to go out there and stop that quarterback and that running back. More or less, theyre the ones who have to stop me from doing what I want to do." San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals - 10:15pm et/7:15pm pt (TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5) GLENDALE, Ariz. - A turnaround season under a new coach. That was the story of the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals a year ago, and both squads begin this season believing they will be even better. Only one of them will kick off the season with success because they meeet in the second half of the NFLs Monday night doubleheader. Wayne Gretzky Jersey. . "We can win it all," Chargers safety Eric Weddle said. "We added some pieces we needed both offensively and defensively, got our guys back on special teams. We are a year better under the system. Nothing is impossible if everybody is doing the right thing and preparing the right way, playing together and playing fast." The Cardinals feel they are much better after a year under coach Bruce Arians system. Comparing this years offence to the one that started last season, Arians said, "would be like taking an eighth grader and putting him in the first grade. " Thats particularly true of quarterback Carson Palmer, in his 12th NFL season, second with Arizona. "This is the most comfort I have had in a while going into a season," he said, "and I think thats one of the things that I am so excited about is being comfortable and not having a bunch of unknowns. I think this whole locker room feels that way." There was one big difference in the teams seasons last year: The Chargers went 9-7 and made the playoffs, the Cardinals were 10-6 and didnt. Arizona fell victim to playing in the NFC West. "We know we have the toughest division in football, and we love that," eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. "We love the competition, and we like our odds against the guys in our division." Here are some things to know about Monday nights matchup: ON THE RUN: Both teams want to get their running game going to facilitate their big-play, play-action abilities. "We do take our shots," Palmer said. "A lot of them come out of our play-action game. Those arent there if you arent running the football." The Chargers have three strong running backs in Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and newcomer Donald Brown. Arizona, though, could be without dynamic running back Andre Ellington because of a foot injury. That would leave Jonathan Dwyer, Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes to carry the load. DIFFERENT Defence: The Cardinals will have a handful of new starters on a defence that ranked first against the run and sixth overall last season. The big question is up the middle. Inside linebackers Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington are gone — Dansby to free agency, Washington to suspension. Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett went down in training camp with a season-ending knee injury. Veteran Larry Foote and second-year pro Kevin Minter are the replacement linebackers. Frostee Rucker, who saw a lot of playing time last season, moves up to start at tackle. NEW COACH, SAME SYSTEM: As offensive co-ordinator last year, Ken Whisenhunt got a lot of credit for quarterback Philip Rivers revival. Whisenhunt is now head coach at Tennessee, and Frank Reich moves up from quarterbacks coach to offensive co-ordinator. Dont expect to see much difference. "The systems in place," Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. "We have a system thats going to survive the long haul." McCoy brought the offence with him from Denver, where he was co-ordinator before being hired in San Diego. "Every co-ordinator has their tweaks and different things they like," Rivers said, "play-calling styles and wrinkles weve added to the offence. But from a system standpoint, we didnt change. Were doing the same thing and trying to build on what we got started in Year 1." CARDINAL SPEED: Arians loves "fast little guys" and he has two of them now: Ted Ginn Jr. and John Brown. The 5-foot-11 Brown, out of little Pittsburg State (Kansas), was the sensation of training camp. NO COMPARISON: The Chargers and Cardinals are playing for the second time in 12 days after they met in San Diego in the preseason finale. But neither team did anything to tip off the other as to what would be coming when the real thing arrived. Almost every starter sat that one out. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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