Mar 14, 2011 11:46 PM by Lee Douglas
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ty Lawson scored 23 points and the Denver Nuggets combined for 17 3-pointers in a 114-103 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night.
Raymond Felton added 22 points, hitting six 3s for Denver, while J.R. Smith hit five 3s and finished with 18 points.
Denver made 17 of 29 3-pointers to build a 23-point lead Wilson Chandler's 3 made it 91-68 in the third quarter. Chandler hit four 3s and finished with 21 points.
The Nuggets were just short of the season high of 18 they set one game earlier in a victory over Detroit.
Chris Paul had 27 points and 10 assists for the Hornets.
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