Nurkic's 17 points rallies Nuggets over Wizards, 116-100
DENVER (AP) Jusuf Nurkic scored all of his season-high 17 points in the second half and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 116-100 on Saturday night.
Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin and Darrell Arthur also scored 17 points and Will Barton finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets outscored Washington 41-17 in the final 12 minutes to win their fourth straight for the first time this season.
John Wall had 19 points and 11 assists, and Otto Porter scored 21 points for the Wizards, who have lost five straight.
Nurkic missed the first 33 games after having offseason surgery on his left knee. He played in 19 games starting Jan. 2 but scored in double figures in just three.
After sitting for eight games, he played sparingly Thursday before breaking out in the second half against Washington.