Denver Nuggets small forward Kenneth Faried (35) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Nuggets 110, Clippers 100
Kenneth Faried scored 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, guard Ty Lawson added 19 points, and the Denver Nuggets stopped the Los Angeles Clippers' 11-game winning streak.
Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson contributed 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Los Angeles guard Chris Paul had 29 points and seven assists, and Blake Griffin finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds.
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Nets 108, Suns 95
Deron Williams scored 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting while recording three steals as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Phoenix Suns.
It was the Nets' eighth win in 10 games as they are three games over .500 for the second time this season.
The Suns have lost four of their last six in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They dropped 1.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies, who occupy the eighth spot in the Western Conference.