NEW YORK — Will Barton scored 17 points to help the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 129-92 on Thursday night.
Jerami Grant added 16 and Monte Morris had 15. The Nuggets shot 56% from the field, had eight players reach double-figures and snapped a two-game losing streak.
Mitchell Robinson had 17 points and Marcus Morris Sr. and Bobby Portis each added 10 for New York. The Knicks have lost eighth straight.
Denver led by 43 points in the fourth quarter.
The Nuggets used a 17-1 run to take a 67-45 halftime lead.
Nuggets: Coach Michael Malone said the team has its highest expectations in his tenure and every game the team plays opponents are “circling us.” ... Malone added his greatest challenge will be getting Michael Porter Jr. minutes to develop going forward.
Knicks: Elfrid Payton returned to the lineup after missing the previous 17 games. ... Damyean Dotson suffered a dislocated left pinky in the second quarter.
Nuggets: At Boston on Friday night.
Knicks: Host Indiana on Saturday night.
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