DENVER — Danilo Gallinari led six Nuggets players in double figures with 17 points and Denver stopped the Los Angeles Clippers' franchise-record winning streak at 17 games with a 92-78 victory Tuesday night.
The Clippers' streak was the longest in the NBA since the Boston Celtics won 19 in a row from Nov. 15-Dec. 23, 2008.
Kenneth Faried added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their eighth in a row at home.
The Clippers, whose point total was two above their season low, were hurt by poor shooting from 3-point range (5 of 29, 17.2 percent) and the free-throw line (13 of 29, 44.8 percent). Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe had 12 points apiece to lead Los Angeles.
Andre Miller, starting in place of point guard Ty Lawson, had 12 points and 12 assists for the Nuggets. Lawson has been bothered by tightness in his left Achilles' tendon for the past week, forcing him to miss a game for the first time this season.
76ers 103, Lakers 99
At Los Angeles, Jrue Holiday had 26 points and 10 assists, Evan Turner added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers (15-16) have matched their worst start after 31 games since the 2002-03 season, when they began defense of their third straight NBA title with a 12-19 record.
Kobe Bryant, who shifted from shooting guard to small forward five games ago in coach Mike D'Antonio's redesigned rotation, led the Lakers with 36 points. Steve Nash added 12 points and 10 assists. Down by nine with just under 3 minutes to play, the Lakers closed to 99-97 on Bryant's 3-pointer with 1:28 left.
Hawks 95, Hornets 86
At New Orleans, Josh Smith scored 10 of his 23 points in the third quarter to lead Atlanta to the win.
Al Horford added 20 points, Kyle Korver had 14 and Zaza Pachulia 12 for the Hawks.
Hornets guard Eric Gordon, playing in his first home game this season, scored 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting.
Mavericks 103, Wizards 94
At Washington, Vince Carter scored 23 points, O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison had 15 apiece and the Mavericks snapped a six-game losing streak.
Bradley Beal equaled a career high with 22 points.
Pistons 103, Kings 97
At Auburn Hills, Mich., Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Pistons held on for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Sacramento cut a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to one, and Detroit led 100-97 when Austin Daye made a 3-pointer with the shot clock running down with 11.5 seconds left.