Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/4/12
DENVER -- What looked like a rout turned into a grind. Cruising with a 17-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, the Denver Nuggets looked as if they would stroll to a victory. Instead they had to sweat out a 113-110 win over the Toronto Raptors, who nearly pulled out an unlikely victory. "We stopped making shots, they started making shots," Nuggets forward Corey Brewer said. "NBA teams are going to make runs, and they made their run late." Brewer had 19 points, and JaVale McGee added 17 points and five blocked shots for the Nuggets, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who also got 10 points and 10 boards from Kosta Koufos. Denver led 103-86 midway through the fourth when Toronto came alive. Kyle Lowry, who led the Raptors with 24 points, scored 12 in the final period and powered the rally. He scored on a three-point play, Terrence Ross had a fast-break dunk and Andrea Bargnani hit a reverse layup a...
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