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  • May 25, 2017 8:00 AM BST

    DENVER - This time, the Denver Nuggets didnt let the Phoenix Suns run free up and down the court. Michael Roberts Lions Jersey .Arron Afflalo led seven Nuggets in double figures with 22 points, and Denvers defence stiffened in a 122-97 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.Timofey Mozgov added 13 points as the Nuggets snapped a five-game losing streak to the Suns, who took the first of their home and home series on Wednesday after sweeping four meetings between the teams last season.Eric Bledsoe had 16 points to lead Phoenix, which had an off night shooting in the face of Denvers defensive pressure. The Suns connected on 38.8 per cent of their shots from the field after hitting 51.1 per cent in its runaway 120-112 win two nights ago.Flat out, defence was the difference, said J.J. Hickson, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. I think we got back and made them play in the half court. We challenged a lot of their shots and we made it tough on them.Goran Dragic said the Nuggets took the Suns out of their rhythm.They were more active, Dragic said. They were more dominant in defence and offensive rebounds. Early in the game, we couldnt make a shot and they were making everything.Helped by their deep rotation and dominance on the boards (Denver outrebounded Phoenix 58-34), the Nuggets opened a 66-47 halftime lead, piling up the most points in a half by a Suns opponent this season.Leading 77-57, the Nuggets stretched their advantage to 88-59 with 5:11 left in the third quarter behind an 11-2 run that included 3-pointers by Wilson Chandler and Afflalo.Denver took a 99-70 lead into the final period.The Suns put together an 8-0 burst, capped by a dunk from Archie Goodwin to pull to 101-80 early in the fourth quarter but Denver gradually pulled away again. Danilo Gallinaris 3-pointer with 6:18 left to play put the Nuggets in front by 25 points.Defence wins games and we all know that, Gallinari said. We have to keep this formula that we have going, which is keeping teams under 100 points.The Nuggets improved to 6-0 this season when holding their opponents under 100 points.TIP INSSuns: Isaiah Thomas, the teams leading scorer, missed the game with a right ankle contusion. ... The 122 points by the Nuggets was the most by a Suns opponent this season, surpassing the 120 points Phoenix gave up to the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 15. ... Phoenix made eight of its 23 3-point attempts, snapping a string of four consecutive games in which it had made at least 12 3-pointers.Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari resumed his place in the Nuggets rotation after missing the second half of Wednesdays game at Phoenix with left knee soreness. ... Denver had its season high in points against Phoenix, eclipsing the 117 it had against New Orleans. ... Denver had 10 steals in a game for the fourth time this season.UP NEXTSuns: Host Orlando on Sunday.Nuggets: at Utah on Monday. Michael Roberts Womens Jersey . The former central defender calmly nodded it down and quietly went about celebrating a win with his staff. For a man who has had a lot on his shoulders this season, it was an appropriate moment. Jarrad Davis Jersey . The Rangers centre left early in Game 1 with an upper body injury after being checked by Canadiens defenceman Mike Weaver and has not played since. Brassard told reporters after practice that he was good to go. That brought a smile to the face of Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.The Toronto Blue Jays look ready to make a change at the President position. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Blue Jays ownership is actively seeking a replacement for long-time President and CEO Paul Beeston, and that Baltimore Orioles GM Dan Duquette is among the candidates. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal took it one step farther in saying that Duquette was a top candidate to replace Beeston and that because the move would be a promotion, it would be hard for the Orioles to stand in the way. “We signed (Duquette). He has a commitment for four more years, and he has done quite a job for us, Orioles owner Peter Angelos told The Baltimore Sun. We are very pleased with his performance, and we expect him to satisfy his contract. We not only want him to, but we expect him to. We don’t want him to go away, and we don’t expect him to go away. And he’s given no indication he wants to go away.” Duquette has been with the Orioles the past three seasons and credited for helping turn the team’s fortunes. Prior to his stint with Baltimore, Duquettee was out of MLB for nearly a decade, but also has successful stints as general manager with the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos. Jarrad Davis Youth Jersey. . “He is a sophisticated individual,” Angelos told The Baltimore Sun about Duquette. “He has a certain performance that is required in terms of the contract and, under those terms, he has four more years of service to be performed. I’m sure he is prepared to do that, and I am sure he understands that.” Beeston began with the Blue Jays when they entered the league and became President and CEO for the first time in 1989. He left for the commissioner’s office in 1997 but returned to Toronto for his second stint in 2009. According to ESPN, there is speculation Beeston, 69, is contemplating retiring soon. ESPN also mentioned Chicago White Sox executive vice-president Ken Williams as someone the Jays have discussed for the position. 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