New Orleans: Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and the Denver Nuggets went on a 19-0 run spanning the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth, beating the New Orleans Hornets 96-88 on Friday night.
The Nuggets scored the last eight points of the third quarter and took the lead for the first time, 64-63 on Andre Miller's shot in the lane to start the fourth. They scored on their first five possessions of the fourth while the Hornets did not get off a shot, committing four consecutive turnovers.
Al Harrington had 14 points off the bench for the balanced Nuggets, who won their fourth in a row. Andre Miller and Arron Afflalo added 13 points, with Ty Lawson contributing 12 points and eight assists.