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Nuggets Vs. Bulls Score Update: Denver Pulls Away In The Third, Leads 81-68

The Denver Nuggets outscored the Chicago Bulls 27-16 in the third quarter and now lead the Bulls 81-68 with only a quarter remaining. If the Bulls don't come back, it'll be the team's fifth loss at the United Center this season.

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Ty Lawson has 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go along with seven rebounds. Arron Afflalo has 17 points and three assists on 6-of-8 shooting. JaVale McGee has 10 points and eight rebounds for George Karl's team.

C.J. Watson leads Chicago with 17 points and seven assists on 5-of-10 shooting that includes 3-of-4 makes from beyond three-point range. Carlos Boozer has 12 points for the Bulls.

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