Hooper’s 3-pointer lifts Denver to 84-83 victory

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DENVER (AP)—Andrew Hooper hit a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left and Denver overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Seattle 84-83 Tuesday night.

Charles Garcia failed to get off a shot for the Redhawks (6-7) as time expired.

Hooper, who had five points, hit the game-winning shot after Peter Harris made only 1-of-2 free throws for Seattle.

Nate Rohnert had a career-high 34 points for Denver (9-3), which trailed 64-48 with 11:56 left. Denver has won eight straight at home.

Garcia, the nation’s sixth leading scorer, didn’t start the game because of missing a team practice but finished with 24 points in 23 minutes.

Chris Gweth added 18 points for Seattle.

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 Seattle
Charles Garcia Charles Garcia
8-17,  23 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Denver
Nate Rohnert Nate Rohnert
9-15,  34 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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