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.
Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri keeps tinkering with the roster as the playoffs draw near, trying to find just the right mix for coach George Karl.
The Denver Nuggets agreed Thursday to ship big man Nene to Washington in a three-team deal, with the Wizards sending JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver and Nick Young to the Los Angeles Clippers, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press.
Nene scored 22 points, Ty Lawson had 21 points and seven assists and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 118-117 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Arron Afflalo scored 28 points, Al Harrington had 20 and the Denver Nuggets pulled away for a 110-97 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
Dante Cunningham tipped in Rudy Gay’s miss with less than a second left and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Denver Nuggets 103-102 Friday night.
After fans in Denver showed him their appreciation, Chauncey BIllups scored a season-high 32 points and drew a crucial foul in the waning seconds to help the Los Angeles Clippers secure a 109-105 triumph at Denver
Rudy Fernandez scored a season-high 23 in his return from a sore Achilles as the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 96-81 on Friday night.
The Nuggets have steadily developed into a contender, racing out to a 13-5 record, which is second only to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference.
Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.