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Dec 10, 2010 9:51 PM by Jordan Mason

Karl earns 1,000th win as Nuggets beat Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - George Karl earned his 1,000th coaching victory, as Al Harrington scored a season-high 31 points and Nene added 26 to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Toronto Raptors 123-116 on Friday night.

The seventh coach in NBA history with 1,000 wins, Karl also notched his 900th in Toronto, a 114-107 victory on Dec. 31, 2008. He shook hands with some fans next to the Nuggets' bench in the
final seconds of the game and was hugged by Denver's players and assistant coaches at the final buzzer.

Chauncey Billups scored 21 points and Gary Forbes had 15 as the Nuggets snapped a two-game losing streak. J.R. Smith scored 11 points for Denver.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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