Brook Lopez stars as Nets survive late Nuggets rally to snap three-game skid
Brooklyn center Brook Lopez plays 33 minutes, making 7 of 17 field goal attempts. AP

BROOK Lopez had 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists as the Nets survived a late rally from the Denver Nuggets, 116-111, on Wednesday in Brooklyn (Thursday, Manila time) to end a three-game losing streak.

The Nets led from start to finish but Denver staged a comeback in the fourth quarter behind Wilson Chandler who sank one of his six triples to cut the lead 111-109 with 16 seconds left.

Denver started fouling the Nets who made five out of six free throws to preserve their win.   

Sean Kilpatrick scored 22 points on 6 for 10 shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic added 19. Trevor Booker had 15 points and 12 rebounds while Isaiah Whitehead ended with 14 points for the Nets who are now have a 6-15 record.

Wilson Chandler sank six triples en route to 27 points and 15 rebounds for the Nuggets who absorbed lost their 15th loss in 23 games.

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