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Babbitt leads Pelicans past Nuggets 101-95

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago April 01, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Friday, April 01 2016 April 01, 2016 8:56 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New Orleans (AP) - Luke Babbitt scored 22 points and Tim Frazier had 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading the injury-riddled New Orleans Pelicans past the Denver Nuggets 101-95 on Thursday night.

Babbitt had 10 of the Pelicans' first 12 points and scored on a driving layup with 2:08 left to give them a 94-89 lead. After Denver cut the deficit to 94-91, Babbitt hit two free throws and Frazier sank a 3-pointer to seal the game.

New Orleans took the lead for good, 81-80, on Frazier's high-arching shot early in the fourth quarter. He then scored six points on a three-point play and 3-pointer to give the Pelicans a 92-84 advantage.

Toney Douglas added 20 points and a season-high 10 assists for New Orleans.

Darrell Arthur tied a career high with 24 points for Denver, who are on the verge of being eliminated from the Western Conference playoff picture.

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