Gallinari helps Nuggets hang on for 95-92 win over Hornets
DENVER (AP) Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points, rookie Emmanuel Mudiay added 11 in his first game in a month and the Denver Nuggets held on to beat Charlotte 95-92 on Sunday night, extending the Hornets' losing streak to seven games.
The Nuggets didn't score over the final 4:17 but squeaked out the win after Nicolas Batum's shot at the buzzer clanged off the side of the rim.
Mudiay was back on the court after missing 14 games with a sprained right ankle. The Nuggets needed him, too, with Jameer Nelson out after straining his left hip flexor. Denver also was missing forward Kenneth Faried following the birth of his daughter.