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The Denver Nuggets defeated the Chicago Bulls, 128-96, on Thursday.
The Denver Nuggets used a big third quarter to capture a 128-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. While the Chicago came in as the team known for its defense, it was the Nuggets who outscored the Bulls, 37-16, coming out of halftime to blow the game wide open. It was the most points the Bulls have allowed since Tom Thibodeau has become head coach.
Wilson Chandler led by Nuggets by finishing with 24 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field. Chandler was one of six Denver scorers in double-figures. Kenneth Faried added 21 points and 12 rebounds on 9-of-10 shooting, while Ty Lawson contributed 16 points and 12 assists.
Carlos Boozer paced Chicago's offense throughout the night, finishing with 18 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field. Nate Robinson (14 points) sparked a Chicago run in the second quarter to cut Chicago's deficit to three by halftime.
The Nuggets improve to 32-18 with the victory, while Chicago falls to 29-20.