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Nuggs win two in a row thanks to Faried's career night

Kenneth Faried dunks the basketball in 119-80 loss to the Indiana Pacers in early February.
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Yes it's true, the Denver Nuggets have won two in a row. In last night's 134-126 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Nuggs demonstrated that they're getting back on track.

The star of last night's performance was no doubt Kenneth Faried, as he put up a career high in points with 32, to accompany his 13 rebounds. With every starter for the Nuggs bursting into double digits, it was a collective effort that led to a second consecutive victory in Denver. Ty Lawson played Robin to Faried's Batman-like performance as he contributed 30 points to go along with his astounding 17 assists, tying a season high in assists for the star point guard.

And for a second consecutive game the Nuggs put up 40+ points in the first quarter on their way to a high scoring victory. As 134 is the second most points the Nuggs have scored all season, second only to a prior meeting with the Lake Show back in January.

The Nuggs have a tough five-game road trip ahead, finishing off their trip against the defending NBA champs in Miami, and then traveling to Atlanta before returning home to face the Los Angeles Clippers. Truthfully, the Nuggs should win their next three away games against the New Orleans Pelicans (25-37), Charlotte Bobcats (29-33) and Orlando Magic (19-44). However, the rest of the season will be no walk in the park.

After the Nuggs face a few teams at the bottom of the pack, their final schedule is one of the toughest in the league. As the combined win percentage of their final 18 opponents is 57 percent. Let's just hope the Nuggs can take this small roll they've been on recently on the road and ride it out for the rest of the season. Or they could just tank the rest of the season and hope for a high draft pick this summer. What do you think they should do?

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