December 16, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) dunks the ball against Sacramento Kings power forward James Johnson (52) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Nuggets defeated the Kings 122-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The Nuggets scored 16 straight points to break away from a tie in the first quarter, and led by a comfortable margin the rest of the way.
Denver has won seven in a row against the Kings. Sacramento has lost four in a row overall.
Sacramento's Aaron Brooks committed a hard foul against Andre Miller late in the first quarter and a mild altercation ensued involving DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings and Kenneth Faried of the Nuggets. All four players were given technical fouls.
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