Nene scored 25 points, reserve Al Harrington had 18 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to a 117-100 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Ty Lawson had 15 points and Danilo Gallinari had 11 points and five rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won their first two games of the season by double digits.
Al Jefferson had 19 points and rookie Alec Burks had 15 points for Utah, which was blown out for the second consecutive night.
Paul Millsap and C.J. Miles scored 13 each for the Jazz.
Nene played an efficient 24 minutes. He hit 10 of 13 shots, made all five of his foul shots and pulled down seven rebounds. He also sparked a decisive run in the first half that gave Denver control of the game.