Wilson Chandler tied his career high with 35 points and gladly watched Ty Lawson take the game-winning jumper.
Ty Lawson had 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Denver Nuggets scrambled down the stretch but held off the Blazers 111-109 on Wednesday night.
Tthe Denver Nuggets now have back-to-back losses since their nine-game winning streak. Rudy Gay drained a pull-up jumper with less than five seconds remaining as Toronto knocked off the Nuggets 109-108.
The Boston Celtics relied on their veterans to help them win the matchup of the NBA’s two hottest teams.
Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 118-114 triple overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 19 points and nine rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the Houston Rockets 118-110 Wednesday night.
Andre Iguodala made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining after forcing a turnover to deny a last-second shot by Indiana, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 102-101 Monday night.
Bradley Beal scored 23 points, John Wall blocked Ty Lawson’s attempt for a tying layup in the final seconds, and the Washington Wizards hung on to beat the Denver Nuggets 112-108 on Friday night to snap an eight-game road losing streak.
Russell Westbrook poured in 32 points and the Thunder halted the Nuggets’ six-game winning streak by whipping Denver 117-97.
Although the Los Angeles Lakers have inspired plenty of strong emotions during their title-laden history, the Denver Nuggets felt something that’s been rare in recent decades.
J.J. Barea scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while All-Star forward Kevin Love sat on the bench with a sprained finger, lifting Minnesota over Denver.