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Nuggets top Thunder 114-104 to stretch win streak to 13 games

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U.S. Sports Desk, Mar 20 (EFE).- The Denver Nuggets continued to show they belong among the NBA's elite, earning an impressive 114-104 road victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder to extend their winning streak to 13 games.

Denver fell behind by eight after the first quarter of Tuesday night's contest at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, but outplayed the defending Western Conference champions the rest of the way.

Diminutive point guard Ty Lawson led the Nuggets in scoring with 25 points and also dished out eight assists and grabbed four rebounds.

His veteran back-up, Andre Miller, also played a major role in the outcome, filling up the stat sheet with 20 points, nine assists and seven boards.

Miller led a typically strong bench effort by arguably the deepest team in the NBA, who also got 11 points from reserve forward Corey Brewer and nine points and seven points, respectively, from Wilson Chandler and JaVale McGee.

Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried, meanwhile, showcased his relentless style of play by snagging 15 rebounds.

Superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, who notched 34 points and 25 points, respectively, led the way for the Thunder but they got little help from their teammates.

In other action Tuesday night in the NBA, the Indiana Pacers routed the Orlando Magic 95-73, the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Los Angeles Clippers 116-101.

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