Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and the Dallas Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the undermanned Denver Nuggets 105-95 on Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers opened a season-high six-game trip Friday night with a rare win in Denver, where the Nuggets were bleary-eyed and, in Danilo Gallinari’s case, blurry-eyed.
The Nuggets have steadily developed into a contender, racing out to a 13-5 record, which is second only to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference.
Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson agrees when people say he might be the fastest man in the NBA. He thinks he might be in the Top 5, at least.
Danilo Gallinari outplayed Carmelo Anthony in the first meeting since they were swapped in a blockbuster trade, scoring a career-high 37 points as the Denver Nuggets outlasted the New York Knicks 119-114 in double-overtime on Saturday night.
Al Harrington scored a season-high 29 points, and Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each had 21 to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Washington Wizards 108-104 on Friday night.
Al Harrington scored 15 points, Rudy Fernandez had 12 points to go with eight assists, and the Denver Nuggets won their third straight by beating the Sacramento Kings 110-83 Wednesday night.
Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-86 on Monday night.
Sacramento scored 69 first-half points before completing a 119-102 blowout win over Denver.
Carmelo Anthony didn’t need much prodding to keep attacking the basket. The repeated fouls Denver’s leading scorer kept drawing were all the encouragement necessary.