PHOENIX Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday.
Corey Brewer added 20 points and Ty Lawson 19 as the Nuggets matched their longest winning streak of the year.
Denver dominated points in the paint 74-32, including an assortment of soaring dunks.
Wesley Johnson scored 18, and Marcus Morris had 16 for the Suns. Hamed Haddadi scored a career-high 13.
The Nuggets return home to face the Knicks on Wednesday night in Carmelo Anthonys first game in Denver since leaving for New York.
Denver led throughout the second half, but the Suns stayed within striking distance until the Nuggets finished the game with a 16-8 run over the final 4½ minutes.
Neither team led by more than seven points in the first half.
A 13-1 Phoenix run erased a 35-30 Denver lead and put the Suns up 43-36 on Michael Beasleys 19-footer with 5:19 left in the half. But the Nuggets outscored the Suns 17-7 the rest of the quarter to lead 53-50 at the break.
Denver scored the first six of the second half, the first four on fast-break layups by Lawson and Koufos, to go up 59-50 after Kenneth Farieds two free throws with 10:50 to go in the third.
The closest Phoenix got after that was 72-70 on Jared Dudleys 3-pointer with 3:10 left in the period. Layups by Brewer and Lawson boosted the lead to 76-70, and Denver led 80-74 entering the fourth.
The Nuggets took their first double-digit lead at 86-76 when Brewer made one of two free throws with 8:44 to play.
Moments later, JaVale McGees huge dunk on a lob from Brewer made it 88-79, then Lawsons fast-break dunk after a turnover put Denver up 90-79 with 6:26 remaining.
Denvers nine-game streak matches its season best. The Nuggets last loss was Feb. 22 at Washington.