Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, Nate Robinson added 16, and Kenneth Faried had a key block and transition dunk with 33 seconds left to lift the Denver Nuggets to 75-74 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Playing their fourth game in five nights and missing their leading scorer, the sluggish Nuggets appeared well on their way to their third straight loss.
Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets’ seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night.
A small but spirited cheer broke out in a corner of Barclays Center, a contrast to the boos that rained down for much of the second half.
The Nuggets reserves outscored their Raptors counterparts 72-16 as Denver pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Raptors on Sunday night.
Ty Lawson had 19 points after a quiet start,Nate Robinson scored 11 straight for Denver in the fourth quarter and the Nuggets beat Dallas 110-96 Monday night, their second win over the Mavericks in three days.
Nate Robinson and Jordan Hamilton each hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter, helping the Nuggets pull away for a 97-87 victory against the Bulls on Thursday night.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 115-113 on Monday night.
Nicolas Batum got hot early, Wesley Matthews hit a critical shot when Denver was making a late charge and LaMarcus Aldridge added the finishing touches.
By the time January rolls around Brian Shaw envisions his team fully embracing his system, one that hinges on half-court sets, a powerful presence in the paint and smothering defense.