The Nuggets got a 25-point performance from Ty Lawson as Denver ran past Detroit 116-115 on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.
Denver won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 200.5.
Denver got 23 points from Arron Afflalo and another 16 points from Al Harrington. Andre Miller contributed 7 assists, while Wilson Chandler cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Detroit got 45 points from Ben Gordon in a losing cause and another 16 points from Brandon Knight. Ben Gordon contributed 8 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 11 rebounds.
The Nuggets hit the break leading 62-57 before taking care of business in the second half.
Denver had a 47-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Denver heads into a battle against the Jazz. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.