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Brewer scores 24 for Nuggets in preseason opener

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Brewer scores 24 for Nuggets in preseason opener
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Denver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer, top, shoots over San Antonio Spurs', from left, Josh Powell, Gary …

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Corey Brewer scored 24 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 97-91 Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Danilo Gallinari added 19 points, Andre Iguodala had 11 and JaVale McGee scored 10.

Tim Duncan went 8 for 11 from the field in leading the Spurs with 21 points in 25 minutes at the AT&T Center. Gary Neal added 19 points and Stephen Jackson 13.

Tied at 45 after the first half, the Nuggets went on a 10-0 run in the opening minutes of the third quarter to capture a 57-47 lead. McGee had a pair of one-handed dunks and blocked a layup attempt by Boris Diaw in the run.

The Spurs emptied their bench with 4 minutes left in the third quarter.

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