Nuggets snap two-game skid and send Magic to third straight loss
Jusuf Nurkic goes 8 for 11 in 21 minutes of action for Denver. AP

DANILO Gallinari scored 21 points and Kenneth Faried had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets broke out of a two-game slump to beat the Magic, 121-113, on Saturday in Orlando (Sunday, Manila time).

The Nuggets leaned on a strong endgame, outscoring the Magic 29-18 in the last period.

The score was tied 106-all at the 5:11 mark before Gallinari sank a triple to trigger a 12-4 run and make it 118-110 with 47 seconds left in the game.   

Jusuf Nurkic made 8 of 11 field goals for 17 points. Will Barton added 16. Juan Hernangomez sank four triples for 14 markers. Nikola Jokic also scored 14 points for Denver (9-15).

Evan Fournier led Orlando with 24 points. Serge Ibaka added 22 for the Magic (10-15) which dropped its third straight game.  

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