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.