Two of a kind and two in a row.

That’s what the Sixers accomplished with a 114-102 win over the Nuggets Wednesday night, bringing their record to 10-21.

It’s the first time since Nov. 2 the Sixers have won consecutive games.

“I try not to get too caught up looking at the bad stuff,” Spencer Hawes said. “It felt good to have a game where we played the way we wanted to play and followed the game plan defensively where we got enough stops to get a win.”

The Sixers shot 46.7 percent for the game, and the Nuggets shot 39.6 percent.

The Sixers were fueled by a 44-point second quarter -- the most they have scored in any given quarter since 1996 -- and at the defensive end of the floor, where they held the Nuggets to 26 points in the quarter.

“I thought our bench came in and did a great job,” Brett Brown said. “I thought the work we have been trying to do on defense slowly took its toll and enabled us to get out and run and gave us a little bit of an edge.

“I thought the second quarter got us rolling through the defense, and our second unit.”

The Sixers shot 64 percent in the second quarter and held Denver to 39 percent shooting. The Sixers' bench scored eight of the 44 points, but they did plenty that did not show up in the box score.