The Denver Nuggets picked up just their fourth-ever road victory over the Orlando Magic with a 104-101 victory on Sunday evening. The Nuggets got off to an early start, but then had to hold on tightly over the final three quarters -- and that was without Dwight Howard on the court for the Magic.
The Nuggets held an eight-point lead after the first quarter, 27-19, but saw that slip to six points at halftime, 48-42. For a time in the third quarter the Magic held slight leads, but they never quite got over that hump during the fourth quarter.
Ty Lawson led the way with 25 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds. Arron Afflalo contributed 22 points as the only other starter with double-digit points. Al Harrington and Andre Miller were key off the bench with 18 and 15 points, respectively.
The Nuggets (29-24, 14-12 away) remain on the road for a Wednesday contest against the New Orleans Hornets.
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