Wilson Chandler scored 21 points, Ty Lawson had 20 points, and the Nuggets snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Mavericks 115-110 on Wednesday night.
Ty Lawson had 19 points, Nate Robinson scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, and the Nuggets beat Dallas 110-96 on Monday, their second win over the Mavs in three days.
Samuel Dalembert of the Mavs overslept during Monday’s shootaround, was benched to start, and may have set a tone for the team’s first home loss of the year.
Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks has moved past Brooklyn’s Kevin Garnett on the NBA’s scoring list, at least for now. Dirk now sits in 14th place on the all-time list.
Less than a month after winning the NBA’s Coach of the Year award, Karl’s tenure with the Nuggets is over after 8½ seasons. His departure comes shortly after Masai Ujiri, the league’s executive of the year, left to become GM of the Toronto Raptors.
Team President Josh Kroenke confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that Karl’s tenure was over just weeks after he was named the NBA’s coach of the year.
Danilo Gallinari says he will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on his left knee next week and is hoping to be back on the court for the Denver Nuggets around February.
George Karl is the NBA’s Coach of the Year after leading the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins this season.
Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets is not something the point guard could say for sure.
The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.
O.J. Mayo had Denver beat with a tie-breaking 3-pointer late in regulation.
Corey Brewer scored 23 points and got a hand on Anthony Morrow’s last-second shot to preserve the 19th straight Nuggets home win, 95-94 over the Mavericks on Thursday night.