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NBA roundup: Billups leads Denver past L.A. Lakers

Boston Celtics' Eddie House (50) reacts after hitting a three-point shot as New Jersey Nets head coach Kiki Vandeweghe looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  The Celtics beat the Nets, 96-87. (AP Photo/
Boston Celtics' Eddie House (50) reacts after hitting a three-point shot as New Jersey Nets head coach Kiki Vandeweghe looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. The Celtics beat the Nets, 96-87. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Mary Schwalm, Associated Press

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.