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Davis' monster night pushes Pelicans past Nuggs in close battle

Anthony Davis throws one down in an 111-107 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets Sunday.
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It seemed as though the Denver Nuggets had a third consecutive win in their grasps with a four point lead, one minute to play, and the basketball. But after a turnover, a blocked shot and two made baskets by the opposition, the Nuggs found themselves in overtime.

This is not unfamiliar territory for the Nuggs as their last four games have been decided by eight points or less. Unfortunately on this occasion the Nuggs found themselves on the losing side of their effort. Being outscored 17-13 in overtime by the New Orleans Pelicans to suffer a tough 111-107 loss.

However, this loss was not due to a lack of effort on part of the Nuggs, for six players got into double digits to the Pelicans' five. But one of those individuals happened to be All-Star power forward Anthony Davis, who went off for 32 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks; a complete game. Although Ty Lawson registered another double-double in both points and assists, his 3-for-12 shooting from the field definitely hurt the Nuggs in the long run. On the positive side, there are two Nuggets who continue to impress. As Aaron Brooks is proving to be a viable asset off the bench averaging 10.3 points and 3.6 assists in ten games with the Nuggs, while Kenneth Faried continues to dominate the boards with 22 points and 14 rebounds Sunday.

The Nuggs continue their road trip with a meeting with the Charlotte Bobcats tonight. As the Bobcats have lost four of their last six, the Nuggs should look to take advantage of a sputtering team.

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