The Nuggets grabbed a 98-91 win over the Celtics on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Danilo Gallinari at Pepsi Center.
Bettors who backed the Nuggets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 199.5.
Denver got 18 points from Kenneth Faried and another 15 points from Arron Afflalo. Ty Lawson contributed 10 assists, while Kenneth Faried cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
Boston got 22 points from Paul Pierce in a losing cause and another 22 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo contributed 16 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett had 9 rebounds.
Denver led at halftime, 55-42.
Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-27.
Next game, Denver takes its act home to face Dallas looking for another win. For Boston, they head on the road to face Atlanta.