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Nuggets handle their business, beat Charlotte at home

The Denver Nuggets are playing some pretty good ball at the moment, and that continued on Monday evening when they extended their win streak to three-games in a 121-104 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

Denver came out strong in the first quarter at Pepsi Center, outscoring Charlotte 36-25; however they saw their lead cut in the second quarter, and only took a 63-62 lead into halftime.

The Nuggets got their mojo back in the second half, and ended up winning the game by a 17-point margin.

Gary Harris led all scorers with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including going 5-for-7 from three-point land. As a team the Nuggets shot 18-of-34 form beyond the arch — this was a main factor in the team’s win on the night.

Jamal Murray and Will Barton each scored 18 points, while Nikola Jokic put up another double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

Although it was an expected win against a poor Charlotte team, it was good to see the Nuggets handle their business tonight and not get caught up in what a lot of people were calling a potential “trap game” in the schedule.

Denver will enjoy most of this week off as they head to Houston next to play the Rockets on Friday night. Houston is 38-13 on the season, which is the second best record in the Western Conference. This will be a pretty big test for the Nuggets… but they can contend with anyone way they are playing right now.

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