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Nuggets fall in Washington to Wizards by 14 points

After Denver took a 101-99 lead with 9:33 left on Mason Plumlee's dunk, the Wizards scored the next 11 points.
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Washington Wizards forward Johnathan Williams (19) dunks past Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris (14) and forward Mason Plumlee (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Ish Smith scored a career-high 32 points and Troy Brown added 25 and a career-high 14 rebounds in the Washington Wizards' 128-114 victory over the Denver on Nuggets.

After Denver took a 101-99 lead with 9:33 left on Mason Plumlee's dunk, the Wizards scored the next 11 with the run eventually reaching 19-2 for a 118-103 lead with 4:48 remaining. 

Smith scored 11 points in that stretch, capping the surge with a 3-pointer. Jamal Murray scored all 39 of his points after the first quarter for Denver, and Nikola Jokic had with 14 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Nuggets have lost two of three on their five-game trip.

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