Arron Afflalo scored 28 points, Al Harrington had 20 and the Denver Nuggets pulled away for a 110-97 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday.
Nene added 12 points and Ty Lawson had 11 points to go with 10 assists for the Nuggets, who have won five of six since the All-Star break.
Lance Thomas scored 18 points to lead the Hornets, who lost their fourth in a row.
Jarret Jack added 17 points and Xavier Henry and Marco Belinelli had 12 points apiece for New Orleans.
Locked in a tight game most of the way, the Nuggets used a 10-2 run to pull out to their biggest lead to that point, 74-63 with 2:58 left in the third period.
Harrington scored five points in the run, including driving the lane for a dunk and Afflalo finished it off with a 3-pointer.