Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/21/12
Ty Lawson piled up 29 points and 10 assists to lead six players in double figures as visiting Denver clinched a playoff berth Saturday with a 118-107 victory over Phoenix, which dropped out of the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.Kenneth Faried collected 18 points and 13 rebounds and Arron Afflalo scored 19 for the Nuggets, who still have a shot at the No. 6 seed in the West.The Suns (33-31) dropped one-half game behind the Utah Jazz (33-30), who play later Saturday. Phoenix, which visits Utah on Tuesday, owns the tiebreaker over the Jazz.Denver made its move in the third quarter on Saturday, opening the frame with a 23-6 burst to jump on top, 83-64. Lawson hit three 3-pointers during the burst and Danilo Gallinari added five points and a pair of assists.After shooting 54 percent in the first half, the Suns slumped to 37.5 percent (9 for 24) in the third quarter.Phoenix cut it to a 10-point deficit with 4:41 left in the fourth but Lawson responded with a driving layup and assist...
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