NBA: Jose Alvarado’s career game leads Pelicans past Nuggets

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New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado celebrates during a game against the Denver Nuggets. Photo from the New Orleans Pelicans’ Twitter

Jose Alvarado had career highs of eight 3-pointers and 38 points, and the host New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Denver Nuggets 121-106 on Sunday afternoon.

Alvarado doubled his previous high for 3-pointers on 11 attempts as the Pelicans won for the ninth time in 11 games. He led the way as the New Orleans bench outscored the Denver bench 62-18.

Zion Williamson added 25 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 13 and Trey Murphy III and Willy Hernangomez had 12 each.

Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 16…

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