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Faried helps Nuggets rally past Jazz 101-94

  • Article by: ARNIE STAPLETON
  • Associated Press
  • April 12, 2014 - 10:40 PM

DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored 24 points and pulled down 21 rebounds Saturday night in the short-handed Denver Nuggets' 101-94 come-from-behind win over the Utah Jazz.

Randy Foye added 26 points and Evan Fornier 23 for the Nuggets, who trailed most of the night before sending Utah to its fourth straight loss and evening the season series with their rivals at two games each.

Foye's 3-pointer with 6:54 left gave Denver its first lead of the night at 77-76.

Seconds later, Fornier made the most unlikely of baskets. He was driving in to the lane when he got tripped and let go of the ball as he fell backward into the paint. The ball fluttered through the net just as he hit the floor, and his subsequent free throw put Denver on top 80-76.

Gordon Hayward led Utah with 23 points and Enes Kanter added 22 points and 14 rebounds.

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