Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack and the Nuggets extended their winning streak to 15 games with a 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings Saturday night in Denver.
Kenneth Faried had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won a franchise-best 17 straight at home.
And they did it while Ty Lawson (right heel) and Wilson Chandler (shoulder), two of their top players, were out with injuries.
It took until the final minutes to hold off the Kings, who got 24 points and 15 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins.
John Salmons, who finished with 18 points, hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to get the Kings within 4 points, but Andre Miller sank two foul shots to seal the win.
Knicks 110, Raptors 84 — Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, Kenyon Martin had another big game against Toronto, and host New York finished off a home-and-home sweep of the Raptors.
J.R. Smith added 25 points for the Knicks, who beat the Raptors for the second straight night. Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds, a night after he had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the Knicks’ victory in Toronto that clinched a playoff berth.
Bulls 87, Pacers 84 — Luol Deng scored 20 points, Carlos Boozer had 18, and host Chicago overcame the absence of starting center Joakim Noah to earn a victory over Indiana.
Clippers 101, Nets 95 — Chris Paul scored 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter after banging his left knee early in the game and host Los Angeles held off Brooklyn in a matchup of playoff-bound teams.
Pistons 92, Bobcats 91 — Charlie Villanueva scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead driving layup with 15 seconds left, and visiting Detroit defeated Charlotte to snap a 10-game losing streak.
Warriors 101, Wizards 92 — Stephen Curry scored 35 points before injuring his ankle late in host Golden State’s victory over Washington.