With 25-straight wins, the Miami Heat are understandably dominating the 'winning streak' headlines at the moment, but the Denver Nuggets (49-22) have a notable, if overlooked, streak of their own going.
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Denver won its 15th-straight game Saturday, beating the Sacramento Kings (25-45), 101-95. Denver trailed heading into the fourth, but out-scored the Kings 31-24 in the final period to keep the streak going.
Danilo Gallinari led six Nuggets in double-figures with 19 points and eight rebounds. Kenneth Faried scored 17, Andre Iguodala scored 15, Kosta Koufos scored 13 and Andre Miller and JaVale McGee each scored 11 points.
Chris Paul and Deron Williams rekindled their draft-class rivalry, with Paul's Clippers (48-22) getting the upper hand. Paul had 29 points and 11 assists while Williams finished with 18 points and nine assists for the Nets (40-29).
Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and eight rebounds and J.R. Smith scored 25 points off the bench for the Knicks (42-26), who won their fourth straight. Kenyon Martin added 18 points for the Knicks. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors (26-44) with 17 points. It was Toronto's fourth-straight loss.
Stephen Curry had 35 points and eight assists, Klay Thompson scored 18 points and Harrison Barnes scored 16 points to lead a potent Warriors (40-31) perimeter attack. Cartier Martin led the Wizards (25-44) with 23 points.