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Nuggets Vs. Hornets Score Update: Nuggets Close Deficit To 63-62

Thanks to a strong half from Aaron Afflalo, the Denver Nuggets narrowed the Charlotte Hornets' lead to 63-62 going into the fourth quarter. Afflalo had a strong half, finishing the quarter with 11 points in the game on 5-10 shooting, to go along with leading scorer Danilo Gallinari.

Nene, who is back in the line up for the Nuggets after battling an injury, has been rusty on the offensive end, shooting 2-7 for six points, but he has grabbed eight rebounds. Friday night has been also been a struggle for PG Ty Lawson, shooting 2-10 from the field while accumulating -14 in the process. The Nuggets as a team have also still struggled from three, finishing the quarter 4-19 from downtown.

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