CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Arron Afflalo scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets held off the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Friday night.
The Nuggets entered in a three-way tie for seventh place in the Western Conference standings with Houston and Utah and in need of a victory against the worst team in the league. Both the Rockets and Jazz were also in action Friday night.
They got it behind a balanced effort as Ty Lawson had 14 points and 10 assists, while Corey Brewer added 17 points off the bench on 7-for-11 shooting, and Kenneth Faried had 12 points.
Gerald Henderson had 21 points to lead the Bobcats, who have lost six straight games and remain the only team in the league with fewer than 10 victories.
Corey Maggette had 19 points and six rebounds before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a strained right Achilles. He did not return.
Bobcats coach Paul Silas said Maggette is out at least a week and will not trave...