LOS ANGELES — Chauncey Billups tied his career-high with 37 points, including nine 3-pointers, and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 126-113 Friday night, ending the Lakers' eight-game home winning streak.
Billups was 12 of 20 from the floor, 9 of 13 from 3-point range and made 6 of 8 free throws to go with eight assists for the Nuggets, who played without Carmelo Anthony for the seventh straight game.
CELTICS 96, NETS 87: At Boston, Eddie House scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter, helping the Celtics overcome a slow start and pull away.
WIZARDS 92, MAGIC 91: At Orlando, Fla., Caron Butler made a 19-foot jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining, capping Washington's comeback from a 21-point deficit.
PACERS 107, PISTONS 83: At Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored 25 points and Brandon Rush added 16 to help Indiana to a lopsided win over Detroit.
BUCKS 114, KNICKS 107: At New York, Brandon Jennings scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half for Milwaukee.
HAWKS 91, BULLS 81: At Atlanta, Josh Smith posted his second career triple-double and the Hawks recovered in the fourth quarter to beat Chicago.
76ERS 101, HORNETS 94: At New Orleans, Thaddeus Young made his first seven shots and finished with 19 points to lead Philadelphia over New Orleans.
ROCKETS 101, GRIZZLIES 83: At Memphis, Aaron Brooks had 19 points and eight rebounds and Houston handed Memphis its fourth loss in five games.
TIMBERWOLVES 117, MAVERICKS 108: At Dallas, Jonny Flynn scored 19 points and Minnesota finished the game on a 13-2 run to snap a 13-game losing streak against Dallas.
SUNS 114, KINGS 102: At Sacramento, Steve Nash had 23 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to help Phoenix complete a perfect four-game road trip.