The Nuggets recorded a 109-96 triumph at the Pepsi Center, with Chandler scoring a season-high 25 points for the hosts.
"They're a pretty good team, maybe the best team in the league right now," he told reporters. "They made runs, but we just had to stay focused. If we play well we can contend with any team.
"We've played well against a lot of the top teams this year but we've lost to some of the bottom teams. We've got to play every team like they're the best in the league."
Denver have recorded 21 wins in 42 games this season.