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NBA: Denver 123, Golden State 84

April 9, 2012 at 11:58 PM

DENVER, April 9 (UPI) -- Denver's Kenneth Faired had a big night Monday with 27 points and 17 rebounds and the Nuggets stayed in the playoff picture with a 123-84 rout of Golden State.

Danilo Gallinari and Arron Afflalo each scored 15 points, while Corey Brewer and JaVale McGee added 13 apiece for the Nuggets, who held onto their one-game lead over Phoenix for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.

Also reaching double figures for Denver were Al Harrington and Ty Lawson with 10 points each.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 17 points.

Nate Robinson contributed 16 in Golden State's loss.

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