Nov 8, 2013 at 2am UK at ​Pepsi Center

Result: Denver Nuggets record first win of season

Ty Lawson scores 23 points as the Denver Nuggets secure their first win of the season against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Denver Nuggets recorded their first victory of the NBA season on Thursday night thanks to a 109-107 triumph over the Atlanta Hawks.

Ty Lawson recorded 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to secure success for his team following three losses in a row.

A confident start from the Nuggets in front of their own supporters saw them move into a nine-point lead at one stage in the first half.

The Hawks hit back after the half-time interval as Paul Millsap, who scored 29 points, started to make an impact for the visitors.

Denver fell behind early in the fourth quarter but a couple of jump shots from Ty Lawson gave them a 107-102 lead with just over a minute left on the clock.

Millsap missed a crucial shot which would have forced overtime with 1.9 seconds left in the game, and Al Horford failed to convert the rebound as the Nuggets held on for a tense win.

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