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DENVER -- Denvers deep roster just keeps the Nuggets rolling. Kenneth Faried had 17 points and nine rebounds, Randy Foye and Evan Fournier scored 18 points apiece, and Denver had seven players score at least 13 points in a 120-94 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Quincy Miller had 16 points and 11 rebounds -- both career highs -- and J.J. Hickson had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won five straight after losing eight in a row. "I think theyre handling it well right now," coach Brian Shaw said of the winning streak. "Theyre staying hungry and staying active. Our defence is off the charts. We dont seem to be getting too full of ourselves. " The Nuggets have scored at least 120 points three times in the five-game winning streak, and theyve done it despite attrition to their deep roster. First, Andre Miller was excused from the team after yelling at Shaw during a loss to Philadelphia on Jan. 1. Since then, forward Wilson Chandler (left groin strain) and Anthony Randolph (sprained left ankle) have gone down. The Nuggets have answered the adversity with a renewed focus. "What happened with Andre, everybody realized we have to get together to win games," Fournier said. Other players have stepped up, and Saturday it was Quincy Millers turn. The second-year pro looked comfortable in his second start, two nights after checking NBA leading scorer Kevin Durant. "That helped me a lot," Miller said. "KD is one of the best scorers ever and I held him to 30 after he scored 48." Miller has impressed Shaw with his defence more than his offence, and with his ability to respond to playing time. "Hes getting opportunities and hes making the most of it," Shaw said. "He is getting more and more confident the more time that he gets out there on the floor. This is great for him." Tobias Harris had 22 points and nine rebounds and Glen Davis scored 20 points for the Magic, who have dropped seven straight. The Magic have lost the first four games on their five-game Western Conference road trip. They havent scored 100 points in the last seven games, and things got tougher with the absence of leading scorer Arron Afflalo. Afflalo, who played four seasons in Denver before being dealt to Orlando in the summer of 2012, strained his right foot in Fridays loss to Sacramento. He entered Pepsi Center wearing a walking boot, depriving Orlando of much-needed offence. "Its real frustrating just because weve been losing," Harris said. "A lot of our guys are hurt right now. We have to stay together as a team. Stay positive." Without Afflalo, the Magic didnt have enough firepower to match the suddenly rolling Nuggets. It was apparent from the start. Denver jumped out to a 34-19 lead in the first quarter with a 14-2 run. Ty Lawson and Fournier hit consecutive 3-pointers to push the advantage to double digits. The Nuggets used a 10-2 run in the second quarter to go up 56-33. Orlando got within 15 twice, but Foye made it 69-47 at halftime. Davis hit two early buckets in the third quarter to get the Magic within 16, but Foyes 3-pointer made it 81-60 and Hicksons hook shot gave the Nuggets an 86-60 lead with 4:20 to go in the period. "It was a challenge the entire night," Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn said. "Their ability to get downhill and get in transition provided problems for us." Bad went to worse when guard Jameer Nelson left the game in the second half with a hand injury and didnt return. "Well mend our bodies tomorrow and be ready for Dallas," Vaughn said. Denver led 92-66 heading into the fourth. With most of the starters on the bench for fourth, Denver led by as many as 36 points in the quarter. NOTES: Chandler missed his second straight game. ... 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Justin Faulk Jersey . - PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau shot a 9-under 63 at Del Monte and had a two-stroke lead over Billy Andrade and Lee Janzen of the Champions Tour after Thursdays opening round of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.VANCOUVER -- Carl Robinsons message was clear enough: Respect your opponents, but dont fear them. Even though the Vancouver Whitecaps (5-2-5) will be playing in a hostile environment at PPL Park, the team will carry a swagger into its Major League Soccer road game Saturday against the Philadelphia Union (3-7-5). "No game is easy," Robinson said earlier this week after the Whitecaps practised at the University of British Columbia. "There is no fear on this squad because they are playing well. "We will make them aware of how good Philadelphia are, because they are a good team. They havent picked up the results they probably want recently. .... But my players will never play with fear as long as Im here. Its important they go out and enjoy themselves. If they enjoy themselves they express themselves. If they express themselves, we play with a freedom and I think you can see an excitement in their football." The Whitecaps looked to be enjoying themselves in their final practice before leaving for Philadelphia. Several players engaged in a water fight which ended with English midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker emptying a cooler of ice water on Ghanian midfielder Gershon Koffie. Robinson looked on with a smile. The Whitecaps have earned the right to feel good about themselves. Their record gives them 20 points, good enough for fourth place in the Western Conference. Vancouver is coming off a 4-3 road victory over the Portland Timber last weekend, the first time the Whitecaps have beaten their Cascadia rivals in MLS play. Vancouver is unbeaten in six MLS games (3-0-3). The Whitecaps have scored 14 goals during that span, and only once managed fewer than two in a game. Vancouver also has two wins and a tie in their last three road games. While things are good, they could be better. The Whitecaps were up 4-1 against Portland but had to hold onto the victory. Vancouver has also allowed 11 goals over the last six games. "I think we can go to another level," said Robinson. "We have to tidy up a few things (defensively). We have to make sure we get back to basics on that and we will, without losing our attacking edge." The Union have struggled this season. They sit eighth in the Eastern Conference with 14 points but snapped a two-game losing skid with a 3-0 win over Chivas USA last weekend. Sebastien Le Toux, the French forward who has missed the last two Philadelphia matches with an injury, believes the team can still turn its seasoon around.dddddddddddd "I think its important to stay positive and keep working hard all the time," Le Toux, who could be in the lineup against Vancouver, told the Union website. "We havent had the type of start we were hoping for. "We just need to keep working and get this going in a good direction. We need to work as hard as we possibly can. We just have to find ways to do it on the field. I know we have the guys in here who can do it and we have be determined." One of the Whitecaps enjoying a breakout season is Erik Hurtado. The 23-year-old midfielder/forward scored once against Portland and drew a foul to set up another goal on a penalty kick. He also has scored a goal in the last four of Vancouvers games. Drafted fifth overall in last years MLS SuperDraft, the native of Fredericksburg, Va., struggled during his rookie season. He had speed to burn but sometimes looked like an unguided missile. He also had a heavy second touch on the ball. This year Hurtados play is more directed. Hes able to get open and can feather passes to his teammates. "Im more mature as a player," Hurtado said. "Ive learned in the centre-forward role how to move off the ball, how to get the ball in good places with space to turn, how to play off the defenders back, what runs to make." Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit said Hurtados game is evolving. "Everyone has seen his raw talent over the last year," said DeMerit. "Now hes staring to rein that in a little bit more. "Hes starting to figure out what hes good at and what he can hurt defenders with. When he was able to figure that out, and control his game a little bit more, hes consistently got better." The game against the Union will be the Whitecaps last before the MLS breaks for the World Cup in Brazil. It will also be Vancouvers third road match in four games. DeMerit expects a physical match. "They are a fairly big team," he said. "You might have to do some set pieces and make sure we are tight there. "Its a long way from home so we have to make sure we are up and ready for it and start the game right. A lot of times in these away games . . . sometimes you start a little flat. I think for us its about making sure that doesnt happen, make sure we are ready from the whistle to do combat in our style of game. When weve been able to do that, home or away, we have seemed to get the right results, so that has to continue." Cheap Jerseys 2019 China NFL Gear Wholesale NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL White Jerseys China NFL Gear ' ' '

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