Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Hornets: Nuggets' 4th-Quarter Rally Leads to Win

Nick DavisContributor IIIJanuary 6, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 06:  Ty Lawson #3 of the Denver Nuggets shoots the ball over Emeka Okafor #50 of the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on January 6, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The Denver Nuggets were helped Friday night by an 11-0 run to start the fourth quarter to beat the New Orleans Hornets, 96-88.

The Nuggets were led by Danilo Gallinari, who scored 23 points in 39 minutes of play. Arron Afflalo and Andre Miller both scored 13 for the Nuggets, who are now 6-2, winning their last four games.

The Hornets were led by Greivis Vasquez, who had 16 points, and Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack, who both had 15. The Hornets fell to 2-5 and have lost their last five after starting the season with two wins. 

The Nuggets will travel to San Antonio to face the 5-2 Spurs, and the Hornets will head to Dallas to face the Mavericks before each team heads back to Denver on Monday for a rematch of Friday night's game.