Nets defeat West’s No. 1 Nuggets for 5th win in last 6 games

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New York Daily News

Who needs a clutch scorer when you have a clutch defense? For the second game in a row, the Nets’ fourth-quarter offense sputtered, and for the second game in a row, it was Brooklyn’s defense that secured the victory. The Nets held onto a 122-120 victory over Western Conference No. 1-seeded Denver Nuggets on Sunday afternoon. After losing four straight games coming out of NBA All-Star Weekend, Brooklyn has won five of its last six games. The Nets entered Sunday with the No. 1 defense in all of basketball during their winning stretch — and it took grit on that end of the floor to slow down the …

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