Sports - Denver Nuggets

Jan 10, 2012 2:49 AM by Lee Douglas

Nuggets suffer rare loss at home

DENVER (AP) - Carl Landry scored 21 points, Chris Kaman added 20 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Denver Nuggets 94-81 on Monday night.

Marco Belinelli scored 19 and Jarret Jack had 13 points and nine assists for the Hornets, who lost at home to the Nuggets on Friday.

Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson had 14 points each and Rudy Fernandez added 14 for Denver, which lost at home for the first time in five games.

Denver shot just 39 percent from the field, including 35 percent on 3 pointers.

New Orleans led by eight at halftime and increased it to 15 on Kaman's layup with 7:27 left in the third. Consecutive 3s by Arron Afflalo and Lawson sparked a 10-2 Denver run, but a running jumper by Jack and a block by Emeka Okafor helped the Hornets lead 78-64 heading into the fourth.

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