NBA roundup: Nuggets drop the Lakers

Wilson Chandler scored 23 points for the Nuggets.
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Wilson Chandler scored 23 points for the Nuggets.

Wilson Chandler scored 23 points in place of an injured Danilo Gallinari, and Ty Lawson added 22 in the Nuggets’ 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night in Denver.

Gallinari, the Nuggets’ leading scorer, sat out with a bruised left thigh. He wasn’t needed as the Nuggets won their ninth straight game at home and snapped the Lakers’ four-game winning streak.

Hawks 114, Pistons 103 — Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and visiting Atlanta beat Detroit for its fifth win in six games.

Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who were ahead, 61-51, at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter.

The Pistons have lost three straight, all without Brandon Knight (hyperextended knee).


Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta, which shot 14 of 33 from 3-point range.

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Wizards 90, Raptors 84 Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Washington beat Toronto north of the border for its third straight victory.

The Wizards won for just the fifth time in 27 road games this season. Washington’s road record is the worst in the NBA.