Chicago: The Denver Nuggets, the NBA`s top scoring team, refused to be slowed by stingy Chicago as they attacked relentlessly to secure a 108-91 road victory over the league-best Bulls on Monday.
Ty Lawson led the charge with 27 points and nine rebounds and Arron Afflalo added 22 to give the Nuggets (27-23) a much-needed win in the third of their seven-game road trip.
Averaging more than 103 points per game entering the night, Denver broke loose in the third quarter where they outscored Chicago 27-16 to take control.
The Bulls had been thriving in the absence of Derrick Rose, who missed his seventh straight game with a groin injury, but lacked firepower.
Reserve point guards C.J. Watson, starting in Rose`s absence, and John Lucas each had 17 points to lead the Bulls (40-11).