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Nuggets Vs. Wizards Score Update: Denver Takes 86-81 Lead Into 4th Quarter

The Denver Nuggets have been much better at the defensive end in response a rough first quarter in which they allowed the Wizards to score 37 points, and as the third quarter comes to a close, the Nuggets have a 86-81 lead.

Al Harrington has been outstanding off the bench for Denver and leads the team with 21 points on 7-12 shooting. Ty Lawson has 19 points, while Danilo Gallinari has 17. The Nuggets are shooting 50.8% from the field, including 44% from beyond the arc.

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The Wizards are led by Nick Young's 21 points, while JaVale McGee and John Wall each have 13.

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