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Derrick White poured in 23 points and Lonnie Walker IV added 21 off the bench as the San Antonio Spurs (9-15) led throughout and rolled to a 123-111 (37-29, 37-36, 26-25, 23-21) win over the visiting Denver Nuggets (12-13) on Thursday night.

Player of the Game
Derrick  White
EFF
26
Derrick White
Points 23
Accuracy 9-14
Rebounds 6
Assists 4

The game was the second of a road back-to-back for the Nuggets, who won in overtime in New Orleans on Wednesday. Denver and the Spurs will play again on Saturday in San Antonio, which will conclude the Nuggets' seven-game, 13-day road trip.

San Antonio led by 10 heading into the final quarter and never let the Nuggets get closer than five points while snapping a two-game losing streak.

The Spurs outshot Denver 52.3 percent to 44.7 percent, had a 59-42 edge in rebounding, and outscored the Nuggets 58-44 in the paint.

Dejounte Murray added 20 points for the Spurs, with Doug McDermott hitting for 17 and Drew Eubanks scoring 14.

Denver's Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, recording his third consecutive triple-double and his fifth in 20 games this season. Aaron Gordon led all scorers with 25 points, Will Barton added 19, and Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo hit for 13 and 12 for the Nuggets.

The Spurs led 37-29 after the first quarter as McDermott and White scored seven points each. Barton led all scorers with nine points in the period.

San Antonio stretched its advantage to as many as 18 points in the mid-second quarter, the latest on White's floater at the 5:28 mark. But the Nuggets responded, drawing to within 69-65 on eight consecutive points by Jokic before San Antonio finished off the half with a 5-0 run to go to halftime up 74-65.

Walker's paced the Spurs with 14 points over the first two periods, with White tallying 13, McDermott adding 12, and Eubanks scoring 11.

Jokic led all scorers with 18 points in the half, while Barton had 14, and Gordon and Morris added 11 points each for Denver.

The Spurs pushed their lead back to 11 points early in the third quarter but Denver chipped away through the period. San Antonio had the final say, though, with Devin Vassell and Murray hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to take a 100-90 lead to the final 12 minutes.

Spurs: Derrick White 23 (6 REB), Lonnie Walker 21, Dejounte Murray 20 (8 REB, 9 AST), Doug McDermott 17, Drew Eubanks 14 (6 REB).

Nuggets: Aaron Gordon 25 (6 REB), Nikola Jokic 22 (13 REB, 10 AST), Will Barton 19, Monte Morris 13 (5 AST), Facundo Campazzo 12.

Nikola Jokic's performance

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San Antonio Spurs
Denver Nuggets
52%
46/88
Field goals
45%
42/94
59
Rebounds
42
32
Assists
29
5
Steals
7
58%
31/53
2-pointers
49%
27/55
7
Blocks
5

Best players

Derrick  White
23 PTS
9/14 FG
3/4 FT
Aaron  Gordon
25 PTS
9/12 FG
7/8 FT
San Antonio Spurs
Few players
9 REB
Nikola  Jokic
13 REB
11 DREB
2 OREB
Dejounte  Murray
9 As
5 TO
35 MIN
Nikola  Jokic
10 As
2 TO
35 MIN
Derrick  White
26 EFF
88% 2P%
33% 3P%
Nikola  Jokic
32 EFF
55% 2P%
25% 3P%