It took a tongue-lashing at halftime from their head coach to turn the Denver Nuggets around on both ends of the floor.
Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points, including the go-ahead slam dunk with under a minute remaining, to lead the Nuggets to a 108-105 victory over the 76ers on Saturday in Philadelphia.
Robert Covington scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan had 15 for Philadelphia, which dropped to 1-20.
The rookie Jahil Okafor sat out the second game of a two-game suspension imposed by the 76ers on Wednesday after the release of a second video from a nightclub fight in Boston on Nov. 25.
Will Barton scored 16 points for Denver, and the Nuggets ended a five-game trip by winning their second straight after ending an eight-game skid on Thursday night.
“I can’t imagine flying back tonight with a loss,” Gallinari said.
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