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The Nuggets extended their franchise-record winning streak to 15 games, and the team’s depth was on full display this week as bench players played key roles in all 4 victories. Wilson Chandler scored a game high 35 points to go with 9 rebounds and 4 assists in an overtime win in Chicago. Andre Miller celebrated his 37th birthday the next night, helping the Nuggets cruise to a win over the Thunder. With Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler sitting out with injuries, the Nuggets looked to be on their way to defeat against Philadelphia, but Corey Brewer finished off a career high 29 points with a late three pointer and three free throws to complete a 101-100 comeback victory. Julyan Stone, in his first NBA game since January, provided a spark on both defense and offense to help the Nuggets get past the Kings.
Record this week: 4-0 (2-0 home, 2-0 road)
Current record and standings: 49-22, third seed in the Western Conference, 0.5 games ahead of the Clippers and 1 game ahead of the Grizzlies
Upcoming games: Monday at New Orleans, Wednesday at San Antonio, Friday vs Brooklyn