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Faried scores 20 to help Nuggets hold off Wizards, 105-102

  • Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, left, looks to pass ball inside as Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye covers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, left, looks to pass ball inside as Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye covers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, left, hangs from the rim after dunking as Denver Nuggets forwards Darrell Arthur, center, and Jan Vesely, of the Czech Republic, look on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, left, hangs from the rim after dunking as Denver Nuggets forwards Darrell Arthur, center, and Jan Vesely, of the Czech Republic, look on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, front left, of Poland, goes up for shot as Denver Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph, right, and center Timofey Mozgov, back left, of Russia, cover in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, front left, of Poland, goes up for shot as Denver Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph, right, and center Timofey Mozgov, back left, of Russia, cover in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Kenneth Faried had 20 points and Aaron Brooks hit four straight free throws in the final 12 seconds, helping the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets hold off the Washington Wizards 105-102 on Sunday night.

Randy Foye added 17 for a Nuggets team that was missing J.J. Hickson, who suffered torn ligament in his right knee on Friday. Wilson Chandler also didn't play (strained left hip) and Jan Vesely didn't return after bruising his rib cage late in the third quarter.

Bradley Beal wound up with 21 points as the Wizards wrapped up a four-game road swing with a 1-3 record. Trevor Ariza scored 15 of his 18 points in the first quarter and John Wall added 15, but also had eight turnovers.