They've spent much of their careers dispelling the notion that no one shorter than 6 feet would make it in the NBA. All Nuggets point guards Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson — and Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas — do each night is make believers out of opponents.

Sunday night, the trio combined for 61 points and 22 assists. But it was Lawson, listed at 5-11, and Robinson, maybe 5-9, who led their team to a 125-117 victory. It was the most points scored by the Nuggets since a 129-98 home victory Jan. 7 against the Boston Celtics.

"The shorter guys just play with fire," said Robinson, who provided another valuable spark off the bench for the Nuggets (22-21) with 12 points and a game-high eight assists. "Our size shouldn't matter. Just play hard."

The Kings' fans were on Robinson from his first entry. The strains of "how's the weather down there" and "what do you want to be when you grow up?" aren't original and just serve to motivate, never deteriorate.

Lawson led all scorers with 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting. He added six assists. Thomas, who stands 5-9, led the Kings (15-28) with 22 points and matched Robinson with a game-high eight assists.

Robinson's 3-pointer from the right elbow extended the Nuggets' cushion to nine points at 111-102, and he followed that up with a steal, one of the Kings' 16 turnovers for the night. Those led to 22 Nuggets points.

The lead held up as Lawson and Robinson continually drove to the basket for easy baskets or picked up fouls and free throws.

"Nate's one of those guys who has both coaches nervous," said Kings coach Michael Malone, who was an assistant with the Golden State Warriors when Robinson played for them in 2012. "One coach doesn't know what he'll do, and the other watches as he scores 30. He's a great pickup for the Nuggets. I'm happy for him."

Thomas got his game going. His 7-0 run midway through the third quarter erased the Nuggets' six-point lead and forced Denver coach Brian Shaw to call a timeout to cool him off. Thomas had just nine points until he went off with two short baskets and a 3-pointer that had him jawing at Shaw as he shuffled back on defense.