The Denver Nuggets found themselves down ten points after a poor opening quarter at the defensive end, but they were able to climb back to within 63-61 at halftime with a solid second quarter performance.
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Ty Lawson has 14 points and five assists, while Danilo Gallinari and Al Harrington also are in double figures with 13 points and 11 points, respectively. Even without the services of Nene, Denver managed to hit 56.1% of its shots in the first half.
Nick Young did not score after a 17-point outburst in the opening quarter but still paces the Wizards. John Wall and JaVale McGee have nine points apiece.
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