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Arron Afflalo scores 19 as Denver Nuggets down Charlotte Bobcats 99-88

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 2:59 p.m. MDT

Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl directs his team against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 30, 2012.  (Chuck Burton, Associated Press) Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl directs his team against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 30, 2012. (Chuck Burton, Associated Press)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Arron Afflalo scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets held off the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Friday night.

The Nuggets entered in a three-way tie for seventh place in the Western Conference standings with Houston and Utah and in need of a victory against the worst team in the league. Both the Rockets and Jazz were also in action Friday night.

They got it behind a balanced effort as Ty Lawson had 14 points and 10 assists, while Corey Brewer added 17 points off the bench on 7-for-11 shooting, and Kenneth Faried had 12 points.

Gerald Henderson had 21 points to lead the Bobcats, who have lost six straight games and remain the only team in the league with fewer than 10 victories.

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