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DENVER - Arron Afflalo took no special pleasure in helping beat his former team. Air Max Scontate Outlet .Afflalo scored 17 points for Denver in his first matchup against Orlando since being traded, and the Nuggets beat the Magic 93-90 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive win.The fact that it was the Magic doesnt make it any sweeter, Afflalo said. Im just happy we won. Just being out there on the court, theyve gotten better from when I was there. Their confidence, their aggression, their strength, everything about them has gotten better. They just need more time.Against the Nuggets, they ran out of time.Evan Fournier, who was acquired by Orlando in the off-season trade sending Afflalo back to Denver for a second tour with the team, had 14 points, but misfired on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.They were kind of in scramble mode and looking for a 3-point opportunity, Afflalo said. Hes a good shooter and he got a decent look at it.Fournier got the shot off under defensive pressure.It was a tough shot, step-back 3 on my right, he said. Unfortunately, it didnt go in, but it was a tough play.Ty Lawson led Denver with 23 points. The Nuggets also got a key contribution from Jusuf Nurkic, who had eight points in his first career start in place of Timofey Mozgov, who was traded to Cleveland earlier in the day in exchange for two first-round draft picks.It was a little funky; he was tired, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. The adrenaline from starting the first game made it seem like he was gassed early in the game. He did OK. He just really seemed to be gassed.Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points for the Magic, who lost for the sixth straight time in Denver. Victor Oladipo had 17 points.After Elfrid Paytons jumper gave the Magic a 53-52 lead, the Nuggets ran off 10 straight points. Afflalo capped the run with a driving layup, and Denver carried a 63-58 lead into the fourth quarter.The Nuggets got a boost from Nate Robinson, who scored each of his 13 points in the final period, including a pair of free throws that gave Denver a 78-68 lead with 5:49 left.Orlando got within five when Tobias Harris swished a 3-pointer, but Lawson answered with his third 3-pointer of the game.The Magic rallied again with a trio of 3-pointers, including two by Andrew Nicholson. Orlando trailed 93-90 with 56.4 seconds left.The Nuggets missed two long jumpers, giving Orlando a chance for a tying 3-pointer, but Fourniers attempt from beyond the arc went off the rim and out.They made some big timely 3s; theyve got a lot of fight, Afflalo said. But at the end of the day, we came out with a win.TIP-INSMagic: Channing Frye failed to score in 19 1/2 minutes after he was listed as questionable because of elbow and triceps soreness. He was 0 for 5 from the floor. ... After going winless during a three-game homestand, the Magic opened a four-game road trip.Nuggets: The chance to build on the Nuggets roster through the acquisition of two first-round draft picks factored heavily in the teams decision to trade Mozgov to the Cavs, general manager Tim Connelly said in a pregame news conference. Its never easy to trade a guy that does everything right, did everything we ask, Connelly said. We just thought the opportunity to get two future assets was too good to pass up. He said the Nuggets frontcourt depth also figured in the decision.UP NEXTMagic: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.Nuggets: Visit Sacramento on Friday night. Air Max Saldi Online .ca. The NHL Play of the Year showdown kicks off with some slick moves going head-to-head with a combination of soft hands and endless patience. Air Max Saldi Italia ., will experience this week. A year in which the Canadian curling championship has been pushed forward a week to accommodate the Winter Olympics was deemed the perfect chance to stage the event in Montreal for the first time since 1979.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Joe Gibbs said he was shocked when he learned the NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs to gain an advantage over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game.The Hall of Fame coach said Monday he never heard of anything comparable happening when he worked for the Washington Redskins from 1981-92 and 2004-07, winning three Super Bowls along the way.To be truthful I never even thought it about it, Gibbs said of the footballs issue during NASCARs annual media tour. So I think this all kind of was a surprise for everybody.The 74-year-old now owns Joe Gibbs racing, a four-car NASCAR racing team based in Huntersville, North Carolina.The Patriots reached the Super Bowl on Jan. 18 with a 45-7 win over the Colts. Since then, the NFL says evidence shows the Patriots used uunderinflated footballs during the first half of the game; softer footballs would in theory be easier to throw and catch. Air Max Offerta Online. The NFL is still determining why the balls were underinflated.Its handled totally different than when in the first go-around in the league, Gibbs said Monday, exactly 23 years after the Redskins won their previous Super Bowl.And the second go-around I didnt pay much attention to it. ... But as far as what happened or how it happened, I didnt have a clue.Gibbs said he anticipates the NFL will change its policy on how they oversee who is in control of the footballs prior to a game.When asked if the Patriots should suffer severe consequences from the league if found guilty, Gibbs shrugged and declined comment.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '