Denver earned a 96-88 victory over New Orleans on Friday, getting 23 points from Danilo Gallinari at New Orleans Arena.
Denver was a favorite by 6.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 190.5.
Al Harrington had 14 points for Denver and Arron Afflalo chipped in with 13 points. Ty Lawson had 8 assists for the Nuggets, while Nene Hilario was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
New Orleans got 16 points from Greivis Vasquez in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jarrett Jack. Jarrett Jack contributed 6 assists for the Hornets, while Chris Kaman had 12 rebounds.
Denver trailed at halftime, 47-41.
Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-36.
Next game, Denver takes its act on the road to face San Antonio looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Dallas.