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Koufos-led Nuggets beat Suns for 9th straight win

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Koufos-led Nuggets beat Suns for 9th straight win

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Denver Nuggets' Kosta Koufos (41) dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball …

PHOENIX (AP) -- Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

Corey Brewer added 20 points and Ty Lawson 19 as the Nuggets matched their longest winning streak of the season.

Denver dominated points in the paint 74-32, including an assortment of soaring dunks.

Wesley Johnson scored 18 and Marcus Morris 16 for the Suns. Hamed Haddadi scored a career-high 13 for Phoenix.

The Nuggets return home to face the Knicks on Wednesday night in Carmelo Anthony's first game in Denver since leaving for New York.

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