Denver Nuggets close perfect road trip with win over Charlotte Hornets | NBA News – Times of India

Denver Nuggets close perfect road trip with win over Charlotte Hornets | NBA News - Times of India

New Delhi: The Denver Nuggets Extending their hot streak with a 3-0 record on the road trip, Charlotte posted a 102-95 victory over the Hornets. Michael Porter Jr led by Nuggets With 22 points, while Jamal Murray Added 20 points, contributing to Denver’s seventh win in last eight games.
Nikola Jokic Played a key role for the Nuggets, recording 18 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. Aaron Gordon Also contributed 14 points, and Murray showed his versatility with 12 rebounds. The Nuggets got key contributions from the bench, with Christian Brown scoring 11 points and Julian Strather An increase of 10

Despite the Hornets’ efforts, including 22 points Mile bridgeWith 20 points from PJ Washington and 19 from Nick Smith Jr., they couldn’t snap their seven-game losing streak. Charlotte Struggled from beyond the arc, making just 8 of 28 three-point attempts.
The turning point in the game came in the third quarter when the Nuggets overcame a halftime deficit and outscored the Hornets 30-9. Although Charlotte made a late push in the fourth quarter, Denver’s defense held strong, limiting the Hornets to just one point in the final 3:23.
The victory set up a Christmas Day showdown for the Nuggets against the Golden State Warriors, giving Denver a chance to continue its impressive run.
(with input from Reuters)

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