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                    === Faried, Nuggets rally past Magic ===
 
 Denver,  CO (Sports Network) - Kenneth Faried scored 19 points and pulled down
 19 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets edge the Orlando Magic, 108-105, at the
 Pepsi Center on Wednesday night.
 
 Ty  Lawson had 19 points and eight assists, Andre Miller donated 18 points and
 Danilo  Gallinari  chipped in with 15  points, eight rebounds and four assists
 for the Nuggets, who have won three straight.
 
 Jameer  Nelson  poured in 20  points to go with  eight assists and J.J. Redick
 added 17 points off the bench for the Magic, losers in 10 straight.
 
 Andrew  Nicholson and  Arron Afflalo  scored  12 points  apiece, DeQuan  Jones
 added  11  and Nikola Vucevic  recorded a double-double  with 10 points and 14
 boards in the setback.
 
 "It's  10 games in a row. I don't know what else to say except we have to play
 better and win," Afflalo said.
 
 Josh  McRoberts' layup with 9 1/2 minutes left gave Orlando an 83-75 lead, but
 Denver  was  able to cut it  to 87-83 just  over two minutes later following a
 Faried slam.
 
 Nelson buried a triple to put the Magic up 94-87, but Andre Iguodala countered
 with a 3-ball of his own to make it a four-point game.
 
 Faired  scored the  game's next three points to pull the Nuggets within 94-93,
 and  a pair  of  Miller free  throws  gave  Denver its  first  lead since  the
 seven-minute mark in the third.
 
 The  teams traded  blows until Nelson converted three free throws after he was
 fouled attempting a trey to put Orlando up 99-97 with just under 2 1/2 minutes
 remaining.  Iguodala,  though, found Faried  for an  alley-oop to tie the game
 moments later.
 
 After both sides went nearly a minute without a basket, Lawson's layup put the
 Nuggets up for good.
 
 Lawson took the ball on the right wing, took one dribble to his left then spun
 toward  the baseline to shake his defender and dropped it in as he was fouled.
 Lawson sunk the subsequent free throw to put Denver ahead 102-99.
 
 McRoberts  found  Redick on a backdoor  cut, but Redick's layup rolled off the
 rim.  After the  ball was knocked out  of bounds on the ensuing possession the
 Nuggets ran a brilliant inbounds play to take a 104-99 lead.
 
 Gallinari  set a  pick for  Iguodala  on the  left block,  then turned  toward
 Miller, who found Gallinari all alone for a thunderous dunk.
 
 Afflalo  buried a 3-ball to pull the Magic within 104-102, but Iguodala's lay-
 in  with 19.2  ticks left  gave the  Nuggets a  106-102 advantage.  Lawson and
 Brewer  each split a pair free throws for a 108-103 lead and Maurice Harkless'
 layup at the buzzer accounted for the final margin.
 
 "We need these types of wins where we have to grind it out," said Iguodala.
 
 Orlando  lead 30-22  after the first 12  minutes, but the Nuggets were able to
 cut it to 55-53 at the break. The Magic outscored Denver 22-17 in the third to
 take a 77-70 lead into the fourth.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Denver  outscored  Orlando by  a 68-52 margin  in the paint  and had 25 second
 chance points while holding the Magic to 14 points on second opportunities ...
 The Nuggets missed 14 free throws (22-for-36), but still made 13 more than the
 Magic, who went 9-for-10 from the stripe ... Denver set an NBA season low with
 seven personal fouls.
 
 
 01/10 01:30:04 ET