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Robinson, Hamilton hit key 3's, Nuggets beat Bulls 97-87

  • Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, front, runs into Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy, rear, and is called for a charge in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

    Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, front, runs into Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy, rear, and is called for a charge in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, goes up for a basket over Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, goes up for a basket over Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, left, shoots over Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

    Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, left, shoots over Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)  (The Associated Press)

Nate Robinson and Jordan Hamilton each hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter, helping the Denver Nuggets pull away for a 97-87 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.

Hamilton finished with 17 points to lead the Nuggets, who their seventh straight against the Bulls at the Pepsi Center. J.J. Hickson had 14 points, Kenneth Faried had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Randy Foye also scored 12 points.

Derrick Rose had 19 points for the Bulls, who snapped a five-game winning streak.

Robinson, who spent last season with the Bulls, started a 12-0 burst when he hit successive 3s opening the final period. Hamilton matched him by making 3s on consecutive possessions and the Nuggets' lead ballooned to 82-62 with 9:40 left.