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Foye’s 23 Points Leads Nuggets Past Celtics

Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye, right, scores over Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger, left, and Brandon Bass, center, in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye, right, scores over Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger, left, and Brandon Bass, center, in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

DENVER (AP) — Randy Foye scored a season-high 23 points, connecting on seven 3-pointers, and the Denver Nuggets routed the Boston Celtics 129-98 on Tuesday night for their third straight win after an eight-game losing streak.

Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Ty Lawson added 19 points and 13 assists for the Nuggets, who sent the Celtics to their fifth loss in a row and reversed a 106-98 loss at Boston on Dec. 6. The Nuggets returned to .500 (17-17) with the victory.

Jerryd Bayless, acquired earlier in the day by Boston as part of a three team trade that also involved Memphis and Oklahoma, had 6 points in 25 minutes in his Celtics debut.

Jeff Green led Boston with 17 points. Brandon Bass had 15 and Avrey Bradley 12.


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