With less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Lawson dribbled near the three-point arc and approached Hinrich. The Nuggets point guard dipped his shoulder to the left before dribbling the ball to the other side of his body. Hinrich bought the fake and tumbled to the floor as Lawson attacked the lane and fed center Timofey Mozgov for a layup.
Lawson finished with a team-high 20 points, 12 assists and three steals to lead the Nuggets to a 114-109 win. Kenneth Faried's monster dunk energized the Nuggets in the first quarter. Jimmy Butler paced the Bulls with 32 points and Pau Gasol added 11 rebounds.
Over 13 games this season, Lawson has averaged 16.3 points, 9.7 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals. Tuesday's victory improved the Nuggets' record to 7-7. Denver has now won six of its last seven games.