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Collison scores 21 as Kings hold off Nuggets 110-105, move to 3-1 for 1st time since 2010-11

  • Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler, left, works the ball inside for shot as Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison covers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler, left, works the ball inside for shot as Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison covers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson, left, looks to pass ball as Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried covers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson, left, looks to pass ball as Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried covers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay, right, confers with referee Joey Crawford, left, as center Ryan Hollins looks on as the Kings face the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay, right, confers with referee Joey Crawford, left, as center Ryan Hollins looks on as the Kings face the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Darren Collison scored 21 points, including three free throws in the final 16.2 seconds, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Denver Nuggets 110-105 on Monday night.

DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and Reggie Evans grabbed 14 rebounds as the Kings started the season 3-1 for the first time since 2010-11. Sacramento showed no signs of fatigue after beating the Clippers the day before in Los Angeles.

Collison secured the win by hitting two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining.

The Nuggets had seven players in double figures, led by Arron Afflalo and JaVale McGee with 16 points apiece. Wilson Chandler scored 12 of his 14 in the fourth quarter.