NBA - Nuggets stumble to 15th win in a row

The Denver Nuggets ground out a 15th straight win while Carmelo Anthony was in top form for the Knicks.

Nuggets 101, Kings 95

Danilo Gallinari scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets overcame another sluggish performance to win their 15th straight with a 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

Kenneth Faried had 17 points and nine rebounds as Denver extended its franchise-best win streak. The Nuggets have won club-record 17 in a row at home.

They had to overcome a big night from DeMarcus Cousins, who finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Kings.

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Knicks 110, Raptors 84

Carmelo Anthony led the New York Knicks with 28 points, but Kenyon Martin again sparked the team he joined a month ago, stepping up to provide big plays on both ends of the court and an intensity the Knicks have needed.

It all added up to a second straight win over the Toronto Raptors in a home-and-home matchup, with the Knicks earning a 110-84 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Martin, who signed with the Knicks on Feb. 21, scored 18 points, had seven rebounds and energized the crowd as he had another successful night stepping in for injured center Tyson Chandler.

The Knicks (42-26) won their fourth straight game, following a four-game losing streak during their West Coast road trip.

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Pistons 92, Bobcats 91

Charlie Villanueva scored 18 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, and hit a go-ahead drive with 15.0 seconds left to give the Detroit Pistons a 92-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Pistons held on when Charlotte's Kemba Walker missed a drive and Josh McRoberts missed a follow shot in the final four seconds.

The win snapped a 10-game losing streak and moved the Pistons to 24-47. The Bobcats had a two-game winning streak snapped and fell to a league-worst 16-53.

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Bulls 87, Pacers 84

The Chicago Bulls needed several unlikely heroes to step up in an 87-84 victory over Indiana.

Veteran center Nazr Mohammed got his second start of the season in place of injured Joakim Noah and scored 11 points. Seldom-used shooting guard Daequan Cook sparked a surge that sent the Bulls in front early in the fourth quarter.

Luol Deng led the Bulls with 20 points, and Carlos Boozer contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds. Paul George led the Pacers with 23 points.

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Grizzlies 110, Celtics 106

Reserve Memphis guard Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 30 points, sparking the Grizzlies to a 110-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on 11-for-20 shooting.

Memphis (47-22) will clinch its third straight playoff berth if Washington beats Golden State later Saturday night.

Bayless came into the game averaging 7.8 points per game, but this was the third time in the last five games that he scored 20 or more. He knocked down 4 of 6 of from 3-point range.

Darrell Arthur, who started in place of power forward Zack Randolph, scored 18 with seven rebounds. Ed Davis, who started in place of injured center Marc Gasol, scored 11 with eight rebounds.

Paul Pierce led the Celtics (36-33) with 26 points.

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