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Recap - Nuggets Defeat Atlanta 118-117

Nene Hilario scored 22 points leading the Nuggets to a 118-117 victory over Atlanta at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

The Nuggets won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.

Ty Lawson had 21 points for Denver and Danilo Gallinari chipped in with 19 points. Andre Miller had 8 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenneth Faried was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Atlanta got 34 points from Joe Johnson in a losing cause and another 33 points from Josh Smith. Jeff Teague contributed 8 assists for the Hawks, while Zaza Pachulia had 13 rebounds.

The Nuggets hit the break leading 64-55 before taking care of business in the second half.

Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-39.

Denver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thunder. The Hawks will aim to get back on the winning track at Los Angeles.