WILSON CHANDLER scored 17 points, Nate Robinson added 16, and Kenneth Faried had a key block and transition dunk with 33 seconds left to lift the visiting Denver Nuggets to 75-74 victory over the Washington Wizards last night.
Washington had three possessions after Faried put Denver ahead, but John Wall missed a layup, Trevor Ariza missed a three-pointer, Chandler blocked a layup try by Garrett Temple, and Robinson stripped the ball from Wall in the closing seconds.
Chandler also had eight rebounds to help the Nuggets rally from 12 points down in the second half, and Robinson helped the Denver reserves outscore their depleted Washington counterparts, 34-5.
Wall finished with 20 points and eight assists, Marcin Gortat scored 16 points, and Trevor Booker added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards.
The Wizards announced during the game that forward Al Harrington underwent surgery to remove particles from his right knee and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks. Washington also disclosed that top scorer Bradley Beal has been cleared to increase basketball activities. The second-year guard, who missed his seventh straight game, has been out with a stress injury to his left fibula.
* At Charlotte, Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Bobcats ruined Stephen Curry's homecoming with a 115-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Curry, a Charlotte native, overcame a slow start to finish with a season-high 43 points, 32 in the second half. Gerald Henderson had 24 points for the Bobcats (10-11), who won their second straight game.
* At Memphis, Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Jon Leuer added 16 points and a career-best 12 boards to lead the short-handed Memphis over Orlando, 94-85.