Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/17/13
DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala. Their opponent in the first round wasn't yet determined. All they knew for sure after the buzzer was that they'll start the playoffs at home,where they've won a franchise-best 23 straight games to finish with the league's best home mark at 38-3, eclipsing the old record of 36-5 set in 1976-77, their first year in the NBA. They also won a franchise-record 57 games overall, besting the 54-win seasons of 1987-88 and 2008-09. Luis Scola's 17 points and 11 rebounds led the Suns, who wrapped up the second-worst season in franchise history with a mark of 25-57, the worst in the West. The only one that was worse for the Suns was their inaugural NBA season in 1968-69, when they went 16-66. The Nuggets have won 40 of 50 this calendar year, putting coach George Karl and vice presi...
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