DENVER -- Guards Randy Foye and Evan Fournier scored 18 points each, forward Kenneth Faried had 17 points and nine rebounds and the Denver Nuggets routed the Orlando Magic 120-94 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
The Nuggets have suddenly found a rhythm after dropping eight straight. Foye has been one of the catalysts, but a renewed focused throughout the roster has Denver (19-17) back above .500.
Faried is one of the players who has played better during the past week. Given the order to "just play" by the coaching staff, Faried has turned in five strong performances. He is averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds during that time.
On Saturday night, they faced a banged-up and overmatched Orlando team that was playing without leading scorer Arron Afflalo. He suffered a strained right foot against Sacramento on Friday night and was in a walking boot before the game.
The Magic got within 16 a few times, but Denver consistently answered. Faried provided one highlight when he blocked Harris' dunk attempt with Denver leading by 18.
NOTES: Nuggets F Wilson Chandler missed his second straight game with a strained left groin. Chandler was injured in Tuesday night's win over the Boston Celtics. Coach Brian Shaw said Chandler is improving, but the team is being cautious. ... Magic G Arron Afflalo was in a walking boot after suffering a right foot strain in Friday night's loss at Sacramento. Coach Jacque Vaughn said there is no timetable for his return. ... Nuggets F Anthony Randolph was unavailable with a sprained left ankle. ... The Magic were held below 100 points during each game of their six-game losing streak. Entering Saturday, they were averaging 85.7 points in the six games.