NBA: New Orleans 94, Denver 81

Jan. 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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DENVER, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Carl Landry scored 21 points and Chris Kaman added 20 points plus seven rebounds Monday to lead the New Orleans Hornets past Denver 94-81.

Marco Belinelli added 19 points for the Hornets, who snapped a six-game losing streak.

Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson both had 15 points for the Nuggets, who have dropped two consecutive contests.

New Orleans took command in the second quarter with a 13-4 run that led to a 45-35 halftime lead. Belinelli scored 16 of his 19 in the first half.

The Hornets kept up the pressure by shooting 66.7 percent from the field in the third quarter, and led by as much as 21 in the fourth.

The Nuggets shot 40.8 percent from the field and went 8-of-23 from 3-point range.

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