DENVER – Arron Afflalo led seven Nuggets in double figures with 22 points, and Denver won its fourth straight at home by beating the Phoenix Suns 122-97 on Friday night.
Timofey Mozgov added 13 points as the Nuggets snapped a five-game losing streak to the Suns, who took the first of their home-and-home series on Wednesday after sweeping four meetings between the teams last season.
Eric Bledsoe had 16 points to lead Phoenix, which had an off night shooting, connecting on 38.8 percent of its shots from the field. Gerald Green added 12 points.
Helped by their deep rotation and dominance on the boards (Denver outrebounded Phoenix 58-34), the Nuggets opened a 66-47 halftime lead, piling up the most points in a half by a Suns' opponent this season.
Leading 77-57, the Nuggets stretched their advantage to 88-59 with 5:11 left in the third quarter behind an 11-2 run that included 3-pointers by Wilson Chandler and Afflalo.
Denver took a 99-70 lead into the final period.
The Suns put together an 8-0 burst, capped by a dunk from Archie Goodwin to pull to 101-80 early in the fourth quarter but Denver gradually pulled away again. Danilo Gallinari's 3-pointer with 6:18 left to play out the Nuggets in front by 25 points.
Suns: Isaiah Thomas, the team's leading scorer, missed the game with a right ankle contusion. The 122 points by the Nuggets was the most by a Suns' opponent this season, surpassing the 120 points Phoenix gave up to the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 15.
Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari resumed his place in the Nuggets' rotation after missing the second half of Wednesday's game at Phoenix with left knee soreness. ... Denver had its season high in points against Phoenix, eclipsing the 117 it had against New Orleans.
Suns: Host Orlando on Sunday.
Nuggets: at Utah on Monday.