NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lionel Hollins had been trying to get a struggling Mason Plumlee to look like the player who won a gold medal with the U.S. national team in the Basketball World Cup.With his coach counting on him more while starting centre Brook Lopez recuperated from a lower back strain, Plumlee put everything aside and went to work.Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Plumlee added 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Nuggets 102-96 on Tuesday night.Mason did a conscious decision to go and just play and not worry about what I say. If I yell at him, if I take him out of the game, just go play. His confidence is rising, Hollins said.Denver led 85-78 with 9 minutes left after Kenneth Faried capped an 8-0 run with two free throws.Plumlee, whose name recently surfaced in trade rumours involving the Sacramento Kings, ignited Brooklyns 19-4 run by scoring six points, grabbing four rebounds and blocking a pair of shots as the Nets took a 97-89 advantage on Johnsons turnaround fadeaway jumper with 2:41 remaining.You are just in the moment, in the zone, (as) some people say, but its just a great feeling, Plumlee said. You just feel like you are anticipating things on defence, where youre supposed to be on offence and things just come easy.Lopez played eight minutes and had six points and four rebounds in a reserve role. The Nets can afford to take it slow with him since Plumlee has played so well in his absence. The second-year centre shot 9 of 14 from the field and also blocked three shots.Its a good feeling, but its just something to build on, Plumlee said. Im not where I want to be. Its a step in the right direction. It feels good to where I was at. Its still ways to go.Plumlee failed at flashing his passing game, a behind-the-back pass going awry and off his foot.Masons been great, man. His energy, his effort, taking the challenge and playing some of the premier 4s and 5s in this league, Johnson said. I think hes been doing a tremendous job filling in for the absences of Brook.Jarrett Jack, who started at the point in place of an injured Deron Williams, had 17 points and eight assists. Sergey Karasev added 12 points for the Nets, who won their second straight game and improved to 11-2 against sub-.500 teams.Ty Lawson led Denver with 29 points and had nine assists. Faried chipped in 20 points and 14 boards for the Nuggets, who lost their second straight game and have dropped nine of 12.After Plumlees four straight points trimmed the lead to 85-82 with 8:08 left, Denver coach Brian Shaw called a timeout and removed Faried. By the time Faried came back in, Brooklyn already had a 97-89 lead.I think Mason did a great job just raising the energy level and getting the crowd involved, Faried said. At home, when you do that, guys get involved and it seems like the rim is as big as the ocean. It seemed like everything they put up went in.TIP-INSNuggets: Denver is 5-8 in back-to-back games this season and dropped to 2-5 in the second end of games on consecutive nights.Nets: Johnson was 4 of 5 from 3-point range. The rest of the team was 2 for 18. ... Brooklyn was outrebounded 51-39. . The Nets allowed Denver to shoot 22 for 43 in the first half but held the Nuggets to 14 for 39 from the field in the second half.FOR THE GOOD OF THE TEAMLopez, who signed a four-year, $60 million extension in the summer of 2012 but can opt out of it at the end of the season, is receptive to coming off the bench if Hollins decides to leave Plumlee as his starter. Plumlee has averaged 18.1 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks over his last seven games, all starts. Whatever the situation is, I am going to do it. Im a coachable guy. Im team first, Lopez said.UP NEXTNuggets: Host Minnesota on Friday.Nets: Visit Boston on Friday. Christian Kirk Jersey . - Ryan Spooner scored twice to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders in a preseason game Friday night. Josh Rosen Jersey . And by all indications, the team is expected to select phenom Connor McDavid with their selection. The Buffalo Sabres, who were knocked down to the second overall pick after finishing with the worst regular season record, are expected to take the other generational player in Jack Eichel. http://www.thecardinalsshoponline.com/chad-williams-cardinals-jersey-98/ . Heck, we might just miss the BCS. Maybe? It sort of worked out this season. 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Kesler capped a frenetic 37-second stretch early in the second period by scoring his second goal of the game that turned out to be the winner. The Hurricanes scored a pair of goals 10 seconds apart in the first 49 seconds of the second to tie the game. Kesler put the Canucks in front for good at 1:16. "We wanted to gain the momentum back, and theres no better way than scoring a goal," Kesler said. "Im happy that we got one there." Tom Sestito also scored for the Canucks, and Jason Garrison had two assists. Backup goalie Eddie Lack made 29 saves in place of Roberto Luongo to help Vancouver earn just its third win in 11 games. Keslers goal, scored 27 seconds after Carolina tied it, was set up after the Canucks won a number of scrums behind the net. Chris Higgins eventually emerged with the puck, and he shovelled it into the crease. Jannik Hansen deflected it to Kesler, who knocked it just across the goal line. It was only the third time in 11 games that Vancouver scored at least three goals. Jordan Staal and Nathan Gerbe had goals for Carolina. Cam Ward made 27 saves. The Hurricanes, who failed to score on six power plays against the NHLs best penalty-killing unit, have lost six of eight. "When you get a chance, the guys who are out there have to execute," Carolina coach Kirk Muller said. "If they cant execute, I guess weve got to start looking for other guys in our lineup and give them the opportunity. "Everyone runs the same plays. Its a matter of getting the job done, and do it at a higher tempo. . I dont know -- maybe some of our guys cant make the plays." One day after giving up two power-play goals in a 5-2 loss to the Rangers in New York, Vancouver was pleased with its penalty killers. 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Several Vancouver and Carolina players converged on the crease, and Staal followed up his rebound and poked the puck into the net at 39 seconds. After the Hurricanes won the ensuing faceoff, Justin Faulk connected with Eric Staal with a nice stretch pass. Lack stopped Staals one-handed backhand attempt, but Gerbe gathered the rebound and slapped the puck under Lack as the goalie fell into the net. It was the first time the Carolina franchise scored two goals in the first minute of a period since Nov. 1, 1987 when they were the Hartford Whalers. Lack relieved Luongo 17 seconds into the second period on Saturday, after Luongo allowed three Rangers goals on only 10 shots, and stopped 12 of 14 New York attempts. NOTES: Hansen left the game in the first period with an apparent right shoulder injury, but he returned in the second period. ... 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