Afflalo's 30 lifts Nuggets past Suns, 105-99

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on April 7, 2012 at 4:49 PM

DENVER (AP) -- Arron Afflalo had 30 points, Andre Miller scored 13 of his 15 in the fourth quarter and Denver Nuggets scored the final nine points to beat the Phoenix Suns 105-99 on Friday night.

Shannon Brown scored 18 points and Steve Nash had 14 points and 11 assists for the Suns, who had their three-game win streak snapped.

The Nuggets took sole possession of seventh place in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of idle Houston and 1 1/2 in front of Utah. The Suns dropped to 10th place, a half-game behind the Jazz.

The win also gave Denver the tiebreaker against the Suns, as the Nuggets have won the teams' first two meetings -- includin a 109-92 victory on Feb. 14. They play again April 24 in Phoenix.

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