Nuggets 101, 76ers 100

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DENVER -- Corey Brewer hit three free throws with 2.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets rallied from eight down in the final 2:07 to extend their winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Brewer scored the last six points and finished with a career-high 29 as Denver, which trailed 100-95 with 14 seconds left, won its 16th straight at home.
Damien Wilkins led Philadelphia with 24 points but had his potential winning shot blocked by Anthony Randolph to preserve the Denver victory.
Jrue Holiday had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Spencer Hawes added 17 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out for the Sixers, who lost their 15th straight on the road.
The Sixers appeared to have the game won after taking a 98-90 lead with 2:07 left, but Denver rallied.
With Denver down five, Brewer hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left. After Evan Turner missed two free throws with 7.1 seconds left, the Nuggets called timeout and set up a play for Brewer. He was fouled by Wilkins on a 3-point attempt and calmly sank all three free throws.
The Nuggets were without Ty Lawson (strained right heel) and Wilson Chandler (separated left shoulder).
Lawson and Chandler have been pivotal in the winning streak, each coming up with big games to keep it alive. Chandler had 35 in the overtime win on Monday at Chicago and Lawson hit a winning shot on March 1 against Oklahoma City.
Denver struggled without the pair. A nine-point lead in the third quarter evaporated when the Sixers went on a 20-6 run to take a 66-61 lead late in the quarter. The Nuggets hurt themselves with five turnovers in the quarter.
The Nuggets seemed to right things when they took a 75-71 lead heading into the fourth, but the Sixers didn't blink. They led by as many as six midway through the quarter, and Holiday answered two free throws from Miller with a corner 3-pointer to give the Sixers a 96-90 lead.
NOTES: The Nuggets haven't just won at home. They are currently on a six-game road winning streak. ... Entering Thursday, three of Philadelphia's previous four wins were against teams with winning records. ... Chandler said he expects to miss at least the next two games but hopes to return Wednesday against San Antonio. He said when he was injured against Oklahoma City he didn't think it was too bad. "It hurt a lot, but I didn't think it was a season-ender," he said. "It's feeling a lot better." ... Denver continues to lead the league in points in the paint, a stat that impresses Sixers coach Doug Collins. "This team lives in the paint," he said. "I just watched three of their games and I think they have seven or eight games with 70 or more points in the paint. I think they're on pace to break the Lakers' record for points in the paint per game at almost 59 a game."

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