Nuggets rally to beat Wizards

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Mar 24 2014 04:01 PM | Updated as of Mar 25 2014 12:01 AM

Nuggets 105, Wizards 102

Kenneth Faried had 20 points and eight rebounds as the short-handed Denver Nuggets overcame a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to defeat the Washington Wizards.

Washington (36-34) pulled to two with 10 seconds to go but the Nuggets closed it with free throws.

Randy Foye had 17 points and forward Darrell Arthur added 15 off the Nuggets bench.

Injury ravaged Denver (32-38) played their first game without J.J. Hickson, who tore his right ACL and was lost for the season on Friday.

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Lakers 103, Magic 94

Jordan Hill scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Lakers end a four-game skid with a victory over the Orlando Magic.

Nick Young scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for the Lakers (23-46), who handed the Magic their ninth consecutive defeat.

Orlando (19-52), the worst road team in the NBA at 4-34, have lost 23 of their past 24 games.

Victor Oladipo led Orlando with 21 points and 10 assists. Arron Afflalo added 18 points, while Tobias Harris had 16 points and nine rebounds.