NEW YORK (AP) — Will Barton scored 17 points to help the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 129-92 on Thursday night.

Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets takes a shot as Marcus Morris Sr. #13 of the New York Knicks defends in the first half at Madison Square Garden on December 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jerami Grant added 16 and Monte Morris had 15. The Nuggets shot 56 percent from the field, had eight players reach double-figures and snapped a two-game losing streak.

Mitchell Robinson had 17 points and Marcus Morris Sr. and Bobby Portis each added 10 for New York. The Knicks have lost their eighth straight.

Denver led by 43 points in the fourth quarter.

The Nuggets used a 17-1 run to take a 67-45 halftime lead.


Elfrid Payton returned to the lineup after missing the previous 17 games. Damyean Dotson suffered a dislocated left pinky in the second quarter.


The Knicks host Indiana on Saturday night.

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