Nuggets' Juancho Hernangomez: Totals 15 points in Saturday start

Hernangomez totaled 15 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal over 28 minutes in Saturday's 109-105 loss to the Rockets.

The 21-year-old parlayed his second straight start into his second double-digit scoring effort in the last three games. Hernangomez had the hot hand Saturday, and he's now shot 50 percent or better in eight of the last nine contests. He's also offering solid returns on the glass over the last three, with 16 boards over that span. Despite the encouraging production, Hernangomez is expected to head back to the bench upon Danilo Gallinari's (knee) return, which could be as soon as Monday night versus the Rockets.

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