Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Nuggets' home streak halts Clippers' run at 17

DENVER — Danilo Gallinari led six Nuggets players in double figures with 17 points and Denver stopped the Clippers' franchise-record winning streak at 17 games with a 92-78 victory Tuesday.

The Clippers' streak was the longest in the NBA since the Celtics won 19 in a row from Nov. 15 to Dec. 23, 2008.

Kenneth Faried added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their eighth in a row at home.

The Clippers, whose point total was two above their season-low, were hurt by poor shooting from 3-point range (5 of 29, 17.2 percent) and the free throw line (13 of 29, 44.8 percent). Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe had 12 points apiece to lead Los Angeles.

The loss also ended a franchise-record seven-game road winning streak for the Clippers.

Andre Miller, starting in place of point guard Ty Lawson, had 12 points and 12 assists for the Nuggets. Lawson, the team said, has been bothered by tightness in his left Achilles' tendon for the past week, forcing him to miss a game for the first time this season.

Blazers shrug off Anthony's 45 points

NEW YORK — The Blazers overcame Carmelo Anthony's season high-tying 45 points and spoiled Amare Stoudemire's season debut, beating the Knicks 105-100.

Nicolas Batum scored 26, Damian Lillard had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Portland, which avenged a 121-79 loss here March 14.

"Down 42, that was real embarrassing," Batum said. "The only thing on my mind when I came in was just put (down) the stat sheet from last year. That was my motivation."

Stoudemire finished with six points on 3-for-8 shooting and one rebound in 17 minutes in his return from knee surgery.

"The game felt like it was going 100 mph that first half. …" Stoudemire said. "Just a little bit rusty. … But the second half was better than my first half. Hopefully my second game will be better than my first game."

Anthony shot 14 of 24 and nearly led the Knicks back from 19 points.

Game highlights: Vince Carter scored 23 as the Mavericks ended their six-game losing streak with a 103-94 win over the host Wizards. … The host Pistons held off the Kings 103-97 for their first three-game winning streak of the season. … Josh Smith scored 23 to lead the Hawks to a 95-86 victory over the Hornets.

Nuggets 92, Clippers 78

L.A. CLIPPERS (78): Butler 3-9 0-0 7, Griffin 4-11 4-7 12, Jordan 4-4 3-10 11, Paul 4-9 1-1 10, Green 1-9 0-0 2, Crawford 2-11 5-6 9, Barnes 4-10 0-2 9, Odom 2-6 0-1 4, Turiaf 1-2 0-2 2, Bledsoe 5-7 0-0 12, Hollins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-78 13-29 78.

DENVER (92): Gallinari 6-15 2-4 17, Faried 5-11 4-4 14, Koufos 2-5 0-0 4, A.Miller 6-9 0-0 12, Iguodala 5-10 1-5 12, McGee 5-10 0-2 11, Brewer 5-14 0-0 10, Mozgov 1-3 2-2 4, Hamilton 0-1 2-2 2, Fournier 2-4 0-2 6, Randolph 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-82 11-21 92.

L.A. Clippers 19 24 16 19— 78

Denver 21 27 27 17— 92

3-Point GoalsL.A. Clippers 5-29 (Bledsoe 2-3, Paul 1-4, Barnes 1-4, Butler 1-6, Odom 0-2, Crawford 0-5, Green 0-5), Denver 7-23 (Gallinari 3-7, Fournier 2-2, McGee 1-1, Iguodala 1-5, A.Miller 0-1, Mozgov 0-1, Brewer 0-6). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsL.A. Clippers 59 (Jordan 11), Denver 60 (Faried 11). AssistsL.A. Clippers 15 (Paul 6), Denver 28 (A.Miller 12). Total FoulsL.A. Clippers 18, Denver 26. A19,155.

Blazers 105, Knicks 100

PORTLAND (105): Aldridge 8-19 3-6 19, Batum 7-13 6-7 26, Hickson 9-11 0-1 18, Matthews 3-6 2-2 8, Lillard 9-19 1-2 21, Jeffries 1-1 0-0 2, Claver 0-2 0-0 0, Price 2-3 0-0 5, Babbitt 2-6 0-0 6, Barton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-81 12-18 105.

NEW YORK (100): Anthony 14-24 12-14 45, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Chandler 4-7 2-2 10, Kidd 0-5 0-0 0, Brewer 2-4 0-0 5, J.Smith 10-22 4-6 28, Novak 0-5 0-0 0, Prigioni 1-3 0-0 2, Stoudemire 3-8 0-2 6, Copeland 1-5 0-0 2, Camby 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 36-84 18-24 100.

Portland 30 28 20 27— 105

New York 23 24 24 29— 100

3-Point GoalsPortland 11-33 (Batum 6-12, Babbitt 2-5, Lillard 2-8, Price 1-2, Aldridge 0-1, Barton 0-1, Claver 0-1, Matthews 0-3), New York 10-37 (Anthony 5-11, J.Smith 4-12, Brewer 1-1, Prigioni 0-2, Copeland 0-3, Kidd 0-4, Novak 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPortland 53 (Aldridge 14), New York 47 (J.Smith 11). AssistsPortland 22 (Lillard, Batum 6), New York 18 (J.Smith 5). Total FoulsPortland 22, New York 19. A19,033.

