Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14
DENVER -- A year ago the Denver Nuggets watched Kyrie Irving carve them up on their home court. Friday, the Cleveland guard got out of his sick bed and almost delivered an encore performance. Irving had a game-high 28 points before faltering down the stretch as the Nuggets escaped with a 98-91 win over the Cavaliers. Danilo Gallinari had 23 points and hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute and Kosta Koufos scored a career-high 21 points for the Nuggets, who overcame another slow start to win their fourth in a row. "We've had some opponents whose record would say you don't have to come fired up," said Andre Iguodala, who had 13 points and 11 rebounds. "Being a young team it doesn't settle in until you've been bitten a few times." It was the second straight game Denver stumbled early before rallying to beat a sub-.500 team at home. The Nuggets rallied to beat Orlando on Wednesday and needed late heroics Friday to beat the 9-29 Cavaliers. ...
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