Nate Robinson scored 14 points off of the bench and Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson scored 12 points apiece.
Ryan Anderson continues to play at high, all-star type level. He finished with a game-high 26 points and six rebounds. Second-year guard Austin Rivers had one of the best games of his young career, scoring 17 points on five-of-nine shooting.
Both teams struggled shooting the ball throughout the night. The Pelicans shot 43.5% from the field (37-of-85) , 29.2% from beyond the arc (seven-of-24) and 63.2% from the charity stripe (12-of-19). The Nuggets actually posted the exact same numbers from the field and from three, but hit 75.0% of their free throws and got to the line nine more times (21-of-28), making the difference in the game.
The Nuggets, who will host the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday, are now 14-9 while the Pelicans are 11-11. They’ll be in Golden State to take on the Warriors Tuesday.