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Gallinari leads Nuggets past 76ers 108-105

Posted at 9:31 PM, Dec 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-05 23:31:17-05

Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points, including the go-ahead slam dunk with under a minute remaining, to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 108-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

Will Barton added 16 points for the Nuggets, who ended a five-game road trip by winning their second straight after snapping an eight-game skid on Thursday.

Robert Covington scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan had 15 for Philadelphia, which dropped to 1-20.

Philadelphia rookie Jahil Okafor sat out the second of a two-game suspension imposed by the team on Wednesday after the release of a second video from a nightclub fight in Boston on Nov. 25.

The Nuggets trailed for the entire second half before Jameer Nelson tied the game at 102 with 1:26 remaining with a 19-foot stepback jumper. After Canaan missed a drive on the 76ers' ensuing possession, Nelson went baseline and set up Gallinari for an easy dunk to make it 104-102 with 47.9 seconds remaining.

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