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Nuggets Vs. Spurs Score Update: Denver Leads By 8 After 1st Quarter

The Denver Nuggets lead the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter, 25-17. Ty Lawson has scored six points, grabbed five rebounds and dished the ball out for four assists. Arron Afflalo leads the Nuggets with nine points.

Denver got off to a quick start against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, opening with an 11-2 run. However, the Spurs quickly came back to bring the score to 19-15 with over five minutes left in the quarter. Manu Ginobili and Matt Bonner hit on three three-pointers during that stretch to spark the Spurs back into the game.

However, a four-minute scoreless streak allowed the Nuggets to widen the lead to eight points. It ended on a play by Tim Duncan that had him positioning the ball right onto Chris Andersen's face before making a dunk. Andersen got the better of Duncan at the end of the quarter by defending him as the buzzer went off.

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