Denver Nuggets stop losing skid with win over Indiana Pacers

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Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 25 points and the host Denver Nuggets snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers, 109-96, on Saturday night.

Nate Robinson and Timofey Mosgov each added 15. First-year Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw won in his first matchup against Indiana since leaving his job as a Pacers assistant to come to Denver.

J.J. Hickson had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson scored 23 for Indiana. The Pacers split a road back-to-back set after winning the night before in Sacramento.

Paul George added 18 points and David West 16 for the Pacers, who lost for the eighth time in nine trips to Denver.


Oklahoma City 103, at Philadelphia 91: Kevin Durant had 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a shoulder injury to lead the Thunder to its seventh straight win, a victory over the 76ers. Durant was scratched from the Thunder’s win over Boston on Friday with a sprained right shoulder.

at Portland 115, Minnesota 104: LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points in a showdown with Kevin Love that didn’t live up to expectations, leading the Trail Blazers to a win over the Timberwolves. It was the Trail Blazers’ 33rd win — matching their total from all of last season.

at Memphis 99, Houston 81: Mike Conley scored 17 points and Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds as the Grizzlies beat the Rockets for the second consecutive night. Memphis held the Rockets to 38% shooting and built the lead to as many as 27 points.

Chicago 89, at Charlotte 87: D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the Bulls held off the Bobcats to get back above .500. The former Bobcats point guard hit four of five shots from the field in the fourth quarter, including three three-pointers, to help break open a tight game.


at Utah 104, Washington 101: Enes Kanter scored 24 points and Gordon Hayward hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to lift the Jazz past the Wizards. Kanter made 11 of 13 shots and the Jazz overcame a 13-point deficit to take control in the fourth quarter and keep the Wizards from moving above the .500 mark for the first time in more than four years.

Atlanta 112, at Milwaukee 87: Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead six Hawks in double figures and key the decisive surge that helped Atlanta rebound from a 26-point home loss for a win over the Bucks.