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Landry scores 21 as Hornets beat the Nuggets

Updated: 10 January 2012 15:20 IST

Carl Landry scored 21 points, Chris Kaman added 20 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Denver Nuggets 94-81 on Monday night.

Landry scores 21 as Hornets beat the Nuggets

Denver:

Carl Landry scored 21 points, Chris Kaman added 20 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Denver Nuggets 94-81 on Monday night.

Marco Belinelli scored 19 and Jarret Jack had 13 points and nine assists for the Hornets, who avenged a home loss to the Nuggets on Friday.

Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson had 14 points each and Rudy Fernandez added 14 for Denver, which lost at home for the first time in five games.

Denver shot just 39 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the 3-point line.

New Orleans led by eight at halftime and increased it to 15 on Kaman's layup with 7:27 left in the third. Consecutive 3-pointers by Arron Afflalo and Lawson sparked a 10-2 Denver run, but a running jumper by Jack and a block by Emeka Okafur helped the Hornets lead 78-64 heading into the fourth.

Denver never threatened in the final 12 minutes.



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