NBA scores: Nuggets extend their winning streak, Pistons end their losing streak


The Miami Heat aren't the only team in the NBA with a notable streak. The Nuggets won their 15th straight Saturday and the Pistons ended a 10-game losing streak.

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.

DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Kings and John Salmons scored 18 points.

Detroit Pistons 92, Charlotte Bobcats 91

Charlie Villanueva scored 18 points off the bench to help the Pistons (24-47) end a ten-game losing streak. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats (16-53) with 25 points.

Los Angeles Clippers 101, Brooklyn Nets 95

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).

New York Knicks 110, Toronto Raptors 84

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.

Chicago Bulls 87, Indiana Pacers 84

Carlos Boozer had 18 points and ten rebounds and Luol Deng scored 20 points to lead the Bulls (37-31) passed their division rival. Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers (43-27).

Memphis Grizzlies 110, Boston Celtics 106

Jerryd Bayless scored 30 points off the bench to lead Memphis (47-22) to the win. Paul Pierce led Boston (36-33) with 26 points. It was Boston's fourth-straight loss.

Golden State Warriors 101, Washington Wizards 92

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.

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