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Ty Lawson and the Nuggets held on late and evened up their overall record, defeating the Pistons on the road Tuesday night.
Ty Lawson scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor, adding five rebounds, seven assists and four steals to boot. As a team, the Nuggets had 10 steals as a team and forced the Pistons into 16 total turnovers. Denver also had solid support off the bench, with Corey Brewer (15 points, 6-of-11 shooting), JaVale McGee (12 points, four blocks) and Andre Miller (11 points, seven assists) all scored in double-figures. As a whole, the Nuggets shot 46.3 percent from the field.
The Pistons were paced by 20 points from Brandon Knight on 8-of-16 shooting, while Rodney Stuckey added 17 points (on 5-for-12 shooting) off the bench and Jason Maxiell put in 18 points while grabbing six rebounds and notching six blocks, as Detroit falls to 7-17 overall.
After trailing 25-17 at the end of the first quarter, Denver outscored Detroit by 14 in the second period and maintained their lead the rest of the way. The Nuggets will be in action next on Wednesday night, as they are in Minnesota taking on the Timberwolves.