NBA roundup: Nuggets win fifth straight


Paul Millsap scored 23 factors and hit all 9 of his free throws, Will Barton and Jamal Murray added 22 factors every, and the host Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 116-104 on Sunday evening.

Nov 24, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton III (5) drives to the online in opposition to Phoenix Suns ahead Kelly Oubre Jr. (Three) within the third quarter on the Pepsi Heart. Obligatory Credit score: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports activities

Mason Plumlee had 14 factors, Monte Morris completed with 10 and Nikola Jokic had eight factors and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who’ve gained 5 straight.

Cheick Diallo scored a career-high 22 factors on 10-of-12 capturing, Dario Saric had 18 factors and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Elie Okobo had a season-high 16 factors. Phoenix guard Devin Booker was held to a season-low 12 factors an evening after scoring 35 in a win at Minnesota on Saturday.

The Suns performed with out guard Ricky Rubio (again spasms) and heart Aron Baynes (proper hip flexor pressure) for the third straight sport. Rubio has missed 4 of the final 5 video games, and Baynes has sat for 4 straight.

Mavericks 137, Rockets 123

Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis posted double-doubles whereas Tim Hardaway Jr. offered complementary scoring as Dallas stretched its successful streak to 5 video games with a victory over host Houston.

Doncic completed with 41 factors and 10 assists, whereas Porzingis added 23 factors and 13 rebounds. Hardaway scored 31 factors on 10-of-18 capturing, together with 5 of 11 on Three-pointers, to energy the Mavericks.

The Rockets dropped their third consecutive sport following their eight-game successful streak. The Rockets trailed wire-to-wire, by no means even forging a tie, although they did come shut, getting inside 5 late.

Nets 103, Knicks 101

Spencer Dinwiddie scored a game-high 30 factors for visiting Brooklyn, which withstood a livid fourth quarter rally by New York to flee with a victory.

Jarrett Allen completed with 18 factors and 10 rebounds, and Taurean Prince added 14 factors and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who’ve gained three in a row — all with out the injured Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert — to get again to .500 at Eight-Eight. Joe Harris added 13 factors, and Garrett Temple completed with 12 factors.

Marcus Morris Sr. scored 26 factors for the Knicks, who’ve misplaced three in a row and 4 of 5 to fall into final place within the Jap Convention at Four-13. Julius Randle scored 15 factors, adopted by Wayne Ellington (12) and Dennis Smith Jr. (10).

Kings 113, Wizards 106

Bogdan Bogdanovic stalled a Washington rally with a Three-pointer with 1:28 remaining, permitting visiting Sacramento to hold on for the victory.

Harrison Barnes led all scorers with 26 factors, together with two free throws with 1:56 left that set the stage for Bogdanovic’s back-breaking hoop. Bogdanovic added three free throws within the closing 62 seconds, sending Sacramento to the seventh win in its final 10 video games since an Zero-5 begin.

Bradley Beal had 20 factors and a game-high eight assists to tempo the Wizards.

Clippers 134, Pelicans 109

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 of his 34 factors within the second half, and host Los Angeles rolled over New Orleans.

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Harrell, who additionally collected 12 rebounds, related on 13 of 18 pictures to tie a profession excessive in scoring. Kawhi Leonard had 26 factors, Lou Williams added 19 and Paul George completed with 18 factors because the Clippers captured their fifth consecutive win.

Brandon Ingram scored 24 factors to steer the Pelicans. Jrue Vacation had 18 factors, whereas E’Twaun Moore contributed 17 factors. Former Clipper JJ Redick scored 12.

—Area Degree Media