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Huge 4th quarter helps Nuggets down Warriors

10:25 PM, Jan 13, 2013   |    comments
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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Danilo Gallinari scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and the Denver Nuggets used a huge late run to notch a 116-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center.

Ty Lawson added 20 points for the surging Nuggets, who recorded their season- high fifth consecutive win on the strength of a 15-0 surge that erased an 89-83 deficit with under 10 1/2 minutes to play.

Denver shot a sizzling 70 percent (14-of-20) in the fourth quarter and outscored the Warriors by a 33-16 count over the final 10-plus minutes.

Wilson Chandler returned from a two-month absence to contribute 14 points and six rebounds off the bench to the win, while fellow reserves Corey Brewer and Andre Miller netted 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Nuggets.

The Warriors were dealt their third setback in four outings despite Stephen Curry dropping in 29 points and making 7-of-9 attempts from 3-point range. David Lee posted 23 points and 13 rebounds in defeat, with rookie Harrison Barnes putting up a career-high 21 points for Golden State.

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