Basketball: Nuggets tame Bulls for eighth straight win

DENVER (REUTERS) - The Denver Nuggets have rolled to their eighth successive win with a 128-96 demolition of the Chicago Bulls at home on Thursday.

Denver pushed to 32-18 on the National Basketball Association season with victory over the Bulls (29-20), who were blown away in a third quarter blitz.

Leading by just five at half-time, the home side posted 37 points in the third term while holding the Bulls to just 16, ending the game as a contest.

Wilson Chandler led the way from the bench for the Nuggets with 24 points while Kenneth Faried added 21 points and 12 rebounds.

It is the first time since Jan. 2010 the Nuggets have won eight in a row and they are now ranked fourth in the Western Conference, having won 14 of their last 16 games.