Nuggets top 76ers with late rally

Thaddeus Young (file photo)
The Sixers have dropped two in a row. File photo

The Denver Nuggets overcame a five-point deficit with less than 10 seconds to play Thursday night to beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-100.

His team ahead 100-98, Sixers forward Evan Turner failed to convert either of two free throws with 7.1 seconds to play in the game.

Denver’s Corey Brewer was then fouled by Damien Wilkins while attempting a three-point shot with just 2.1 seconds to go. Brewer, who scored a game-high 29 points, sank all three foul shots to give the Nuggets the one-point win.

The win was Denver’s 14th in a row. The Sixers have dropped two in a row after winning three of their prior four contests.

Wilkins lead Philadelphia with 24 points.

Former 76er Andre Iguodala, who was traded last summer in the Andrew Bynum deal, scored 13 points and pulled down four rebounds in the contest.


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