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Gallinari scores 27, Faried has 19 as Nuggets tops Rockets 118-110 for fifth straight win

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    Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots against Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Denver. Denver won 118-110. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

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    Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari (8), of Italy, guards Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

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    Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) loses the basketball between Denver Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala (9) and center Kosta Koufos (41) during the first quarter of an NBA game, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 19 points and nine rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the Houston Rockets 118-110 Wednesday night.

Andre Iguodala had 15 points for the Nuggets, who have won five straight and beat Houston for the third time this season.

Jeremy Lin scored 22 points to lead the Rockets and James Harden and Chandler Parsons added 21 each. Houston had won three straight, including a 45-point win at Utah on Monday.

Two 3-pointers by Gallinari and some missed shots by the Rockets sparked a 24-3 Nuggets run that gave them a 101-88 lead with 6:54 left.

Houston clawed back and pulled to 106-102 with 2:55 left, but consecutive buckets by Andre Miller and Ty Lawson made it an eight-point game and Denver closed it out.