NBA: Nuggets’ Foye foils Clippers


DENVER — Randy Foye hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Denver overcame a 36-point performance by Los Angeles’ Blake Griffin to win 116-115 on Monday.

Kenneth Faried had a career-high 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who denied the Clippers their sixth win in seven games.

Ty Lawson, who missed the last four games with a shoulder injury, added 27 points and J.J. Hickson had 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Thunder 86, Grizzlies 77

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Oklahoma City continued its home dominance.

Oklahoma City (39-11) had a 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Washington, but the Thunder moved to 21-3 at home while winning their seventh straight game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Zach Randolph had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 13 points for Memphis (26-21), which lost for the second time in 13 games.

Wizards 100, Trail Blazers 90

WASHINGTON — Washington moved above .500 for the first time in more than four years, accomplishing the feat on its eighth try this season by pulling away in the second half to beat Portland.

John Wall scored 22 points, and Trevor Ariza added 20 for the Wizards.

Damian Lillard scored 25 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 to lead the Trail Blazers.

Pacers 98, Magic 79

INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored 16 points, Paul George and Lance Stephenson each added 15, and Indiana beat Orlando.

The Magic were led by Arron Afflalo with 20 points and Nikola Vucevic with 16.

Heat 102, Pistons 96

MIAMI — LeBron James came within two rebounds of his first triple-double this season, and Miami won for the fifth time in six games.

James had 24 points and 11 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and Chris Bosh added 17.

Nets 108, 76ers 102

NEW YORK — Paul Pierce scored 25 points, Deron Williams added 21 and Brooklyn stopped a three-game losing streak.

The Nets had lost to division leaders Toronto, Oklahoma City and Indiana after starting 2014 by winning 10 of their first 11 games, but got back on track against a Philadelphia team that has lost 13 of its last 16 games.

Carter-Williams led Philadelphia with 21 points and Elliot Williams had 18 off the bench.

Spurs 102, Pelicans 95

NEW ORLEANS — Tony Parker scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and also doled out nine assists, and San Antonio overcame a 14-point deficit against New Orleans.

Tim Duncan scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, and Marco Belinelli added 13 against his former club.

Anthony Davis had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, and Anthony Morrow added 20 points for the Pelicans.

Bucks 101, Knicks 98

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Knight made a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left and finished with 25 points, and Milwaukee snapped a six-game losing streak.

Knight took a couple dribbles, then quickly fired his 3 from the wing with Raymond Felton leaping into the air. Felton turned in disbelief as Knight rushed down the other end to celebrate.

New York had one last chance, though Carmelo Anthony misfired on a deep 3. He finished with 36 points.

Mavericks 124, Cavaliers 107

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 and Dallas handed Cleveland its fifth straight loss.

Nowitzki was on the bench for most of a key third-quarter stretch as the Mavericks restored a double-digit lead behind by Harris, Brandan Wright and Jose Calderon.

Kyrie Irving had 27 to lead the Cavaliers.

Raptors 94, Jazz 79

SALT LAKE CITY — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 18 to help Toronto win its fourth in five games.

DeRozan looked to get his teammates involved in the first half but once Kyle Lowry left with a knee injury, the new All-Star took matters into his own hands with nine points in the fourth quarter to quell a Jazz comeback.

Kings 99, Bulls 70

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help Sacramento snap a seven-game losing streak.

Cousins, the Kings’ leading scorer and rebounder, had missed the previous six games with a sprained ankle.

Jimmy Butler had 17 points for the Bulls.