Hawks 95, Hornets 86

ATLANTA (95): Korver 4-8 2-2 14, Jo.Smith 11-20 0-0 23, Horford 10-17 0-0 20, Teague 2-8 0-2 4, Williams 4-13 0-2 9, Pachulia 5-8 2-2 12, Jenkins 3-4 0-0 7, Tolliver 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 41-83 4-8 95.

NEW ORLEANS (86): Thomas 1-3 0-0 2, Davis 4-9 1-4 9, Lopez 5-9 0-0 10, Vasquez 7-15 2-4 17, Rivers 1-5 0-0 3, Gordon 5-17 1-4 11, Anderson 9-15 0-0 23, Aminu 0-2 0-0 0, Roberts 0-1 0-0 0, Ja.Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Mason 3-3 0-0 9. Totals 36-82 4-12 86.

Atlanta 22 22 28 23— 95

New Orleans 26 24 14 22— 86

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 9-22 (Korver 4-7, Tolliver 2-4, Jenkins 1-1, Jo.Smith 1-3, Williams 1-5, Teague 0-2), New Orleans 10-20 (Anderson 5-10, Mason 3-3, Rivers 1-2, Vasquez 1-2, Gordon 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsAtlanta 46 (Jo.Smith 13), New Orleans 54 (Davis 13). AssistsAtlanta 30 (Teague 8), New Orleans 20 (Vasquez 10). Total FoulsAtlanta 11, New Orleans 17. A12,712.

Pistons 103, Kings 97

SACRAMENTO (97): Salmons 4-9 0-0 10, Thompson 6-10 4-6 16, Cousins 10-21 1-2 21, Thomas 4-10 2-2 12, Garcia 1-5 2-2 5, Johnson 2-6 0-0 4, Fredette 4-10 3-3 14, Brooks 2-8 2-2 7, Robinson 1-3 0-0 2, Hayes 0-0 0-0 0, Outlaw 2-4 2-4 6. Totals 36-86 16-21 97.

DETROIT (103): Prince 5-8 0-0 10, Maxiell 3-6 1-2 7, Monroe 6-13 6-8 18, Knight 8-13 2-3 20, Singler 2-5 0-0 4, Drummond 3-6 1-2 7, Daye 5-10 1-1 13, Bynum 4-9 6-6 15, Villanueva 3-5 0-0 9. Totals 39-75 17-22 103.

Sacramento 28 20 19 30— 97

Detroit 27 31 22 23— 103

3-Point GoalsSacramento 9-26 (Fredette 3-5, Salmons 2-5, Thomas 2-5, Garcia 1-3, Brooks 1-6, Outlaw 0-1, Johnson 0-1), Detroit 8-20 (Villanueva 3-5, Daye 2-4, Knight 2-6, Bynum 1-1, Prince 0-2, Singler 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSacramento 44 (Cousins 14), Detroit 52 (Monroe, Drummond 11). AssistsSacramento 19 (Salmons 6), Detroit 19 (Bynum, Knight 4). Total FoulsSacramento 20, Detroit 15. TechnicalsDetroit Bench. Flagrant Fouls—Villanueva. Ejected— Villanueva. A12,175.

Mavericks 103, Wizards 94

DALLAS (103): Carter 9-14 3-4 23, Marion 5-7 0-0 11, Kaman 6-11 0-0 12, Collison 4-13 6-7 15, Mayo 6-10 0-0 15, Crowder 0-0 0-2 0, Nowitzki 5-7 0-0 11, Brand 2-8 0-0 4, Douglas-Roberts 0-1 2-2 2, Beaubois 2-6 0-2 5, Da.Jones 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 41-82 11-17 103.

WASHINGTON (94): Webster 4-11 4-4 14, Nene 2-10 3-3 7, Okafor 5-10 4-6 14, Temple 1-6 3-4 6, Beal 7-16 4-7 22, Vesely 1-2 0-0 2, Seraphin 4-8 2-2 10, Mack 3-5 0-0 7, Crawford 4-9 0-0 9, Martin 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 32-79 20-26 94.

Dallas 23 25 35 20— 103

Washington 29 23 19 23— 94

3-Point GoalsDallas 10-22 (Mayo 3-4, Carter 2-5, Marion 1-1, Nowitzki 1-2, Da.Jones 1-2, Beaubois 1-4, Collison 1-4), Washington 10-26 (Beal 4-7, Webster 2-8, Martin 1-2, Mack 1-2, Crawford 1-3, Temple 1-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 49 (Marion 14), Washington 51 (Okafor 11). AssistsDallas 25 (Collison 8), Washington 23 (Mack 6). Total FoulsDallas 25, Washington 23. A14,456.

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