In Cleveland, Nuggets remain on a roll

The Nuggets' Andre Iguodala soars for a slam. The former Sixer scored 14 points in Denver's win at Cleveland.
The Nuggets' Andre Iguodala soars for a slam. The former Sixer scored 14 points in Denver's win at Cleveland. (AP)
Posted: February 10, 2013

The Denver Nuggets won their ninth straight game with a 111-103 victory Saturday night over the Cavaliers in Cleveland.

The Nuggets, who have won 15 of 17, are on their longest winning streak since posting 10 straight victories in 2005.

Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 19 points, and Kenneth Faried added 17.

Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 26 points, but was plagued by foul trouble. The all-star guard picked up his fourth foul with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and went to the bench with the Nuggets leading by 72-61. Irving returned to start the fourth quarter with Denver ahead, 84-73. He scored 12 points in the period, but Cleveland's rally fell short.

The loss ended Cleveland's three-game winning streak that matched a season high. The Cavaliers haven't won four games in a row since March 17-24, 2010, which was LeBron James' final campaign with the franchise.

Elsewhere: Charlie Villanueva hit a three-pointer with 9.7 seconds left and Rodney Stuckey sealed the win with two free throws as the Detroit Pistons beat the Bucks, 105-100, in Milwaukee.

In Dallas, Shawn Marion had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mavericks to a 116-91 triumph over the Golden State Warriors. The Mavericks scored 15 points above their average despite Dirk Nowitzki's shooting just 3 of 12 from the floor.

- Associated Press

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