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NBA roundup: Nuggets win 12th straight

Iguodala lifts Denver in OT

Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala, right, made a 3-pointer over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah with 7.1 seconds left Monday, March 18, 2013.

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Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala, right, made a 3-pointer over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah with 7.1 seconds left Monday, March 18, 2013.

Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Denver Nuggets to their 12th consecutive win, a 119-118 victory over the Bulls Monday night in Chicago.

Reserve Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 35 points, Corey Brewer added 16, and Ty Lawson 13.

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Iguodala finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Andre Miller had 13 assists.

Nate Robinson scored 34 points for Chicago, which lost for the seventh time in 11 games. Luol Deng added 21 points, Marco Belinelli scored 18, and Joakim Noah had 12 rebounds and 14 points.

Chicago opened overtime with back-to-back baskets from Noah and Boozer to take their biggest lead of the night, 109-105.

Lawson’s 3-pointer with three minutes left got Denver within 111-110. Iguodala sank a pair of free throws to put the Nuggets back ahead 112-111.

Chicago took the lead 117-116 with 32.8 seconds left when Noah tipped in Robinson’s missed layup.

Robinson then made one of two free throws with 16.9 seconds left to give Chicago a 118-116 lead, setting the stage for Iguodala’s winner.

Suns 99, Lakers 76 — Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points, including his second 3-pointer of the season, in the fourth quarter and Phoenix pulled away for a rout of visiting Los Angeles, which was without Kobe Bryant for the second straight night.

Steve Nash scored 19 against his former team, but was just 6 of 17 as the Lakers shot 33 percent for the game.

The Suns outscored the Lakers,28-10, in the fourth quarter to snap a four-game losing streak.

Dwight Howard had 16 points and 11 rebounds, but was just 6 of 18 from the field for the Lakers, who were still without injured Pau Gasol.

Wesley Johnson added 14 points for the Suns, who beat the Lakers in Phoenix for the fourth time in a row.

Nets 119, Pistons 82 — Deron Williams scored 31 points in 28 minutes and Brooklyn routed hapless Detroit in the opener of their eight-game road trip.

Detroit lost its ninth straight and fell to 2-13 since the All-Star break. Pistons coach Lawrence Frank returned after missing six games to be with his seriously ill wife. Frank is planning to return to New Jersey before Detroit plays Friday in Miami.

The Nets, coming off a 12-point loss to Atlanta Sunday, pulled within a half-game of New York in the Atlantic Division, with the Knicks playing later Monday at Utah.

Brook Lopez added 18 points and seven rebounds, while former Pistons guard Jerry Stackhouse had 10 points in his first game since Jan. 26.

Mavericks 127, Hawks 113 — Darren Collison scored 24 points and hot-shooting Dallas set season highs for points in a half and a game while beating host Atlanta.

Dallas led, 68-55, at halftime and kept adding to the lead in the second half. Dirk Nowitzki, who had 22 points, hit two free throws as the Mavericks reached 100 with their first points of the final period.

Dallas made 57.3 percent of its shots (51 of 89).

76ers 101, Trail Blazers 100 — Spencer Hawes had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points to lead host Philadelphia.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 14 rebounds, and Damian Lillard scored 27 points for Portland..

Pacers 111, Cavaliers 90Gerald Green scored 20 points and Tyler Hansbrough, starting in place of the injured David West, had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead visiting Indiana.

Bobcats 119, Wizards 114 — Gerald Henderson had 27 points, Kemba Walker added 18 points and seven assists, and host Charlotte defeated Washington to snap the Wizards’ three-game win streak.

Warriors 93, Hornets 72 — Stephen Curry scored 30 points and Golden State won easily in New Orleans.

Grizzlies 92, Timberwolves 77 — Mike Conley had 20 points and six assists and host Memphis snapped a two-game losing streak with a win over Minnesota.

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