The Spurs were down by just three starting with 1:34 left in the game, but one minute later Tim Duncan made a layup to draw the game to 95-94. And that's when Ty Lawson made the clutch 20-footer. Gary Neal missed a three-pointer with just six seconds left in the game. Manu Ginobili wound up fouling Lawson right after that, and both free throws went through the hoop.
Arron Afflalo was second among starters with 14 points while Al Harrington added 16 points off the bench. Andre Miller proved that he liked to shoot, but he was 5-of-18 from the field for 11 points. To be fair, though, everyone liked to shoot on the night, hitting just 41.9 percent from the field.
Timofey Mozgov played just 13 minutes due to rolling his ankle in the third quarter. Kosta Koufos was out and that put George Karl in a spot. Harrington wound up playing 31 minutes, and Chris Andersen received 18.
Tony Parker led the Spurs with 25 points while Manu Ginobili played 24 minutes and scored eight points in his return to the court.
The Nuggets (21-17, 11-9 away) are back at the Pepsi Center on Monday to host the Sacramento Kings.
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