Nate Robinson led the Nuggets in scoring with 20, but Jordan Hamilton's 3 three-pointers in a 67-second fourth-quarter span were the ultimate difference makers. Denver's aggressiveness was also key: They attempted 34 free throws (compared to just 14 for the Sixers), and grabbed an impressive 20 offensive rebounds.
Tony Wroten scored 20 points to pace the Sixers, who shot just 3-for-16 from beyond the 3-point line. Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes chipped in 14 apiece, while Evan Turner had just six points on 3-for-12 shooting. And despite playing exceptional defense at times, the 76ers got outworked on the glass to the tune of 52 to 38.
Prior to the game, the Sixers announced that point guard Michael Carter-Williams is hospitalized due to soreness related to a right knee infection.
The 76ers have Sunday off before facing the Los Angeles Clippers at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.
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