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Beasley's running dunk after a Toronto miss nudged the lead back to 10 for the Nuggets, who led 86-78 after the third quarter.

Denver led 27-24 after the first quarter after going ahead with an 8-0 run.

The Raptors shot 3 for 22 from 3-point range before the break compared to 6 for 16 by the Nuggets, who also had a 17-2 advantage in second-chance points in the first half. The play from Jokic was key in the Nuggets taking a 59-47 lead into the halftime locker room as Denver outscored Toronto 32-23 in the second quarter.

Toronto's bad three-point shooting continued in the second - Miles connected on the only one of 10 that fell for the Raptors.

Jokic responded with a 12-foot floating jumper with 40 seconds left and Denver led 102-101. Hernangomez would go one of two from the line as the game was now in the hands of the Nuggets defense.

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Clawing their way back from a 12-point deficit, a fadeaway shot by Leonard tied the game with 7.1 seconds on the clock.

Murray, from Kitchener, Ont., had 21 points, while Jokic had a triple double - 23 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds - in Denver's 106-103 victory over Toronto, the Nuggets' sixth win in a row.

But on the Nuggets' next possession, Valanciunas was whistled for fouling on a three-point play.

In New Orleans, Tobias Harris made two clutch free throws with 4.7 seconds left to close out a 27-point performance, and Los Angeles held off the Pelicans.

"What I love about Nikola and our team is that even though he's not playing maybe the best he's capable of we're still finding ways to win, still relying on defence, and he's finding ways to impact the team other ways than shooting and that's the sign of a good team". This will be the second time Denver has faced the Magic this season as the Nuggets picked up a 112-87 victory in the two teams first matchup.

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