Nuggets tame Bulls for eighth straight win

Fri Feb 8, 2013 3:07am EST
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(Reuters) - The Denver Nuggets rolled to their eighth successive win with a 128-96 demolition of the Chicago Bulls at home on Thursday.

Denver improved to 32-18 on the season with victory over the Bulls (29-20), who were blown away by a third-quarter blitz.

Leading by just five at halftime, the home side posted 37 points in the third term while holding the Bulls to just 16, ending the game as a contest.

Wilson Chandler led the way from the bench for the Nuggets with 24 points, including 5-for-5 from three-point range, while Kenneth Faried added 21 points and 12 rebounds.

"Most of our offense was created by good defensive plays," Denver coach George Karl said.

"Wilson got the three-ball in the game for us, Kenneth had that great energy and we were an unselfish team. Wilson and Kenneth... what a performance."

For Faried, his team's latest impressive display represented a message to the rest of the NBA.

"Playing against a good Chicago Bulls team, this was our best game of the season," Faried told reporters.

"We are getting out there and we tried to make a statement tonight.   Continued...