Dec 15, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Fans hold signs after the Denver Nuggets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 102-93. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets Win 102-93

Dec 15, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks the ball in the second quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday night 102-93. The Nuggets once again played all around team basketball, and it led them to victory. Ty Lawson bounced back and looked like his old-self. Now, the Nuggets record is 14-9 and they continue to look better and better after their rough start to the season.

Ty Lawson finished the game with 12 points and 8 assist and looked much better. Not only did his stats seem better, but he was simply moving better on the court. Hopefully he does not experience any set-backs and is good to go Tuesday against the Thunder. I predicted that Lawson and Jrue Holiday would be the match-up to watch, and they posted almost the exact same stat lines. Holiday had 12 points and 7 assists in the game.

Wilson Chandler has been on fire for the Nuggets, as he scored 19 points. He has been stepping up for the Nuggets, and has been the teams leading scorer for the second game in a row. Also stepping up for the Nuggets tonight was J.J. Hickson who scored 19 points to go along with 11 boards. The Nuggets starters were solid in the game and they did not seem to struggle much with the opposing Pelicans.

Ryan Anderson led the way for the Pelicans by scoring 26 points. He was only 2 for 7 from behind the arc, but he created problems all night for the Nuggets. Austin Rivers came off the bench and scored 17 points which no one really saw coming. The starters for the Pelicans were solid as well, but were just unable to keep pace with the Nuggets high scoring offense.

The Nuggets bench pitched into the win, and Nate Roninson made an impact once again. The guard dropped 14 points and had 4 assists. He has been an asset off the bench for the Nuggets all year, and has really exceeded expectations. Up next for the Nuggs is the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Check back for a preview and coverage for Tuesday’s game here!

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