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Nuggets Vs. Hornets Score Update: New Orleans Leads 78-64 After Three

The Denver Nuggets are hardly accustomed to losing at the Pepsi Center, but if Denver doesn't find a way to get back on track soon, they'll lose a home game to the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets lead 78-64 after three quarters on Monday thanks to some hot shooting. New Orleans is 33-for-62 from the field (53.2 percent) and have connected on five of their nine three-pointers.

Shooting guard Marco Belinelli leads the way for New Orleans with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting that includes three makes from three-point range. Chris Kaman has 16 points and five rebounds on 8-of-12 shooting. Carl Landy has come off the bench for New Orleans on 6-of-12 shooting.

Ty Lawson leads Denver with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Danilo Gallinari (14 points) and Arron Afflalo (11 points) have helped pace the offense for the Nuggets.

For more on this game, visit Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs and Hornets blog At The Hive. Visit SB Nation NBA for more news and notes around the league.