For the second straight day, the defending champs looked defenseless. Ty Lawson scored 27 points to lead five Denver players in double figures as the Nuggets opened their season with a lopsided 115-93 victory Monday in Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 for the Mavericks, who fell behind by more than 30 points for the second consecutive game and dropped to 0-2 on their home court.

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