Celtics forward Jeff Green is called for an offensive foul as he runs into Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the first half Tuesday night in Denver.   AP
Celtics forward Jeff Green is called for an offensive foul as he runs into Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the first half Tuesday night in Denver. AP PHOTO

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DENVER (AP) -- Randy Foye scored a season-high 23 points, connecting on seven 3-pointers, and the Denver Nuggets routed the Boston Celtics, 129-98, on Tuesday night for their third straight win after an eight-game losing streak.

Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Ty Lawson added 19 points and 13 assists for the Nuggets, who sent the Celtics to their fifth loss in a row and reversed a 106-98 loss at Boston on Dec. 6. The Nuggets returned to .500 (17-17) with the victory.

Jerryd Bayless, acquired earlier in the day by Boston as part of a three team trade that also involved Memphis and Oklahoma, had 6 points in 25 minutes in his Celtics debut.

Jeff Green led Boston with 17 points. Brandon Bass had 15 and Avery Bradley 12.

Both teams lost a key figure to ejection during a testy third quarter, when the Nuggets led by as many 32 points, their biggest lead of the night.

Boston's Jared Sullinger was tossed with 8:43 left in the third quarter after he picked up two flagrant fouls within 23 seconds of each other.

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw drew two technicals in succession and was ejected with 2:43 left in the third quarter by referee Rodney Mott for arguing with him over a call during a timeout.

Faried, Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov all had dunks off alley-oop passes in the third quarter.


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