Nuggets’ comeback falls short in 116-111 loss to lowly Nets

Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 22 and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets for a 116-111 victory on Wednesday night.

By Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 22 and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets for a 116-111 victory on Wednesday night.

Brooklyn led by as many as 29 points midway through the third quarter, but Denver closed to 103-99 on Kenneth Faried’s layup with 4:31 left. But Bojan Bogdanovic and Kilpatrick each made two foul shots in the final 13 seconds to help secure the win for the Nets.

Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Will Barton had 15 points, and Jameer Nelson and Nikola Jokic each scored 14.

The Nets had dropped three in a row and 10 of 11. Bogdanovich scored 19 points on 8 for 11 shooting, and Trevor Booker had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Booker went 1 for 2 at the line with 13 seconds remaining for a 112-109 Nets lead. Nelson then threw away the inbounds pass after a Denver timeout, and Bogdanovic made two free throws with 12.7 seconds left.

Chandler then made a layup before Kilpatrick hit the clinching free throws.