By: Associated Press
Jamal Murray scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Denver Nuggets rally from 23 down to beat the San Antonio Spurs 127-120. Denver scored 74 points in the second half, a season high, and outscored San Antonio by 21 after halftime. The Nuggets have won three in a row and six of their last seven. Paul Millsap, who had 22 off the bench, helped spark the comeback on his 35th birthday. Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds while battling foul trouble trying to guard LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs forward had 33 points to lead all scorers.
The Toronto Raptors have run their franchise-record winning streak to 15 games by outscoring the Minnesota Timberwolves.
OG Anunoby scored a career-high 25 points and matched his career high with 12 rebounds as the Raptors topped the Wolves, 137-126. Kyle Lowry provided 27 points and 11 assists after missing Saturday’s win over Brooklyn because of whiplash.
Pascal Siakam scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to help Toronto close out the victory. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a season-high 21 and Fred VanVleet added 16 as the Raptors won their 16th straight home meeting with Minnesota.
D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points in his Minnesota debut, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points to go with 10 rebounds.
Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points apiece to lead the Bucks past the Kings, 123-111. Milwaukee won its fifth in a row and improved to a league-best 46-7 despite playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was home following the birth of his son.
Rajon Rondo provided 15 of his season-high 23 points in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 125-100 thumping of the Suns. Anthony Davis added 25 points and 10 rebounds as Los Angeles cruised to its fourth victory in five games.
Jimmy Butler had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat in a 113-101 victory at Golden State. Butler was crisp after sitting out the previous two games with a right shoulder strain, delivering 13 points in the first half and shooting 9 of 15 overall as Miami stopped a three-game skid.
Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points before fouling out in Utah’s 123-119 victory against the Mavericks. Rudy Gobert finished with 17 points and 16 boards, shooting 7-for-7 after making all eight attempts in Utah's home victory over Dallas last month.
Spencer Dinwiddie capped his 21-point performance by nailing a 21-foot jumper with 5 seconds left to give the Nets a 106-105 victory over the Pacers. The lead changed hands three times in the final 27 seconds and wasn't decided until Malcolm Brogdon's 3-pointer at the buzzer came up short, sealing Indiana’s sixth consecutive loss.
The Magic knocked off the Hawks, 137-126 behind Nikola Vucevic, who had 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Aaron Gordon finished with 26 points, Evan Fournier added 22 and Terrence Ross had 21 while Orlando was shooting 52.6% from the field, including a season-high 18 3-pointers.
Miles Bridges contributed 18 points and the Hornets ended a five-game losing streak with an 87-76 victory over the Pistons. Malik Monk added 16 points for the Hornets, while Devonte’ Graham had 14 points and 11 assists to help Charlotte overcome 37% shooting.