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Andrea Bargnani scored 26 points, Jose Calderon had 10 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped a nine-game losing streak against Denver, beating the Nuggets 105-96 Wednesday night. Toronto's two former Nuggets had big games. Gary Forbes had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Linas Kleiza scored 15 points. DeMar DeRozan added 17 points as the Raptors beat Denver for the first time since March 23, 2007. Ty Lawson had 26 points and nine assists, Arron Afflalo scored 13 and Wilson Chandler had 13 for the Nuggets, who came in 13-1 against Eastern Conference opponents this season. Denver's only other loss to an Eastern team was a 100-99 home loss to Cleveland on March 7. Al Harrington scored 10 points and Kenneth Faried had 10 for the Nuggets, who took a six-point lead in the final quarter but couldn't hold on, largely because of a poor shooting performance. Denver made just three of 20 attempts in the fourth. Andre Miller's layup gave Denver a 94-88 lead with 8:28 remaining, but Ben Uzoh made a driving layup, Forbes hit a 3 and Bargnani made a fadeaway jumper to give the Raptors a 95-94 lead with 5:30 left, forcing Denver to call timeout. After a missed jumper by Chandler, Bargnani hit a 3 with the shot clock winding down, putting Toronto up 98-94 with 4:50 left Afflalo and Bargnani each made a pair of free throws before Bargnani hit a 3 from the top, extending Toronto's lead to 103-96 with 2:35 to go. Needing just two points to set a season-high, Lawson was held scoreless in the fourth, missing four shots. Toronto, which had lost five of six, snapped a two-game losing streak. Bargnani scored 10 points in the opening quarter as the Raptors scored the first seven points of the game and led 27-22 after one. The Italian added six more in the second, passing 6,000 career points in the process, and Kleiza hit a buzzer-beating 3 as Toronto overcame 10 points from Lawson to take a 55-53 lead at the half. The Raptors were unable to hold their advantage through the third. Chandler's layup tied it at 63-63 with 8:44 left in the quarter, sparking a 12-4 run by Denver over the next three minutes that was capped by huge dunks from Faried and JaVale McGee. Lawson scored 16 points in the third but DeRozan had 11 to keep the Raptors in it, and the teams went to the fourth tied 85-85. NOTES: DeRozan returned after missing the previous two games with a sore left ankle. ... Kleiza started for Toronto because James Johnson was sidelined with an upper respiratory infection. ... Raptors G Jerryd Bayless is expected to miss the remainder of the season after an MRI Tuesday revealed a partial tear in his left side. ... Uzoh made his Raptors debut one day after being signed to a 10-day contract. ... Toronto coach Dwane Casey's first NBA job was as an assistant to current Nuggets coach George Karl with the Seattle SuperSonics.
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