Faried, Lauvergne help Nuggets beat Suns 106-81
NUGGETS: Wilson Chandler had 10 points and 19 rebounds in a game-high 34 minutes. ... Jameer Nelson had 12 assists. ... Danilo Gallinari and Emmanuel Mudiay were given the night off by coach Michael Malone.
SUNS: Markieff Morris had seven points on 3-for-13 shooting and grabbed five rebounds. ... Tyson Chandler had one point, three rebounds and one steal in nine minutes. He was ejected after drawing two technical fouls with 9:45 left in the third quarter for arguing with officials over what he considered a missed call.
STAR WATCH: Faried scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, helping the Nuggets build their 27-point halftime lead.
UP NEXT: Phoenix visits San Antonio on Tuesday. Denver plays at Oklahoma City on Sunday.