Nuggets' Will Barton: Flirts with triple-double off bench Monday

Barton provided 24 points (8-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes off the bench during Monday's 125-124 loss to the Rockets.

Barton continued to operate as a reserve although Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Galinari (knee) were both sidelined, but he still wound up with a terrific all-around performance and narrowly missed helping his team pull off the away win. The dynamic swingman endured an ugly performance against this same Houston team Saturday, but factoring in this bounce-back effort he is averaging 22.8 points, 5.3 assists, four treys and 3.8 rebounds over his last four. That said, Barton has displayed an erratic track record of production when the entirety of the team's options are available.

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