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Ingram scores 31 as Pelicans surprise Nuggets 112-100

The 9-23 Pelicans are now 2-0 against the Nuggets this season.
Credit: AP
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, fights for control of the ball with New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Brandon Ingram scored 31 points, Derrick Favors grabbed 13 rebounds and New Orleans Pelicans surprised Denver 112-100 to halt the Nuggets' seven-game winning streak. 

The 9-23 Pelicans are now 2-0 against the Nuggets this season. 

They spoiled the festive mood at the Pepsi Center as the Nuggets played at home on Christmas for the first time in 25 years. 

New Orleans sprang the upset despite committing 19 turnovers. 

The Pelicans pulled away late courtesy of the long-range shooting of Lonzo Ball and Ingram. New Orleans out-rebounded the Nuggets.

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