Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points leading the Nuggets to a 111-103 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday.
The Nuggets were a 6-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 215.5.
Denver got 17 points from Kenneth Faried and another 14 points from Andre Iguodala. Andre Iguodala contributed 7 assists, while Kosta Koufos cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Cleveland got 26 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing cause and another 20 points from Alonzo Gee. Kyrie Irving contributed 7 assists for the Cavaliers, while Tyler Zeller had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Denver were victorious, as the score was 58-52 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 46 boards, while Cleveland only had 38.
Next game, Denver takes its act on the road to face Boston looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head home to face Minnesota.