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Chandler lifts Nuggets over Blazers 115-111 in OT

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Chandler lifts Nuggets over Blazers 115-111 in OT

DENVER (AP) Wilson Chandler hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds remaining in overtime and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-111 Tuesday night for their season-best sixth consecutive victory.

Danilo Gallinari added 25 points, including a key 3-pointer in the extra period. Ty Lawson had 24 points and 12 assists for the Nuggets, who are 2-0 in overtime this season.

Portland, which lost for the first time in six OT games this season, was led by LaMarcus Aldridge's 28 points. Nicolas Batum had 22 points, J.J. Hickson 19 and Damian Lillard 16.

Gallinari hit his third 3 of the game for an overtime lead but Aldridge responded with a turnaround jumper that tied it 109-all with 51.8 seconds left. Lawson then lobbed a pass to JaVale McGee for an alley-oop dunk.

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Re-live the final out that sent that Nationals to the World Series

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Re-live the final out that sent that Nationals to the World Series

As the Nationals fan base collectively held their breath on Tuesday night in Washington, Victor Robles snagged the last out to send the Nationals to the World Series. Here's that moment: 

Here's the moment from a few more angles: 

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DC sports Twitter congratulates Nationals on making the World Series

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DC sports Twitter congratulates Nationals on making the World Series

The Nationals have finally done it. They're going to the World Series. Their fellow D.C. sports teams and players are happy to share in their glory.

The Wizards kicked off the festivities.

Justin Anderson got in on the fun.

So did Isaiah Thomas.

Jordan McRae poked fun at teammate Bradley Beal, who was rooting for his hometown Cardinals, not the Nationals.

It was too soon for Beal.

But he came around.

Their neighbors from the other side of South Capitol Street were plenty excited.

The Capitals, one of only two professional teams from the area to win a championship this century, know from experience what this feels like.

So do their players.

The Mystics District are fresh off their own championship.

The newest D.C. franchise won't get a shot to win a championship of their own until 2020, but they're around to congratulate the Nationals at having a shot at winning one now.

The one-win Redskins won't be advancing very far this season, but they're still happy for the Nationals.

Derrius Guice was at the game!

Former Redskins are pumped, too.

Even the Terps are pumped for the hometown squad for repping the DMV. 


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