Nuggets continue winning run

  • Last Updated: March 20 2013, 8:10 GMT

The Denver Nuggets extended their NBA winning streak to 13 games on Tuesday night with a 114-104 triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Ty Lawson poured in 25 points for the Nuggets
Ty Lawson poured in 25 points for the Nuggets

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Ty Lawson poured in 25 points and Andre Miller contributed 20 points and nine assists as the Nuggets prevailed to reach the 13-game winning milestone for the first time since joining the NBA.

The result saw the Thunder taste defeat at Chesapeake Energy Arena for only the fifth time this season, and came despite a game-high 34 points from Kevin Durant and 25 from Russell Westbrook.

Elsewhere, the Sacramento Kings produced a stunning late fightback to overcome the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers 116-101.

Marcus Thornton had 25 points and Toney Douglas 19 for the Kings, who outscored their opponents 38-18 in the final quarter to storm to victory. Blake Griffin finished with 26 points and Jamal Crawford 25 in a losing cause.

The Orlando Magic slumped to their fourth straight loss, going down 95-73 against the Central Division-leading Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Spurred by 19 points from Paul George and 14 from Tyler Hansbrough, the Pacers never looked back after establishing a 19-12 first-quarter advantage.

Finally, a dominant 31-8 second-quarter display lifted the Milwaukee Bucks to a 102-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 24 points and Monta Ellis contributed 21, ensuring Wesley Matthews' game-high 28-point haul for the Trail Blazers was in vain.


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