Mar 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) watches as shooting guard Wilson Chandler (21) guards Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets Snap A Six-Game Losing Streak With A Win Over The Dallas Mavericks, 115-110

The Denver Nuggets (26-34) snapped a six-game losing streak Wednesday night with a win over the Dallas Mavericks at home, 115-110. A hot start from Ty Lawson fueled the club as the point guard finished with 20 points on 5-of-12 shooting to go with 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Denver couldn’t slow down Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki who would score 27 points on 13-of-20 shooting, collecting 7 rebounds in a losing effort.

Wilson Chandler would also put together a strong performance for the Nuggets as the forward scored 21 points on 6-of-17 shooting, collecting 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals. J.J. Hickson provided a spark off of the bench for Denver, scoring 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting, collecting 5 rebounds and 5 blocks on the night.

Brandan Wright was a surprise off of the Mavericks bench tonight as the power forward scored 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go along with 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. Vince Carter would chip in a nice game for Dallas as well, scoring 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting, going a perfect 4-for-4 at the line.

Denver was surprisingly good from three-point land as the team totaled 11-of-24 shooting, 45.8% percent. He would also have a +10 advantage on the glass, outrebounding the Mavericks 43-33.  Denver also shot well from the free-throw line where they have struggled at all season long. They missed a couple late but would finish the game 30-of-36, 83.3% percent.

Randy Foye and Kenneth Faried played some big roles in the win tonight as well. Foye would score 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, knocking down 4-of-8 shots from deep as he collected 4 assists and 2 steals. Faried on the other hand would score 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, going a perfect 6-of-6 from the line as he continues to get better in the post and at the stripe.

The Denver Nuggets (26-34) return back to action Friday night as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT.

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